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Conservation

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  • Rain barrels add practical and pretty touches to yards

     Rain barrels add practical and pretty touches to yards
    Hampton Roads is typically blessed with routine rainfall for gardens – until the hot and dry months of July and August arrive. Then, thoughts turn to "How do I water without running my water bill sky high?" A rain barrel could be part of the...
  • Another year brings more closings at Beltzville Lake

    Another year brings more closings at Beltzville Lake
    On a day when temperatures reached the low 80s and the sun danced behind the clouds, Dennis Gilbert couldn't think of a better idea than to bring his grandchildren to Beltzville State Park to take a dip in the lake. But while Gilbert, his 16-year-old...
  • Justin Amann: Charter school growth siphons resources from public schools

    Being a student leader has been both a blessing and a curse during my tenure in both the K-12 system as well as the post-secondary education world. It has opened my eyes to public education's balancing act of maintaining high-quality programs, paying...
  • First Aid works for mental health, too

    First Aid works for mental health, too
    One in four adults in the U.S. will experience mental illness in their lifetime. That statistic provides fuel for the mental health first aid movement, which aims to teach people how to recognize the symptoms and connect people to treatment and resources....
  • Undersea mission in Florida Keys concludes with significant accomplishments

    MIAMI Outside the view port of the underwater habitat Aquarius, during the Fabien Cousteau-led Mission 31, a Goliath Grouper nicknamed Sylvia attacked a barracuda while a reef shark and aquanauts watched in delight. "Oh, did you see that?" one of the...
  • Events planned around the Lehigh Valley area

    LEHIGH COUNTY CEDAR CREST COLLEGE, 100 College Drive, Allentown, will partner with Future Stars Day Camp to offer four day-camps: Dance, week of July 14; Design and Technical Theatre, week of July 21; CSI, week of July 28; and Acting and Improvisation,...
  • Group home for disabled children struggled to provide adequate care

    Group home for disabled children struggled to provide adequate care
    The recent death of a 10-year-old disabled foster child at an Anne Arundel County group home was just the latest in a series of problems at LifeLine, the state contractor that has been paid millions in taxpayer funds to care for "medically fragile"...
  • Nuclear expansion right move for the climate, world

    In the 1970s, scientists discovered that chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons were being spewed into the atmosphere. To their shock, they found that the chemicals — then common in refrigerators, air conditioners and hair sprays — were...
  • The choice: your drinking water, or your green lawn

    To the editor: Thanks to Jay Famiglietti for the no-nonsense piece on water use in Southern California. ("How much water does California have left?," Op-Ed, July 8) Where I reside in south Orange County, nearly all of the potable water is imported,...
  • At least 4 killed, 7 injured in Florida boating collision

    MIAMI At least four people were killed and seven were injured in a horrifying three-boat collision late Friday that left the waters near Dinner Key strewn with victims and rescuers rushing them to docks and waiting ambulances, officials said. Two...
  • Border crisis argues for broader fix

    Border crisis argues for broader fix
    For die-hard opponents of comprehensive immigration reform, the flood of children from Central America that has swamped the U.S. southern border clinches the case for beefing up security and nothing more. Republican Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart of...