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Conservation

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  • NASA Langley helps hone technology to study ocean health

    NASA Langley helps hone technology to study ocean health
    On Sunday, a NASA Langley airborne laboratory will embark on a joint sea-and-air research campaign from Maine to Virginia to Bermuda to help hone the world's most advanced technologies to study ocean phytoplankton. For 20 days, scientists from NASA...
  • Abandoned boats in area waterways targeted for removal

    Abandoned boats in area waterways targeted for removal
    Sunken fishing boats and dilapidated sailboats serve as monuments to seafaring dreams left shipwrecked in the Lake Worth Lagoon. Dozens of abandoned vessels, some still afloat and others hidden below the surface of the water, can be found throughout...
  • Return To The Rivers: Connecticut's Waterways Reflect The State's History

    Return To The Rivers: Connecticut's Waterways Reflect The State's History
    The widely held assumption that Connecticut was complete wilderness when the first European settlers arrived in the early 17th Century is belied by what archaeologists have found along the state's rivers. "It was not wilderness," said Nicholas...
  • Build desalination plants now. And use smaller water glasses.

    To the editor: State officials are trying to reduce unnecessary water usage. That alone won't be enough to solve the problem. ("California approves big fines for wasting water during drought," July 15) We must support infrastructure improvements,...
  • Artist with a passion for wildlife wins California Duck Stamp Competition

    Artist with a passion for wildlife wins California Duck Stamp Competition
    Having your painting featured on a wildlife stamp is no easy accomplishment, but Groveland artist John Nelson Harris secured his seventh stamp last month when his painting of a lesser scaup duck won the 2014 California Duck Stamp Competition. The...
  • Lake Morena caught in crosshairs of San Diego's water policy

    Lake Morena caught in crosshairs of San Diego's water policy
    Lars and Katherine Mitchell, and their dogs Ralph and Alice, are out for a morning walk beside this lake in the highlands 45 miles east of downtown San Diego. The lake is not very scenic these days. Lars Mitchell knows the reason. "San Diego took...
  • Battle looms over Florida goals for conserving electricity

    Battle looms over Florida goals for conserving electricity
    Power bills in Florida traditionally include a charge of several dollars a month that utilities use to invest in things like customer rebates for installing better insulation, efficient windows and power-saving appliances. That conservation charge...
  • Angling for the benefits of oyster restoration

    Angling for the benefits of oyster restoration
    "Fish on!" called P.J. Klavon, as he reached for a trap hauled from the placid waters of the Tred Avon River. Inside the black metal cage wriggled a single white perch, a safe distance from a blue crab. The fish weren't exactly jumping last week into...
  • July 18 Letters: First Amendment, the afterlife, guns, climate change

    Cradle for rights Your readers of the July 15 editorial ["Sound the alarm"] about our First Amendment rights might find of interest the Virginia Bill of Rights [which] served as a basis of the federal Bill of Rights you so well described in your...
  • Marc Yacht: Education in Florida heading on wrong track

    When being interviewed by the press it's preferable to stick to a limited number of talking points so the conversation stays on a palatable track. When it comes to Florida education it is impossible to stay on message. There are simply, too many issues....
  • Money rolls in, way before the vote

    Money rolls in, way before the vote
    Even with nearly a year and a half to go before Virginia legislators go to the voters again, the money machine is cranking. Despite the law's demand to cool it and take no donations during a legislative session that accounted for a third of the latest...