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Conservation

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  • Bear welfare? Seminole can do better

    Bear welfare? Seminole can do better
    Two of the richest ZIP codes in Central Florida are getting in line for millions of dollars in government handouts. The streets of Longwood's 32779 and Lake Mary's 32746 are populated with expansive homes with three-car garages and, maybe soon, $180...
  • Florida lawmakers call for bear hunts

    Florida lawmakers call for bear hunts
    A dozen Florida lawmakers, including several with ties to Central Florida, want state wildlife officials to allow limited bear hunts in "hot spot areas" after two recent bear maulings in Seminole County. The lawmakers, who also want the state's waste-...
  • Hampton School Board

    Weeks of emotional debate over how to address a funding gap of more than $7 million culminated earlier this month in the Hampton School Board's passage of a $195 budget for the coming fiscal year. The spending plan eliminates the equivalent of 311.5 full-...
  • Climate change threatens California's air quality, report says

    Climate change threatens California's air quality, report says
    Climate change and extreme weather could set back decades of improvement in California’s air quality, a new report by the state’s pollution control officers says. A higher number of extreme heat days from global warming will boost smog...
  • Voters could pump cash into restoration of springs

    Voters could pump cash into restoration of springs
    TALLAHASSEE — A legislative push to save Florida's springs could hinge on whether voters this fall require policymakers to pump billions of dollars into conservation efforts. The Senate is planning to pass a springs-protection plan that would...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Duncaster's Mind, Body And Spirit Programs Get A Lift: Grant From Harlow Savage Fund

    Duncaster will launch a significant, year-long mind, body and spirit initiative funded by a new grant from the Harlow D. Savage Jr. Fund for $60,000. Duncaster will use this funding to bring exciting new technology and programming to the community's...
  • U.S. Western Sahara draft urges respecting human rights, no U.N. monitors

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A U.S.-drafted resolution that would renew the U.N. peacekeeping mission in disputed Western Sahara urges all sides to respect human rights but does not ask the United Nations to monitor abuses, according to a text obtained by...
  • Florida Senator holds Miami Beach hearing on rising sea level

    MIAMI BEACH (Reuters) - Climate change is already impacting south Florida coastal communities, which could see a three-foot rise in sea level by the end of the century, a panel of officials and scientists testified at a Senate hearing on Miami Beach on...
  • Army Corps delays key Everglades restoration project

    Army Corps delays key Everglades restoration project
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott and environmental advocates Wednesday called for federal officials to reconsider their delay of a $2 billion plan intended to help the Everglades and lessen coastal water pollution. In an unexpected move, the U.S. Army Corps of...
  • Special Report: For private deals, no one is watching the watchdogs

    OMAHA, Nebraska (Reuters) - From 2006 to 2009, Provident Asset Management raised $485 million from 7,700 investors who were drawn to its promises of annual returns as high as 18 percent on oil and gas assets. Law firm Mick & Associates helped. Provident...
  • The PARCC test is a welcome change [Commentary]

    The PARCC test is a welcome change [Commentary]
    While no standardized test can ever truly measure all that a child has learned or can do, the new Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam represents a vast improvement over the Maryland School Assessments (MSA)....