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Conservation

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Top Conservation Articles

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  • 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...
  • "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...
  • Brazil's Silva launches bid, threatens Rousseff re-election

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Environmentalist Marina Silva officially launched a bid for president on Wednesday, upending Brazil's October elections and threatening the ruling Workers' Party's 12-year hold on power. Silva, until now a vice-presidential candidate...
  • Los Angeles waterslide plan draws protests during drought

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Plans to set up a three-block-long "slip 'n slide" in Los Angeles next month have drawn the ire of conservationists who say splashing up to 16,000 gallons of water down it during a severe drought is frivolous and irresponsible....
  • New DWP head Marcie Edwards is ready to tackle conservation challenges

    New DWP head Marcie Edwards is ready to tackle conservation challenges
    The DWP that Marcie Edwards started working for as a teenager is a different creature now, because California has become a different place. How she came to head the largest publicly owned utility in the country is a good tale of how women began to get,...
  • Florida Polytechnic University opens with a bookless library

    Florida Polytechnic University opens with a bookless library
    Florida Polytechnic University is so new that it has only been open for a few days. It's the latest campus in the Florida State University system, has plans to be part of a new Silicon Valley East, and boasts a striking main building designed by Spanish...
  • Should UConn Have A Hand In State Water Plan?

    The absurdity of Connecticut's water politics stuns me. Yes, we need a comprehensive statewide plan, which explains why state law (Public Act 14-163) requires submission of one to the General Assembly by Jan. 1, 2018. But funding for its creation seems to...
  • City Drops Residency Restriction, Will Repost Assistant Fire Chief's Job

    City Drops Residency Restriction, Will Repost Assistant Fire Chief's Job
    HARTFORD — Under mounting public pressure, city officials Tuesday removed a disputed clause from a posting for assistant fire chief that limited the applicant pool for the $137,000-per-year job to one person: the fiancée of a top municipal official....
  • Google Android TV could change the streaming player

    GamerHub.tv The arrival of Google's Android TV platform, which runs on Nvidia Tegra K1 technology, could well disrupt the landscape for streaming media players now dominated by Roku and Apple TV, potentially roiling a rapidly expanding market that...
  • Factbox: Fed staff forecasts from FOMC minutes

    Aug 20 (Reuters) - - JULY 29-30 FOMC: Minutes released on Aug. 20: "The data received since the staff prepared its forecast for the June FOMC meeting suggested that real GDP growth was even weaker in the first half of the year than had been anticipated....
  • Ice bucket challenge stirs controversy in drought-plagued California

    The simple act of dumping ice water onto one’s head has turned into one of the most viral feel-good campaigns of 2014.   More than 2 million ice bucket challenge videos featuring tech giants such as Apple CEO Tim Cook and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos...