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Conservation

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Top Conservation Articles

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  • Global wildlife populations down by half since 1970: WWF

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The world populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles fell overall by 52 percent between 1970 and 2010, far faster than previously thought, the World Wildlife Fund said on Tuesday. The conservation group's Living...
  • California drought and climate warming: Studies find no clear link

    California drought and climate warming: Studies find no clear link
    Global warming contributed to extreme heat waves in many parts of the world last year, but cannot be definitively linked to the California drought, according to a report released Monday. The third annual analysis of extreme weather events underscored...
  • Arsonist suspected in up to 23 blazes in Washington state

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - A suspected arsonist operating in Washington state is believed to have ignited nearly two dozen fires in three weeks, destroying two homes and burning parched grassland amid a destructive wildfire season, officials said on Monday. The...
  • Investigations into teacher misconduct can take more than a year

    Investigations into teacher misconduct can take more than a year
    While Baltimore County officials were deciding whether Michael Williams was fit to continue teaching, he was assigned to a dusty, windowless room at a Pulaski Highway warehouse that held old textbooks, surplus computers and other materials. He, along with...
  • Newport News, Hampton among 6 Hampton Roads cities designated 'High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas'

    Newport News, Hampton among 6 Hampton Roads cities designated 'High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas'
    Newport News and Hampton are among six local cities recently designated as “High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas.” The new designations of 26 counties and cities in 11 states were announced Monday, according to a White House news release....
  • EU must put up resources for Mediterranean rescues: Amnesty

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union countries must cough up "considerable" resources for migrant rescues in the Mediterranean Sea before Italy can discontinue its own mission, or else many lives will be lost, human rights group Amnesty International...
  • No U.S. 'chlorine chicken' in Europe, EU's health nominee says

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The EU's nominee for health chief pledged on Tuesday to oppose the import of some U.S. foodstuffs such as chemically-treated meat that Washington hopes to be able to sell to Europe under a planned multi-billion-dollar transatlantic...
  • Retirement plan advisers set to flee Pimco after Gross exit

    (Reuters) - Bill Gross's sudden departure from Pimco and the Total Return Fund he ran for 27 years was the last straw for Jim Phillips, president of Retirement Resources, a Peabody, Massachusetts-based firm that advises 401(k) plans with $50 million to...
  • Stanford scientists say greenhouse gases worsen California drought

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California's catastrophic drought has most likely been made worse by man-made climate change, according to a report released Monday by Stanford University, but scientists are still hesitant to fully blame the lack of rain on...
  • Arnold Halfhide: Suriname poised for economic growth

    Arnold Halfhide: Suriname poised for economic growth
    Does economic growth have to clash with a commitment to the environment? Can a reverence to tradition and the past align with a financially successful future? These are some of the fundamental questions that we have been grappling with in Suriname. We...
  • Boeing plans 2,000 cuts in defense work

    Boeing will announce Monday afternoon that over the next three years it will move significant defense work out of the Puget Sound region in Washington State, affecting the jobs of about 2,000 employees, according to people with detailed knowledge of the...