Saturday, November 30, 2013


Western states want delay in wolverine listing - Laramie Boomerang Online
"Climate change models are not a reason to list species under the Endangered Species Act," Bill Bates, a representative from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, told The Salt Lake Tribune.

Bates said the population of wolverines has actually increased since the time of European settlement, even though it's estimated fewer than 300 of the elusive, snow-loving carnivores roam the mountain ranges of the Lower 48 states.
Federal officials say they aren't trying to use the wolverine as a means to regulate greenhouse gases
U.N. carbon offset market seen 'in a coma' for years after Warsaw | Reuters
Investment under the U.N.'s $315 billion Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has ground to a halt as the value of the credits they generate has plunged 95 percent in five years to around 0.30 euros, crushing profits that investors count on to set up carbon-cutting schemes in the developing world.
USDA: Corn harvest expected to be record 13.99 billion bushels; prices lowest since 2010 | Star Tribune
the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday it expects 13.99 billion bushels of corn, more than the September forecast of 13.8 billion bushels. The previous record was 13.1 billion in 2009.

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