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    A Stargazer’s Guide to Protected Dark Skies

    A Stargazer’s Guide to Protected Dark Skies

    By Sabine Bergmann For millennia, human beings have gazed into the firmament and been awed by the thousands of stars, galaxies, nebulae and other cosmic wonders visible to the naked eye. But in recent generations, much of humanity has become divorced from these marvels. Today, at least 80 percent of people living in the United […]

    Idaho Lawmakers Strike Climate Change Language From New Science Standards

    Idaho Lawmakers Strike Climate Change Language From New Science Standards

    The Idaho House Education Committee voted 12-4 Wednesday on a motion to strip references to human-caused climate change in the state’s proposed new science education standards. The motion, proposed by Rep. Scott Syme, R-Caldwell, strikes a section* from the Idaho Content Standards that includes the language: “energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and […]

    Governors Weigh in on Water, Climate and the Environment: What We Know So Far

    Governors Weigh in on Water, Climate and the Environment: What We Know So Far

    By Brett Walton State of the State speeches are where governors sketch their legislative priorities and report on the overall health of their dominions. The state of the state is almost always “strong” and water issues are occasionally mentioned. Below are summaries of the governors’ references to water, climate and the environment. This post will […]

    Idaho Drops Climate Change Language From K-12 Science Curriculum

    Idaho Drops Climate Change Language From K-12 Science Curriculum

    Lawmakers in Idaho have approved new K-12 science standards that do not reference the established science of climate change and the impact of human activity on the environment. The Feb. 9 vote from the House Education Committee came mostly down party lines. According to Idaho Ed News, 11 Republicans on the panel approved the proposed […]

    Two Dozen Coyotes Killed in ‘Wolf-Kill Derby’ Hunting Contest

    Two Dozen Coyotes Killed in ‘Wolf-Kill Derby’ Hunting Contest

    Gray wolves and coyotes are under threat again in Idaho. Yesterday wrapped up a four-day “wolf massacre,” as Lisa Kauffman, Idaho director for the Humane Society of America, calls this now annual event. An organization which calls itself Idaho for Wildlife put on a hunting derby, dubbed “Predator Hunting Contest and Fur Rendezvous,” where from Jan. 1 […]