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Conservation

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Top Conservation Articles

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  • Fracking can begin in Illinois

    Fracking can begin in Illinois
    Haul out the oil rigs, fracking can begin in Illinois. An obscure arm of state government cleared the way Thursday for oil and gas drillers to apply for permits to begin fracking in Illinois, which could find itself the center of an oil boom by next fall...
  • As U.S., Florida grow, water demand shrinks

    As U.S., Florida grow, water demand shrinks
    Across the country and in Florida, Americans are only using as much water as almost 45 years ago, even though the population has grown by more than 100 million people, the U.S. Geological Survey reported this week. Environmentalists point to efficient...
  • 'Virunga' captures drama of African rangers guarding gorillas

    'Virunga' captures drama of African rangers guarding gorillas
    Urgent investigative report and unforgettable drama, "Virunga" is a work of heart-wrenching tenderness and heart-stopping suspense. The documentary's central characters, the wardens of Africa's oldest national park, are heroic beyond measure. They're...
  • As species decline, so does research funding

    As species decline, so does research funding
    As I rubbed the frostbite out of my hands on returning from a seal survey on Antarctic ice recently, I was informed that I had the dubious distinction of making the Top 5 in the 2014 list of wasteful scientists compiled by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.)....
  • Meet the men who designed the costumes for the last two 'Hunger Games' movies

    Meet the men who designed the costumes for the last two 'Hunger Games' movies
    They dressed Britney Spears in an epic wardrobe of embellished crop tops and low-rise pants from 1999 to 2004. Earlier this year, they received a Costume Designers Guild Award nomination for outfitting Matthew McConaughey in western garb and Jared Leto in...
  • Ebola efforts tax strapped public health agencies

    WASHINGTON Dwindling resources may make it difficult for public health departments across the country to carry out intensive airport screenings, patient monitoring, public education and other preparations for a potential Ebola outbreak in the U.S....
  • Could desalination solve California's water problem?

    CARLSBAD, Calif. Along this patch of the Pacific Ocean, welders and pipefitters nearly outnumber the surfers and sunbathers. Within sight of the crashing waves, the laborers are assembling what some hope will make water scarcity a thing of the past. They...
  • Market-driven clean energy trumps ham-handed EPA rules

    FLINT, Mich. Is there any doubt there are already too many environmental regulations? A recent government report found that the total regulatory costs in the United States amount to almost $2 trillion annually, twice as much as all individual income...
  • A realist's road to democracy

    When the Berlin Wall fell on Nov. 9, 1989 25 years ago liberal democracy appeared triumphant over authoritarianism, and the West poured resources into Eastern Europe to speed what seemed an inevitable process toward democratization and the development...
  • Roy and McGuire: Bethlehem school energy savings good for taxpayers

    The Bethlehem Area School District's climate and sustainability commitment illustrates the district's dedication to promote responsible management of environmental resources. The commitment includes the establishment of a greenhouse gas emissions...
  • The homeless in the Ballona Wetlands should be moved, and given help

    The homeless in the Ballona Wetlands should be moved, and given help
    The Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve stretches from Westchester to the marina, 640 acres of precious and precarious wildlife habitat that over the years has survived the dumping of soil from nearby construction, trampling, littering and other...