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Unique Marine Ecosystems Indicate How Ocean Acidification Will Affect Sea Life
Posted on 27 May 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

A number of adverse environmental impacts are projected to occur from global warming. Although several atmospherically located substances will drive temperature increases, significant levels of CO2 may acidify the oceans. Ocean acidification is the name... Read More

Mountain States Legal Foundation: Polar Bear Listing Upheld
Posted on 24 Apr 2013 by William Perry Pendley

By William Perry Pendley, President and Chief Operating Officer of Mountain States Legal Foundation A western legal foundation has expressed dismay with the decision by a federal appellate court upholding the 2008 decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal Legislative Updates: Bison and Buffalo in Montana
Posted on 6 Mar 2013 by State Net

ENVIRONMENT: The MONTANA Senate approves SB 256, a bill that would hold the state Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks liable for any damage that wild bison cause to private property in the Treasure State. The bill, which also requires the state to... Read More

Noise Can Alter the Composition of an Ecosystem
Posted on 5 May 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have reviewed the wide variety of "selection factors" than can drive evolution in a species. Now it appears that noise can alter the makeup of an entire ecosystem. Researchers have found that noise can drive away some species and... Read More