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Conservation

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Top Conservation Articles

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  • Hampton Roads military bases brace for climate change, sea-level rise

    HAMPTON — When Hurricane Isabel raged through Hampton Roads in 2003, tidal levels rose 7.9 feet, putting most of Langley Air Force Base underwater. As the waters receded, the damage was immense. Two hundred facilities on the base were affected....
  • Vanguard U. pulls out of county tuition program after bias complaint

    Vanguard University ended its participation in a reduced-tuition program with the county after a complaint was filed alleging that the religious school's guiding principles violate the county's non-discrimination policy. Before withdrawing its...
  • First trip home from college: How parents, students cope

     First trip home from college: How parents, students cope
    We're coming up on one of the watershed moments of a college student's freshman year — worse than the realization that the "freshman 15" is not an urban myth (except it's more like the "freshman 3") and more cringe-inducing than seeing a roommate in...
  • The good news about offshore oil rigs

    The good news about offshore oil rigs
    Never let it be said that Mother Nature doesn't appreciate irony. A new study led by researchers at Occidental College and UC Santa Barbara has found that the oil platforms dotting the California coast are fantastic for sea life. In a 15-year study,...
  • Park improvements a top campaign issue for H.B. Councilman Shaw

    Park improvements a top campaign issue for H.B. Councilman Shaw
    Huntington Beach Mayor Pro Tem Joe Shaw likes having relaxing parks around the city for families to enjoy. If he is reelected in Tuesday's City Council election, he will make green space a priority, he says. Shaw, 54, a public relations consultant, is...
  • In Laguna Beach, kelp has arrived -- and it's raising a stink

    In Laguna Beach, kelp has arrived -- and it's raising a stink
    Warmer air and water temperatures, combined with overseas tropical storms, delivered an ecologically desirable but olfactory disagreeable gift to the shores of Laguna Beach this summer: copious amounts of kelp. City officials and environmentalists say...
  • Warming Sooner Solved By Science Than Politics

    Warming Sooner Solved By Science Than Politics
    In a diplomatic failure of global proportions, the average CO2 concentration in the earth's atmosphere climbed an extraordinary 2.9 parts per million to 396 ppm in 2013, which is faster than any year since 1984. This comes from the World Meteorological...
  • How to export California's policy on carbon emissions

    To the editor: A recent article on California's carbon market draws much-needed attention to new loopholes that undermine the state's flagship climate policy. This otherwise excellent piece falls short, however, in suggesting that the market's problems...
  • Report: Improving Neighborhood Schools A Top Priority For Hartford

    Report: Improving Neighborhood Schools A Top Priority For Hartford
    HARTFORD — Improving the city's neighborhood schools and marshaling more help for students who are learning English or have disabilities should be among the top priorities for the school system in the coming years, according to a district report...
  • Exelon behind pro-nuclear website in Illinois

    Exelon behind pro-nuclear website in Illinois
    Exelon Corp. has stepped up lobbying in its effort to have state legislators reward the company's six nuclear plants in Illinois for producing electric power without emitting greenhouse gases. Three of the plants could be closed because of competition...
  • Wallops Island takes stock of damage after rocket explosion

    Wallops Island takes stock of damage after rocket explosion
    Gerald Matthews can clearly see the charred launch pad where an Antares rocket exploded upon liftoff Tuesday, and said he has long feared such a mishap just 1.6 miles from his 55-acre farm. He called the blast awe-inspiring and terrifying — it...