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Wednesday
May112011

Either speak up or get off the water

Sam Snyder takes no prisoners in this brilliant post on the connection between fly fishing and conservation.

The future of our fisheries depend upon diverse communities, diverse fisheries, and diverse thinking. If you cherish your habit, religion, sport, or whatever you want to call it, I am inclinded to say that you have no business in this sport if you don't take conservation seriously.

LINK (Via: Headwaters)

Wednesday
May112011

Soul River 

Promotional video for Soul River.

Wednesday
May112011

A dam here would forever change Chile's longest and wildest river.

Despite growing public opposition, the Chilean Government has given environmental approval to dam two of Patagonia’s most wild and pristine rivers, the Baker and the Pascua.

The project also calls for a 1,500-mile chain of huge power-line towers to transmit electricity to the north. The power-line corridor would permanently scar an enormous swath of Chile, and open rivers north of Patagonia up to dam building.

Read more (Via: The Cleanest Line)

Wednesday
May112011

Little is actually known about the health impacts of drinking methane in the water

Scientists tested water samples taken from 68 private wells in five counties in Pennsylvania and New York to explore accusations that "hydro-fracking" -- a contested technique to extract shale gas -- has contaminated groundwater.

Methane was found in 85 percent of the samples, and at sites within a kilometer (0.6 mile) of active hydraulic-fracturing operations, levels were 17 times higher than in wells far from such operations, said the study by researchers at Duke University in North Carolina.

While some residents have sounded the alarm about running faucets that ignite if a flame is placed nearby, little is actually known about the health impacts of drinking methane in the water, he said.

LINK (Via:The Raw Story)

Tuesday
May102011

March SOTM Winner - Oly Penn Steel

Eric Zanmiller, as right he should, takes the bacon. All hail the Bozeman swingers!  

Tuesday
May102011

Welcome to Studio Dyess

Fish and wildlife is one of the specialties of illustrator and painter John Dyess

LINK