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Conservation

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Top Conservation Articles

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  • Health workers strike at major Ebola clinic in Sierra Leone

    Health workers have gone on strike at a major state-run Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone, hospital staff told Reuters on Saturday, a further blow to efforts to contain the deadly virus. Faced with the worst Ebola outbreak in history, West...
  • Chance of 'megadrought' in U.S. Southwest now 50%, study says

    Chance of 'megadrought' in U.S. Southwest now 50%, study says
    The chance of a "megadrought" gripping the Southwest for more than 30 years has increased to 50%, scientists say, which means bad news for California's already parched landscape. The odds of a 10-year drought afflicting the southwestern U.S. have...
  • 'Yes, it was a bear' on Palm Beach County road

    'Yes, it was a bear' on Palm Beach County road
    Driving along Indiantown Road in western Palm Beach County last January, Nicole Verticchio saw an astonishing sight: A large black bear ambling east along the side of the road. "I'm from Pennsylvania and I didn't even know we had bears in Florida," she...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Simsbury's Community For Care Provides Resources To Parents

    Drug and alcohol use among young people often occurs outside of school hours, and many parents are reluctant to contact school officials when they suspect a problem or have questions. In response, Simsbury's newly-formed Town and School Community for Care...
  • Bird Experts, State Join To Protect Habitats

    Bird Experts, State Join To Protect Habitats
    HARTFORD — A new panel of experts is being created to advise state agencies on how to best identify, protect and improve critical bird habitat areas in Connecticut. The state's decision to form the new advisory committee comes just a few weeks...
  • Tuesday: Is it time for Rick Scott to acknowledge the danger of climate change?

    Tuesday: Is it time for Rick Scott to acknowledge the danger of climate change?
          Gov. Rick Scott isn’t big on climate change. He says he’s no scientist.   That’s interesting, because countless scientists say climate change is a big problem, with South Florida being ground zero for rising sea level. I...
  • Climate change fears spur divestment on fossil fuels

    In the run-up to a United Nations summit this week aimed at combating climate change, a small but growing number of multimillion-dollar investors are demanding more aggressive steps to wean countries from fossil-fuel consumption. The fledgling...
  • Irvine Co. land grants mix altruism and financial strategy

    Irvine Co. land grants mix altruism and financial strategy
    The GMC Yukon trundled past a barbed-wire fence and up a dry grassy hillside — the brush scratching loudly against its underside — toward a peak with sweeping views. Below, the blue and glassy Irvine Lake stretched toward the 241 Toll Road....
  • Amendment 1 threatens private ownership of property

    Enough is enough. Federal, state and local government already own 27 percent of all the land in Florida. Amendment 1 says that any land the state declares necessary to protect water and conservation resources should be owned by the state. How much land is...
  • Costs weighed for sewer retrofit near Wekiwa Springs

    Costs weighed for sewer retrofit near Wekiwa Springs
    An Orange County commissioner wants government to pay all costs of extending sewer service to 380 homes near Wekiwa Springs that rely on septic tanks blamed for polluting the region's famous environmental treasure. Fred Brummer will pitch the deal to...
  • What about those other greenhouse gases?

    The U.N. Climate Summit that starts Tuesday is a precursor to the Paris climate conference scheduled for next year. No treaty will come out of the summit in New York, which is more of a brainstorming and cheerleading session. But here's one topic we'd...