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(The Big Story)   US gives up on Wolverines, at least until they can get the rights back from Fox   (bigstory.ap.org) divider line 23
    More: Sad, The Wolverine Foundation, snow melt, Northern Rockies, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, scientific process, National Marine Fisheries Service, University of Montana, walruses  
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2014-08-13 10:21:54 AM  
Wolverines!
 
2014-08-13 11:04:13 AM  
condition1industries.com
 
2014-08-13 11:10:55 AM  
i.kinja-img.com
 
2014-08-13 12:11:22 PM  
FTFA: "This was not a scientific process. It was a political process."

What the hell did you expect from a government?
 
2014-08-13 12:25:59 PM  
Just as well; by and large, their glory days were all back in the time of leather helmets and the single-wing formation.
 
2014-08-13 12:33:30 PM  
I am guessing protecting Wolverines will endanger fracking and job creation.
 
2014-08-13 12:38:01 PM  

cgraves67: FTFA: "This was not a scientific process. It was a political process."

What the hell did you expect from a government?


money badgers.
 
2014-08-13 12:44:18 PM  
Never forget.

Thanks to these selfless patriots, North Korea will never conquer the USA..

Please, give to your local Conservative PAC to honor these brave souls.
 
2014-08-13 12:48:19 PM  

stuhayes2010: I am guessing protecting Wolverines will endanger fracking and job creation.


Not these guys--that was the sage grouse (not listed either). Wolverines like high, deserted, cold places. This seemed to be more of a political thing where they can't say with complete accuracy what climate change is going to do to them, so they can't decide for sure if they're all going to die, or can hang on. Also wolverines are very hard to track and count.

If you can declare one species endangered because of climate change, you might as well declare all of them endangered, except the rats or something. Then the FWS could just sit down and wait to be sued out of existence.
 
2014-08-13 12:50:56 PM  
www.historicalartprints.com

What Wolverines in action might look like.
 
2014-08-13 02:09:29 PM  

stuhayes2010: I am guessing protecting Wolverines will endanger fracking and job creation.


Not really.  There may be some movement in their habitat from Climate change, but overall their populations are doing very well.  Currently listed as "Least Concern" by IUCN.

Much of this is a desire by some to keep a healthy population in the lower 48.

www.canadiangeographic.ca
 
2014-08-13 02:11:04 PM  

cryinoutloud: Not these guys--that was the sage grouse (not listed either). Wolverines like high, deserted, cold places. This seemed to be more of a political thing where they can't say with complete accuracy what climate change is going to do to them, so they can't decide for sure if they're all going to die, or can hang on. Also wolverines are very hard to track and count.

If you can declare one species endangered because of climate change, you might as well declare all of them endangered, except the rats or something. Then the FWS could just sit down and wait to be sued out of existence.



I agree 100% with this.

Damn near fell over......
 
2014-08-13 02:29:39 PM  
If only there were some theory about how a species might adapt to changing conditions over time.
 
2014-08-13 03:17:29 PM  
They can adapt or die, just like everyone else.
 
2014-08-13 03:30:06 PM  

jaybeezey: They can adapt or die, just like everyone else.


They are already pretty adept at adapting. Look at the rage of their habitat.  Forest?  Tundra? 100-degrees?  -50 degrees?  Wolverine doesn't care.  At least they aren't like the pika and die when it gets over 80 degrees.
 
2014-08-13 08:09:19 PM  

HeadLever: I agree 100% with this.
Damn near fell over......


We should hang out, Headlever. We could probably both get arrested in about an hour. Might even make Fark.
 
2014-08-13 08:40:41 PM  

cryinoutloud: We should hang out, Headlever. We could probably both get arrested in about an hour. Might even make Fark.


Lol, more than likely.
 
2014-08-13 09:03:40 PM  
...Apparently today is Montana Day in the news...

/A wolverine attacked my cousin once - he had six courses for rabies and thirty stitches.
 
2014-08-13 09:37:51 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: [i.kinja-img.com image 636x848]


You know what, i don't even want to know ... i'm better off just NOT knowing....

/Nope nope nope nope
 
2014-08-14 10:34:23 AM  

Jedekai: ...Apparently today is Montana Day in the news...
/A wolverine attacked my cousin once - he had six courses for rabies and thirty stitches.


Your cousin is very lucky. Most people go their entire lives and never even see a wolverine.
 
2014-08-14 04:01:37 PM  
If college football fans can give up on Wolverines....why not the rest of the US?  (Maybe it's a good
thing this story isn't about buckeye trees.)
 
2014-08-14 04:03:20 PM  

Clash City Farker: [www.historicalartprints.com image 400x266]

What Wolverines in action might look like.


Actually, Wolverines in action....or is it "Wolverines' inaction"?  (Ask that question on any
Saturday afternoon in Ann Arbor, MI.)
 
2014-08-14 04:06:34 PM  

Jedekai: ...Apparently today is Montana Day in the news...

/A wolverine attacked my cousin once - he had six courses for rabies and thirty stitches.


If your cousin played college football...this may be the only recent example of a Wolverine
getting the better of anyone.  (I don't think Michigan ever played Montana, since I think Montana
is Divison II....but I bet Montana would win.)
 
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