A militant who hunkered down during the occupation of a wildlife refuge in Oregon early this year will be allowed to await trial at home after he expressed embarrassment over videos of his anti-government rants, the Oregonian reports. Sean Anderson, 47, was in custody awaiting trial related to...
For whatever reason, I have a lot of small stories about global environmental issues in my blog list so let’s do them at all at once. Between poor governance and drought, Zimbabwe’s wildlife refuge are evidently overpopulated with large mammals the nation can’t provide for and so the nation is going to sell off a […]
A Kansas woman who took her children to sing at the armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge was arrested for assaulting a police officer who was serving an eviction notice. Odalis Sharp was booked into jail Friday night after police accused her of interfering with a law enforcement officer...
You can count coots again. Sandhill cranes, too. You can drive the main refuge road without worrying that somebody with a gun — either an anti-federal militant or an FBI agent — will stop you. You can even walk into the Harney County Courthouse without having to go through a metal detector. Less...
LIMA (Reuters) - A blind lion, one that is missing an eye, and 31 others that had worked in circuses began the journey to a South African wildlife sanctuary from Lima, Peru, on Friday in what their rescuers called "the biggest transfer of animals in captivity" ever undertaken.
While doing a survey of bison on the refuge in late July 2013, Wildlife Biologist Karen Viste-Sparkman noticed a bull standing by himself. On closer inspection, it was clear that he had been struck by lightning and burned over a large area of his body. Show More Summary
“The motion … will challenge the Federal Government’s authority to assert ownership over the land that is now known as the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge." The post Ammon Bundy Wants His Case Dropped Because National Parks Are Unconstitutional appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Ethics complaints have been filed against the attorney representing Ammon Bundy, who in January led an armed take-over of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, Oregon Public Broadcasting reports. The complaints were filed with the Oregon State Bar Association against Eugene attorney Mike Arnold, who...
Oh goody, it looks like the defense team for malodorous wildlife refuge terrorist Ammon Bundy is taking its cues from the squirrelly legal theories of the defendant, which should make the coming trial no end of laughs, especially when the contempt citations start flying like penalty flags at an Oakland Raiders game. Bundy’s attorney, Lissa
A caribou trail meanders through sedges alongside the Kongakut River in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. Dave Shreffler It's that time of year. The cherry blossoms spring to life, there are crowds of school kids on theirShow More Summary
One of the biggest disappointments for the Bundy Militia Freedom Insurgents was, of course, their complete failure to rally the people of Oregon, or even of Harney County, to flock to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to join their cause. While they had a few local supporters, most folks in Burns, Oregon, wanted them to
Signs of life aren't necessarily a good thing on Fear the Walking Dead. In this episode, "We All Fall Down," Strand docks at a wildlife refuge island to get away from a ship that's been tracking them. While the inhabitants of the island are friendly and safe, Madison and her family find something off about their new friends. Show More Summary
Incredible video shows miles of seals resting on the beach of a Cape Cod wildlife refuge
A country prosecutor who accompanied a pro-Bundy sheriff to a roadblock that was set up in response to the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon in January swatted down the sheriff’s claim the men were placed in harm’s way by law enforcement, the Oregonian...
Here’s a scene I’ve always dreamed about: A birder is on station at a national wildlife refuge, catching the fall flight of neo-tropical migrants, pulling his eyes from his pair of high-priced binoculars only long enough to put another...Show More Summary
As I have said a few times here, the Republican reaction to the Bundy occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is to embrace their policy positions, if not their direct action politics. Of course, that has been the policy of most western Republicans for a long time. No one personifies this anti-public lands attitude […]
Authorities have apprehended an armed fugitive associated with occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge earlier this year, the Oregonian reports. Jake Edward Ryan, 27, of Montana, was found sleeping in a stranger’s shed, armed with a loaded .45-caliber handgun and several knives...
The final Oregon occupier was denied bail on Monday. David Fry was the final “patriot” to surrender following the armed standoff and occupation that took place at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon earlier this year. Despite the fact that Frey, who live-streamed audio from the reserve during the last days of the weeks-long... Show More Summary
Right now, the wildlife refuge is protected by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, but in the hands of private interests, it could end up being developed -- a scenario that could threaten the species that call the refuge home. The post Utah Congressman Wants To Sell America’s 4th Most Popular Wildlife Refuge To Private Developers appeared first on ThinkProgress.
There are islands in the desert. One might argue that islands are supposed to be surrounded by water, and water is in short supply in the driest corner of North America's Basin and Range province. But islands can take many forms, and...Show More Summary