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Conservation

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  • Pennsylvania leads nation in rails-to-trails miles

    Pennsylvania leads nation in rails-to-trails miles
    Joseph Bundra and Ray Bieak have been working on the nitty gritty of the Ironton Rail Trail for upward of 14 years, but they see that 9.2-mile path as a piece of a much bigger picture. To hear them tell it, the system of rails to trails in...
  • Southern Illinois residents rally, wait for fracking

    Southern Illinois residents rally, wait for fracking
    Wayne Woolsey, an oilman since 1958, says he has core samples pulled from deep below the shale rock here that "look awful promising," comparable to what has been found elsewhere in the country where fracking has brought plentiful jobs and enriched land...
  • When the ambulance arrives...

    When Mary Nichols couldn't rouse her mother from a deep sleep, she called an ambulance. Smithfield rescue personnel, after learning that Betty Ann Edwards, 82, had possible stroke symptoms the night before, followed the book. Rather than airlift her via...
  • Despite California climate law, carbon emissions may be a shell game

    California's pioneering climate-change law has a long reach, but that doesn't mean all its mandates will help stave off global warming. To meet the requirement that it cut carbon emissions, for example, Southern California Edison recently sold its stake...
  • Golden State Water tries to drown Claremont ballot measure

    Golden State Water tries to drown Claremont ballot measure
    Self-preservation is the most basic instinct in nature. For Golden State Water Co., it also has a price: $300,000. That's about how much the water system is spending to defeat a Claremont ballot measure enabling the city to try to seize its local...
  • VIMS gets $200K grant to help protect Powhatan village site

    VIMS gets $200K grant to help protect Powhatan village site
    Back when Capt. John Smith and Chief Powhatan butted heads in the early 1600s, the Algonquian village of Werowocomoco along the York River was fringed with marshland where inhabitants hunted and fished. Four centuries later, much of that marshy...
  • Draft plan released for James River refuge

    The James River National Wildlife Refuge — established in 1991 to protect endangered bald eagles — could be getting an environmental makeover. The 4,324-acre refuge in Prince George County is a former pine plantation that has provided...
  • Burbank residents asked to reduce outdoor water use

    Burbank residents asked to reduce outdoor water use
    Burbank residents are being asked to cut back on outdoor water use even more during the winter months as California continues to endure a severe drought. The city currently restricts outdoor sprinkler use to three days a week — on Tuesdays,...
  • Chicago Jobs Council helps develop job developers

    Chicago Jobs Council helps develop job developers
    Jennifer Levitt can't forget the woman who never returned. She had come to the Michael Barlow Center at St. Leonard's Ministries hoping Levitt, a job developer, could help her find employment. When the woman filled out a form by writing "jobs" under...
  • US-ENVIRONMENT Summary

    China to shut factories during APEC to curb Beijing pollution: Xinhua SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli ordered a temporary shutdown of factories to ensure air quality during a meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders in Beijing next month,...
  • Interviewing Ian Anderson: Solo tours, discs mean Jethro Tull to live on in music only

    Interviewing Ian Anderson: Solo tours, discs mean Jethro Tull to live on in music only
    Ian Anderson has been a member of British prog-rock band Jethro Tull for nearly five decades. He’s written and sung the majority of the songs that fill the group’s 21 studio discs, nine live albums and 15 compilations, which collectively...