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Conservation

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Top Conservation Articles

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  • Wallops Island takes stock of damage after rocket explosion

    Wallops Island takes stock of damage after rocket explosion
    Gerald Matthews can clearly see the charred launch pad where an Antares rocket exploded upon liftoff Tuesday, and said he has long feared such a mishap just 1.6 miles from his 55-acre farm. He called the blast awe-inspiring and terrifying — it...
  • Prop. 1 aims to relieve drought — but not this one

    Prop. 1 aims to relieve drought — but not this one
    California's stubborn drought helped push a $7.5-billion water bond through the Legislature and onto the November ballot. But even if voters approve Proposition 1, it won't provide relief any time soon. "It's going to be a long time before we see...
  • Google's Page, Virgin's Branson backed satellite on failed launch

    Google's Page, Virgin's Branson backed satellite on failed launch
    Billionaire investors in a small, Seattle-area company that aims to one day mine resources on asteroids have not been deterred by an unmanned rocket explosion that destroyed their test satellite, the company said on Wednesday. Privately held Planetary...
  • Park improvements a top campaign issue for H.B. Councilman Shaw

    Park improvements a top campaign issue for H.B. Councilman Shaw
    Huntington Beach Mayor Pro Tem Joe Shaw likes having relaxing parks around the city for families to enjoy. If he is reelected in Tuesday's City Council election, he will make green space a priority, he says. Shaw, 54, a public relations consultant, is...
  • Eaglets' rescuer to be retried in February on conservation violation charge

     Eaglets' rescuer to be retried in February on conservation violation charge
    UPDATE: Wildlife enthusiast Steve Patterson has a second trial set for February in the case of his eagle rescue. LaSalle County Judge Daniel Bute on Wednesday morning set the trial for Feb. 23 after prosecutor Zach Milus indicated he wants to retry a...
  • Warming Sooner Solved By Science Than Politics

    Warming Sooner Solved By Science Than Politics
    In a diplomatic failure of global proportions, the average CO2 concentration in the earth's atmosphere climbed an extraordinary 2.9 parts per million to 396 ppm in 2013, which is faster than any year since 1984. This comes from the World Meteorological...
  • How to export California's policy on carbon emissions

    To the editor: A recent article on California's carbon market draws much-needed attention to new loopholes that undermine the state's flagship climate policy. This otherwise excellent piece falls short, however, in suggesting that the market's problems...
  • Secrets in the dirt

     Secrets in the dirt
    When Fort Monroe's Directorate of Public Works conducted the first archaeological assessment of the historic Army post in 1978, it didn't see much potential for uncovering subterranean secrets. Every sign of prehistoric habitation was believed to have...
  • Connecticut Winemakers Ponder Opportunities Presented By Climate Change

    Connecticut Winemakers Ponder Opportunities Presented By Climate Change
    Connecticut isn't at all like the sunny, dry-summer places where most of the world's great wine grapes are grown. Winters are more bitter than in France. Growing seasons are shorter and wetter than Italy's, Spain's or California's. So you'd think that...
  • Exelon behind pro-nuclear website in Illinois

    Exelon behind pro-nuclear website in Illinois
    Exelon Corp. has stepped up lobbying in its effort to have state legislators reward the company's six nuclear plants in Illinois for producing electric power without emitting greenhouse gases. Three of the plants could be closed because of competition...
  • French minister says won't resign over death of protester

    PARIS (Reuters) - French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, a close political ally of President Francois Hollande, dismissed on Wednesday calls for his resignation after the death of a young ecology protester during clashes with police. Remi Fraisse,...