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Conservation

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Top Conservation Articles

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  • City attorney creates strike force to combat illegal dumping in L.A.

    Los Angeles City Atty. Mike Feuer announced Thursday the creation of a strike force to combat illegal dumping in the city’s most notorious sites for such activity. The team, which includes members of city, county and regional agencies, will...
  • Federal railroad chief returning to Chicago to focus on transportation issues

     Federal railroad chief returning to Chicago to focus on transportation issues
    The nation's top railroad official is stepping down and will return to his Chicago-area roots to join the metropolitan region's planning agency to work on local transportation issues, officials said Thursday. Joseph Szabo, who has headed the Federal...
  • State recycling program has been running large deficits

    State recycling program has been running large deficits
    A state audit has found that the cost of the state's recycling program for beverage containers has exceeded its revenue by over $100 million in three of the last four fiscal years. The audit released Thursday reviewed the California Department of...
  • Republicans in charge, but face many challenges

    Republicans in charge, but face many challenges
    Voter discontent has given Republicans control of the Senate, but Americans may quickly become dissatisfied with the new cast on Capitol Hill. Paychecks are stagnant and health care remains too expensive, but Americans often won't accept what fixing big...
  • U.S.-China climate change deal already facing challenges

    U.S.-China climate change deal already facing challenges
    A landmark agreement on climate change between the U.S. and China, the world's top two polluting nations, faced immediate challenges from experts who warned that it would require an overhaul of China's economy and from Republicans in Congress who vowed to...
  • 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.)....
  • LifeBridge Health exploring partnership with Carroll Hospital Center

    LifeBridge Health exploring partnership with Carroll Hospital Center
    The LifeBridge Health system plans to absorb Carroll Hospital Center, either through an acquisition or some looser form of partnership, as both organizations look to serve more patients in more health care settings. Leaders of both entities signed a...
  • Lincoln Park Apartments in Hampton are nearly vacant

    Less than a year after the first moving vans arrived, the city's largest public housing complex is now nearly devoid of life. Lincoln Park Apartments is nearly vacant, save for six families and a few staff members keeping watch over the facility along...