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Conservation

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Top Conservation Articles

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  • Rain barrels add practical and pretty touches to yards

     Rain barrels add practical and pretty touches to yards
    Hampton Roads is typically blessed with routine rainfall for gardens – until the hot and dry months of July and August arrive. Then, thoughts turn to "How do I water without running my water bill sky high?" A rain barrel could be part of the...
  • Another year brings more closings at Beltzville Lake

    Another year brings more closings at Beltzville Lake
    On a day when temperatures reached the low 80s and the sun danced behind the clouds, Dennis Gilbert couldn't think of a better idea than to bring his grandchildren to Beltzville State Park to take a dip in the lake. But while Gilbert, his 16-year-old...
  • Four rhinos killed in Kenya's worst poaching attack in years

    NAIROBI (Reuters) - Two armed gangs killed four rhinos for their horns in rural Kenya this week in possibly the worst rhino poaching incident in the country in more than 25 years, the spokesman for Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said on Friday. Poaching...
  • Canada court rules against aboriginal group on forestry licenses

    OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Supreme Court of Canada backed the right of the province of Ontario to grant forestry licenses on a tract of traditional native land on Friday after an aboriginal challenge of licenses that had been granted to a lumber company....
  • Pivot Renews 'Please Like Me' for Season 3, Greenlights Conservation Series 'The Operatives'

    Pivot has renewed comedy "Please Like Me" for season three, the network announced Friday at the Television Critics Assn. summer press tour. The series is created by and stars Australian comedian Josh Thomas, and centers around Thomas' character, Josh,...
  • Justin Amann: Charter school growth siphons resources from public schools

    Being a student leader has been both a blessing and a curse during my tenure in both the K-12 system as well as the post-secondary education world. It has opened my eyes to public education's balancing act of maintaining high-quality programs, paying...
  • Connecticut Senators Ask For More Resources To Prevent Child Deaths In Hot Cars

    A string of recent cases involving children left sweltering in unattended vehicles – one of which resulted in the death of a Ridgefield baby last Monday – has prompted Connecticut's two U.S. Senators to ask a national agency for resources to...
  • Margaret L. Snyder: Science gets corrupted when scientists can't raise questions

    When Nina Teicholz set out to write "The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet," one of her goals was to demonstrate how science was perverted, not through conspiracy, but through normal human bias, the creation of interests...
  • Landmarks Of Denial Toppling?

    Interestingly enough, another landmark of denial has apparently fallen thanks to the ravages of climate change. For years, the Wall Street Journal was a citadel of climate denial, insisting that we shouldn't take serious action to reduce carbon emissions....
  • BBC told that science fringies belong in the audience, not on the air

    BBC told that science fringies belong in the audience, not on the air
    The BBC is getting some grief, and some plaudits, for pledging to do what it’s supposed to do: evaluate the quality of what it puts on the air before it airs it. A deeply researched report from its governing body, the BBC Trust, says the BBC...
  • Murrieta's budget and image take a hit from immigration protests

    Murrieta's budget and image take a hit from immigration protests
    When it all blows over, Murrieta Mayor Alan Long says he might send the White House a bill. Since July 1, when protesters turned away three buses of immigrant women and children scheduled to be processed in a local Border Patrol facility, Murrieta has...