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Conservation

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Top Conservation Articles

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  • Dolphin die-off recedes, but Unusual Mortality Event lingers along East Coast

    Dolphin die-off recedes, but Unusual Mortality Event lingers along East Coast
    Last year, Virginia witnessed the worst mass dolphin die-off in its history as more than 300 bottlenose dolphins began stranding — about five times the annual average. Marine biologists were flummoxed. They suspected a deadly morbillivirus, and...
  • 'Yes, it was a bear' on Palm Beach County road

    'Yes, it was a bear' on Palm Beach County road
    Driving along Indiantown Road in western Palm Beach County last January, Nicole Verticchio saw an astonishing sight: A large black bear ambling east along the side of the road. "I'm from Pennsylvania and I didn't even know we had bears in Florida," she...
  • Looking for work — again and again

    Looking for work — again and again
    Jeanne Keen bustled in the door, black blazer over a dress shirt, a file folder with paperwork in her shoulder bag. If only she were walking into work. Then she would have a paycheck. A way to save her Dundalk rowhouse from foreclosure. A daily outlet...
  • Shouldn't Build On Newington Open Space

    I have been a resident of Newington for 22 years; my husband is a fourth-generation resident. We decided to raise our family here for a variety of reasons. An overwhelming factor was the small-town atmosphere with open space and parks. Now, our mayor...
  • Marking 100 years since Martha, the last of the passenger pigeons, died

    Friday evening, people gathered to remember Martha. She was a star in her day. Scarlet eyes and peach-colored breast. Head held high. Toward the end of her life, people lined up to see her a glimpse for the ages. But a hundred years ago Monday,...
  • Manatees, VPK, and Constitution: Letters

    Keep protecting manatees Despite growing, severe threats to manatees' long-term survival, they could be federally downlisted from their current endangered status because of pressure from special-interest groups. In recent years, cold stress and...
  • Former CT Lawmaker Asks Obama To Speed Legal Immigration

    WASHINGTON — Former Democratic Rep. Bruce Morrison, who once represented a New Haven-based district in Congress, has jumped smack into the center of a massive lobbying effort aimed at persuading President Obama to make wide changes in immigration...
  • The role of health care in preventing climate catastrophes

    This week, leading health authorities are huddled at World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, discussing how to confront one of the most urgent threats to humanity. It's not Ebola. And it's not HIV/AIDS, malaria, cancer, obesity,...
  • In Venezuela, cheap gasoline prices stir debate

    BOGOTA When Venezuela recently announced it was considering raising the price of the world's cheapest gasoline, it didn't spark a rush to the pumps. Such threats have come and gone in the past and still it's cheaper to buy a gallon of gas than a bottle of...
  • Fracking in Illinois: The rules, and why they matter

    Fracking in Illinois: The rules, and why they matter
    Environmentalists, oil and gas developers and anti-fracking groups are anxiously awaiting Friday's unveiling of regulations for fracking operations in Illinois. Once approved by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, possibly as early as...
  • Person to Person: Conquering the stigma of mental illness

    Have you noticed that mental illness seems to be on the rise in our society? But would you also agree that there is a huge stigma attached to it? For example, if your cousin is bipolar or your spouse has panic attacks, you can't necessarily sit down...