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Conservation

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Top Conservation Articles

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  • Republicans in Congress poised to clash with Obama over environment

    Republicans in Congress poised to clash with Obama over environment
    Despite postelection nods toward cooperation, Republicans, who will hold the majority in Congress next year, appear poised to clash with President Obama over a range of energy and environmental issues, including the controversial Keystone XL pipeline...
  • Burbank residents ask officials for watered-down restrictions

    Burbank residents ask officials for watered-down restrictions
    Due to the ongoing drought, Burbank residents are restricted in their outdoor watering to only one day a week through April, but residents have complained about the limits. The City Council took a second look at its mandatory water conservation efforts...
  • Manufacturing boot camp matches trainees with jobs

    Manufacturing boot camp matches trainees with jobs
    Malik Williams always thought manufacturing meant working in a steel mill, a job that seemed gone for good from Baltimore. But since mid-October, the 20-year-old White Marsh resident has made his way onto factory floors to watch workers blend olive oil,...
  • Conservation amendment faces future political fights

    Conservation amendment faces future political fights
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida voters delivered a message to politicians last week that the state's polluted natural places need an urgent salvage mission. At least that's how the Florida senators who pushed for water-quality reform last session are...
  • Disney's Mira Lago purchase may pave the way for development

    Disney's Mira Lago purchase may pave the way for development
    For years, environmentalists have tried to prevent 3,000 acres of land called Mira Lago, bordering the Disney Wilderness Preserve, from becoming a housing development. Now, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts has bought the property in Osceola and Polk...
  • Lincoln Park Apartments in Hampton are nearly vacant

    Less than a year after the first moving vans arrived, the city's largest public housing complex is now nearly devoid of life. Lincoln Park Apartments is nearly vacant, save for six families and a few staff members keeping watch over the facility along...
  • Fires displace 2 families in Portsmouth, Virginia Beach

    The American Red Cross is assisting two families in Portsmouth and Virginia Beach after being displaced by early Saturday morning house fires. Jonathan McNamara, American Red Cross of Virginia communications officer, said a family of six in Portsmouth...
  • Midterm election's biggest loser: the planet

    To the editor: Hedge-fund billionaire Tom Steyer spent $74 million to bring climate change to the forefront of the political debate. Even though his contributions yielded "little payoff," still he says, "I feel great." ("Tom Steyer gets little payoff...
  • Will renewable energy ruin an 'irreplaceable' Mojave desert oasis?

    Will renewable energy ruin an 'irreplaceable' Mojave desert oasis?
    In one of the hottest, driest places on Earth, velvety sand dunes surround dry lake beds that, with luck, fill with spring rains. Hidden waterways attract a profusion of wildlife and birds; submerged desert rivers periodically erupt in a riot of green....
  • Connecticut Winemakers Ponder Opportunities Presented By Climate Change

    Connecticut Winemakers Ponder Opportunities Presented By Climate Change
    Connecticut isn't at all like the sunny, dry-summer places where most of the world's great wine grapes are grown. Winters are more bitter than in France. Growing seasons are shorter and wetter than Italy's, Spain's or California's. So you'd think that...
  • U.S. is short-sighted in Egypt

    U.S. is short-sighted in Egypt
    Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi celebrated his recent return from the U.S. by imprisoning prominent opposition blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah for participating in a peaceful demonstration. Historically, Washington's renewed pledges of massive military aid have...