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Conservation

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Top Conservation Articles

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  • Ocean's nasty plastic garbage is disappearing: What's going on?

    Ocean's nasty plastic garbage is disappearing: What's going on?
    Plastic seems to be disappearing from the world's oceans, and scientists are not sure why. Exposure to waves and radiation from the sun can cause plastics to break down into micro-fragments, but scientists say those fragments are stable and durable...
  • NFL announces four women who will assist in guiding league policies

    In the wake of domestic violence incidents involving Ray Rice, Ray McDonald and Greg Hardy, the NFL is making some additions to its staff to help guide league policies. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced the changes in a letter Monday to NFL teams...
  • Ebola outbreak could spur action for Md. scientists working on vaccine

    Ebola outbreak could spur action for Md. scientists working on vaccine
    Public health officials have just one tactic to battle the unrelenting Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa — quarantine — but as the disease continues to spread, scientists in Maryland are among those close to discovering other weapons....
  • Ebola is 'not a death sentence,' U.S. cases prove

    Ebola is 'not a death sentence,' U.S. cases prove
    When Amber Vinson walked out of Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Tuesday, she became the sixth person in the country to be successfully treated for a disease that kills 70% of its victims in Africa, but has so far killed only one in the United...
  • Goose Island, Anheuser-Busch find common ground at hops farm

    Goose Island, Anheuser-Busch find common ground at hops farm
    I have a running joke about a game I call "Things That Happen When Anheuser-Busch Buys You." As many beer fans will recognize, this game refers to global brewing behemoth Anheuser-Busch InBev buying Chicago's Goose Island Beer Co. three years ago for $38....
  • Osceola, Deseret draw plans for metropolis near OIA

    Osceola, Deseret draw plans for metropolis near OIA
    Osceola County and Central Florida's Deseret Ranches, one of the nation's biggest cattle operations, will lay formal groundwork as soon as this week for a metropolis of tomorrow so large it nearly defies imagination. Including large chunks of nature and...
  • Seafood Watch cites dramatic turnaround in rockfish, other West Coast fish

    Seafood Watch cites dramatic turnaround in rockfish, other West Coast fish
    In a major turnaround that argues for strong fisheries management, the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s trusted Seafood Watch program has upgraded the status of 21 commercially important fish, including most species of Pacific rockfish in a report released...
  • Amendment aims cash at conservation efforts

    Amendment aims cash at conservation efforts
    TALLAHASSEE — For Florida environmentalists, the fate of the Wekiva-Ocala Greenway is emblematic of why they are taking the fight over preserving green spaces to the voters this fall. Amendment 1 on the November ballot sounds like a godsend for...
  • Health workers strike at major Ebola clinic in Sierra Leone

    Health workers have gone on strike at a major state-run Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone, hospital staff told Reuters on Saturday, a further blow to efforts to contain the deadly virus. Faced with the worst Ebola outbreak in history, West...
  • Chance of 'megadrought' in U.S. Southwest now 50%, study says

    Chance of 'megadrought' in U.S. Southwest now 50%, study says
    The chance of a "megadrought" gripping the Southwest for more than 30 years has increased to 50%, scientists say, which means bad news for California's already parched landscape. The odds of a 10-year drought afflicting the southwestern U.S. have...
  • Obama, in latest climate move, pledges $3 billion for global fund

    President Barack Obama on Friday pledged a $3 billion U.S. contribution to an international fund to help poor countries cope with the effects of climate change, putting the issue front and center of the G20 Leaders Summit in Australia. The large size...