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Conservation

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Top Conservation Articles

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  • Strengthening and protecting the Clean Water Act

    The Clean Water Act, which turned 42 on Saturday, is the most successful tool our country has to protect our water. In the past four decades, it has been responsible for reducing pollution, making our drinking water safer. It has increased hunting and...
  • SCC says climate change plan could mean billions in higher energy costs

    SCC says climate change plan could mean billions in higher energy costs
    Proposed federal rules meant to cut carbon emissions and address climate change would cost more than $6 billion to comply with in Virginia, according to a State Corporation Commission review that dubbed the rules "arbitrary, capricious, unsupported and...
  • More than 5 million in state live near oil or gas well, report says

    More than 5 million in state live near oil or gas well, report says
    More than 5 million Californians — most of them in Los Angeles and Kern counties — live near an oil or gas well, and expanding drilling in the state could increase their exposure to health risks, according to a report released Wednesday by a...
  • Bethlehem conservation group gives OK to South Side building

    Bethlehem conservation group gives OK to South Side building
    The South Bethlehem Historic Conservation Commission has backed a developer's proposal for a nine-story building on the city's South Side. The advisory group on Monday voted 5-2 in favor of developer Dennis Benner's proposal to construct the mixed-use...
  • The vanishing monarch butterfly

    The vanishing monarch butterfly
    Nearly every autumn, I head to the hills to band and release hawks, eagles and other powerful raptors as they ride the mountains' updraft on their southern migration. While there, I always used to marvel at another autumnal migrant, tiny but no less...
  • City Council watchdog sues Emanuel, aldermen

    City Council watchdog sues Emanuel, aldermen
    The Chicago City Council’s watchdog sued Mayor Rahm Emanuel and key aldermen Tuesday, accusing them of hindering his investigative abilities by not properly funding the office. Legislative Inspector General Faisal Khan’s lawsuit is the...
  • The Nachusa bison

    The Nachusa bison
    I remember waking up around 4 a.m. on the first night in Iowa and having no idea where I was. I was in a sleeping bag, in a big metal box, getting slightly rained on. I looked around befuddled for a moment trying to place my surroundings. Then I...
  • Photographer-author dives into the beauty and the tragedy of the world's oceans

    Photographer-author dives into the beauty and the tragedy of the world's oceans
    "The Last Fisherman: Witness to the Endangered Oceans" Abbeville Press, $49.95 Jeffrey L. Rotman is an author, but he is better known for his efforts as an underwater photographer. His work has appeared in National Geographic and on the Discovery...
  • Japan's power failure: Bid to forge national grid stumbles

    TOKYO (Reuters) - After the Fukushima disaster crippled Japan's nuclear energy sector three years ago, the government pledged the biggest shake up in the history of the fragmented electricity industry to boost competition and contain a surge in power...
  • U.S. Arctic envoy looks to 1970s New York for inspiration

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As he contemplates dealing with crumbling shores, melting ice and other changes in the rapidly changing Arctic, Admiral Robert Papp looks back at the rough and tumble New York City of the 1970s for inspiration. Papp, who became the...
  • VDOE implements guide for military families with special education students

    The Virginia Department of Education recently completed a new guide for military families who have children in special education. The guide gives answers to questions families might have about the programs available in Virginia's public schools, according...