Economist: Trim use of biofuels

The U.S. and European Union should reconsider a shift to biofuels that has helped increase food prices worldwide by turning agricultural land over to energy crops, American economist Jeffrey Sachs said Monday. Targets to produce more fuels that release less carbon dioxide when burned "do not make

24 GOP senators ask EPA to waive ethanol targets

Allow more corn into food supply, McCain argues

Senate Republicans have asked environmental regulators to use their power to halt the country's plans to expand ethanol production amid rising food prices.
Twenty-four Republican senators, including presidential candidate Sen. John McCain,

Smoke and Mirrors Plan for Spotted Owl Ignores Science

(Washington, D.C. - May 16, 2008) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a final Northern Spotted Owl Recovery Plan today that fails to incorporate the best available science concerning protection for the old-growth and mature forests that the owl inhabits.
"Under this plan,

Anglers must obtain federal permits

About time! This is the best news saltwater anglers every had, even though a large element doesn't realize it.

Out for Trout

Jackson in the boat.
Conditions this weekend did not look good for steelheading so we decided to go to a river close to home and walk the bank for some trout we hoped would be eager to move. We had some crazy weather on our way out which involved a complete white-out of sideways blowing snow, sleet, and cloudless blue