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Conservation

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Top Conservation Articles

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  • Growing food without dirt

    GLOUCESTER — On a 40-something degree morning in mid-April, Andrew Gardiner and Ben Gorrell can pick vine-ripened tomatoes, lettuce and arugula and offer them in their store. Sounds impossible, right? Not quite. The two men, Gardiner raised in...
  • Ancient flying reptile from China fills evolutionary gap

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It was the start of something big - really big. Scientists on Thursday said they have found a fossil from 163 million years ago that represents the oldest known example of a lineage of advanced flying reptiles that later would...
  • VIMS embarks on tagging project to study the endangered sturgeon | With Video

    VIMS embarks on tagging project to study the endangered sturgeon | <span style="color:#ff0000"><b>With Video</b></span>
    On a fishing boat in Burwell Bay on the James River, fisheries ecologist Pat McGrath prepped for surgery. The patient was a freshly netted subadult sturgeon about 29 inches long and 4 years old — in sturgeon years, a mere teenager. And McGrath's...
  • Fracking Waste Too Risky For Connecticut

    The Willimantic River Alliance strongly urges our state senators to support Senate Bill 257, which will prohibit fracking waste from being accepted for treatment in Connecticut. Fracking wastewater is a toxic mixture of both man-made chemicals and...
  • Federal study finds mercury in trout caught in three Grand Canyon creeks

    PHOENIX With their natural beauty and protected environments, the Grand Canyon and other national parks in the West would seem removed from having mercury in their streams and rivers. But a federal study found small levels of the contaminant in rainbow...
  • Judge strikes down NY limits on donations to 'super PACs'

    Judge strikes down NY limits on donations to 'super PACs'
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday reluctantly struck down New York's limits on donations to independent political action committees as unconstitutional, potentially ushering in a new era of "super PACs" in state campaigns. District Judge...
  • Dr. Torrey C. Brown, state natural resources secretary, dies at 77

    Dr. Torrey C. Brown, state natural resources secretary, dies at 77
    Dr. Torrey C. Brown, the former secretary of Maryland's Department of Natural Resources who banned fishing for rockfish for a time in the 1980s, died of heart disease Sunday at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The Severna Park resident was 77. Born in...
  • Climate-change play funded by feds heats up the skeptics

    WASHINGTON A new play about climate change opened Thursday in New York that's part thriller, part musical, part educational and all controversial. It's backed by Uncle Sam. The National Science Foundation, a federal agency, usually funds research...
  • Planning for sea level rise no longer 'junk'

     Planning for sea level rise no longer 'junk'
    For a long time it was derisively called "junk science," with an emphasis on "junk." Not so many years ago, climate change and sea-level rise only hit the radar of environmental alarmists and eggheads like Al Gore. And because solutions are costly and...
  • American Red Cross relocates, and other company news

    New headquarters for American Red Cross Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter After 24 years of calling the building on Avenue A home, the American Red Cross Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter has relocated to temporary headquarters. The chapter sold the building...
  • California's water wars reach 'new level of crazy'

    FRESNO, Calif. California water authorities are killing salmon and destroying farming. They're endangering shorebirds, threatening city taps and quite possibly raising the crime rate. That's a sampling of the four dozen comments and protests on the...