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Conservation

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  • Sullivan claims victory in Alaska's U.S. Republican Senate primary

    JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - Mainstream Republican Dan Sullivan claimed victory early on Wednesday in Alaska's three-way primary race ahead of a November election seen as critical to the party's bid to regain control of the U.S. Senate. Unofficial results...
  • Scott briefly sits with climate scientists

    Scott briefly sits with climate scientists
    TALLAHASSEE -- After months of dodging questions about climate change, Gov. Rick Scott met today with a panel of climate scientists who have been trying to brief him on the human influence on global warming. Then he quickly left the office without...
  • Toothless 'dragon' pterosaurs once ruled skies worldwide, study says

    Toothless 'dragon' pterosaurs once ruled skies worldwide, study says
    Ancient winged reptiles called pterosaurs were so successful that they ruled Earth's skies for tens of millions of years, according to a study published in the journal ZooKeys. The fearsome fliers, part of a family of pterosaurs named Azhdarchidae,...
  • Reader feedback Aug. 20: Closed street, whale watching

    Street closed after accident A residential street near Riverside Elementary School in Newport News was blocked off Tuesday morning after a city truck hit a power pole, causing it to catch on fire. Police and firefighters responded to Parkway Drive...
  • Scientists warn Florida governor of threat from climate change

    TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Five climate scientists warned Florida Governor Rick Scott in a meeting on Tuesday that a steadily rising ocean was a major threat to the state's future, urging it to become a leader in developing solar energy and other...
  • State gets $2 million for conservation by selling Plantation land

    Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet on Tuesday quickly approved a proposal to sell 6.4 acres of vacant land in Plantation as part of an effort to bolster state funding for future land conservation. The sale of the land, owned by the state...
  • 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...
  • "Thin, disoriented" whale spotted swimming in Hampton Roads

    "Thin, disoriented" whale spotted swimming in Hampton Roads
    A “thin and obviously disoriented” 40-foot whale is swimming in circles and laps in the rivers and creeks of the Chesapeake Bay, and the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team is trying to figure out why. Team members have set out every...
  • Pittsburgh's work on foreign hackers may become model for nationwide effort

    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is adding resources and agents in Pittsburgh to combat hackers after the Steel City's law enforcement agencies, universities and companies led the way on two landmark prosecutions. The two cases targeting...
  • L.A's water ruler, DWP chief Marcie Edwards, on keeping the city hydrated

    L.A's water ruler, DWP chief Marcie Edwards, on keeping the city hydrated
    The Department of Water and Power began 107 years ago, after Los Angeles bought back the civic water system from a group of privateers. Like its top man, William Mulholland, who began as a ditch-digger, the new DWP chief, Marcie Edwards, also started at...
  • On wings of endangered butterflies, critics attack Florida planned Walmart

    MIAMI (Reuters) - A Florida real estate developer is putting on hold plans to build a Walmart store and hundreds of apartments after federal officials last week moved to protect two species of endangered butterflies on the proposed site, a rare tract of...