Daily Archives: February 9, 2011

Rare, Endangered Whooping Crane Found Shot in Alabama

A $6,000 Reward is Offered to Catch the Killer The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating the shooting death of a whooping crane reported by an Alabama conservation officer at Weiss Lake, in Cherokee County Ala., on Jan. 28. The lake is located midway between Atlanta, Birmingham, and Chattanooga. The male whooping crane, designated…

New States of Denial Website Tracks Lawmaker Attacks on Workers

Across the country, state politicians are in “States of Denial,” according to the AFL-CIO. “Instead of creating jobs and solving the problems of middle-class working families, newly elected Republican legislators and governors are pushing legislation to cut good jobs and benefits, lower wages, threaten job safety and weaken unions,” the union says in a press…

Here We Go Again: More Snow Expected Across the South

Glynn Wilson Always the stars of any suburban yard, the Northern Cardinal [cardinalis cardinalis] is perhaps responsible for getting more people to open up a field guide than any other bird The forecast for Middle Alabama calls for cloudy skies Wednesday with a 20 percent chance of rain and snow late in the afternoon, according…

Gas Industry Goes on the Attack Against Oscar Nominated Film Gasland

Trailer The Gas industry is attacking the Oscar nominated film “Gasland” which features interviews with ordinary citizens whose lives have been irreparably altered by hydraulic fracturing. The industry is targeting scientists such as Wilma Subra, a chemist for the Louisiana Environmental Action Network and MacArthur “Genius Award” fellow, who warns of the dangers of arsenic…