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  • State budget cuts don't spare mental health

     State budget cuts don't spare mental health
    Virginia's mental health services took their share of losses from Gov. Terry McAuliffe's budget cuts, announced Wednesday. The cuts are spread across agencies, including the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the state's mental...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation grants $2 million for ocean conservation

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio's conservation foundation said on Thursday it has awarded a $2 million grant to establish marine reserves and to stop overfishing. DiCaprio, who was named a Messenger of Peace by the...
  • Kelp abundant on Laguna beaches over the summer

    Kelp abundant on Laguna beaches over the summer
    This past summer was memorable not only for periods of extreme heat, but also for the amount of kelp that washed ashore on Laguna's beaches. City officials and environmentalists noted that the past few months were unlike any other period because of...
  • BLM: Act now to protect grouse or lose development rights later

    WASHINGTON The federal government's plan to protect a plump, chickenlike bird, the greater sage grouse, is not yet final, but one agency is already critical in the effort. The stewardship of 50 million acres of sagebrush country managed by the Bureau...
  • Landowners sue over fracking delay

    Landowners sue over fracking delay
    Amy Pollard is one of thousands of landowners in southern Illinois who leased land to oil drillers two years ago for horizontal hydraulic fracturing. By now, she thought the money and the oil would be flowing. But on Tuesday, Marc Miller, head of the...
  • Virginia Marine Resources Commission: New course required for shellfish handlers starting 2015

    Starting in 2015, all shellfish harvesters and certified dealers will be required to complete a new certification program in order to get their permits and licenses, a Virginia Marine Resources Commission spokeswoman said. The new program will help...
  • Check It Out: Roping in the reluctant reader

    As a librarian, one of my favorite things to do is to recommend books to children. There is something exciting about connecting a young person with the perfect book. This is not as easy as it sounds. Everyone's tastes are different. Sometimes it is...
  • Time Warner to launch HBO as streaming broadband service

    Time Warner to launch HBO as streaming broadband service
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Time Warner Inc's HBO will launch a standalone online streaming service next year to make hit shows such as "Game of Thrones" available to people who do not subscribe to cable television. The move to take HBO "over-the-top" -...
  • Africa set to switch on gas-to-power potential

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Africa's under used gas reserves, either exported or burnt away into the sky, are set to play a big role in stemming the continent's crippling electricity void, a shift that should boost economies and small-cap energy firms. Sub-...
  • Family farms produce 80 percent of world's food, speculators seek land

    ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Despite renewed interest in industrial agriculture by investment banks and sovereign wealth funds, more than 80 percent of the world's food is still produced by family farmers, according to new U.N. research published...
  • New research tank might hold key to hurricane forecasts

    MIAMI When hurricanes sweep across the ocean's surface, they whip up a foamy mix of sea and air, swapping energy in a loop that can crank up the force of powerful storms. The physics of that exchange nearly impossible to measure in the dangerous swirl of...