Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Saving Nemo: Could this be a Pixar sequel?
Almost a decade after the Pixar hit "Finding Nemo" made clownfish seem downright warm and fuzzy, environmentalists are now looking for a real-life sequel: Saving Nemo. The Center for Biological Diversity is petitioning the National Marine Fisheries Service to extend the protections of the Endangered Species Act to the clownfish as well as several other coral reef dwellers. Does this mean that Nemo has disappeared? Not exactly. In fact, there's no documented loss of clownfish population. For that matter, no one has a real grasp of how many of the orange-and-white striped fish there are or what's been happening to their population. The request is based on the declining health of coral reefs from climate change and related ocean acidification...more