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Conservation

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Top Conservation Articles

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  • Climate scientists have a beef with beef

    If you want to slow climate change, white meat may be the right meat, according to two studies that tally the environmental effect of the beef industry. Raising cattle in the U.S. requires 28 times as much land and 11 times as much irrigation water, and...
  • China rotten meat scandal spreads to Starbucks, Burger King

    China rotten meat scandal spreads to Starbucks, Burger King
    The latest food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in U.S. coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide Inc and others, as well as McDonald's products as far away as Japan. McDonald's Corp and KFC's parent Yum Brands Inc apologized to Chinese...
  • Obama administration approves seismic testing for oil and gas off Atlantic coast

    Obama administration approves seismic testing for oil and gas off Atlantic coast
    The Obama administration took a step closer Friday to allowing oil and gas exploration off the Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic coasts, drawing praise from the energy industry and criticism from environmentalists. The Interior Department's Bureau of Ocean...
  • Indonesia's new president says he will sit down with miners

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's new president Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said he wants to sit down with mining companies and other parties in a bid to resolve a row over mining policies that has halted $500 million of metal exports a month in Southeast Asia's...
  • Incoming School Chief Called Himself Ph.D. For Years Without An Accredited Doctorate

    Terrence P. Carter, the highly touted Chicago education administrator hired to start Aug. 1 as the superintendent of New London's troubled school system, recently completed requirements for a doctorate that he's scheduled to receive next month. "Soon...
  • Oyster harvesters see unloading fees increase at some Peninsula docks

    Oyster harvesters see unloading fees increase at some Peninsula docks
    On a cloudy muggy morning along the shores of Deep Creek in Newport News' Menchville area, third generation marina operator Lonnell Perok-Coffen carries on the business left in her hands nearly five years ago by her father Steven Perok. "Business has...
  • Apple revenue lags Street's view despite strong China growth

    Apple margin concerns fade, focus shifts to iPhone launch
    (Reuters) - A rise in margins has raised hopes that Apple Inc may be able to hold the line on pricing ahead of the launch of new iPhones later this year. Apple's shares rose 3.3 percent to a 22-month high of $97.88 on the Nasdaq on Wednesday. At least...
  • Hampton City Schools administrator raises total $30,000

    Hampton City Schools administrator raises total $30,000
    HAMPTON — Several Hampton City Schools administrators quietly received about $30,000 in raises last month, according to documents received Tuesday by the Daily Press. The raises came after the school division made drastic cuts to balance its...
  • Boutique gyms flex their muscle in Baltimore

    Boutique gyms flex their muscle in Baltimore
    It's a Wednesday evening at the Pop Physique studio in downtown Baltimore, and a dozen women — most clad in leggings, T-shirts and socks — are rotating their hips while trying to hold an exercise ball between their thighs.   "Great job,...
  • Drought shaming: Not a good way to promote water conservation

    There’s something about a crisis that brings people together. Unless it’s California and it’s a drought, in which case neighbors start to turn on each other. There’s a boom in drought shaming, with people posting pictures of...
  • Police on moral crusade against prostitution

    When I read The Morning Call's front-page headline, "Website fuels surge in prostitution," I had to ask a couple of questions. Is there really a "surge" in prostitution? Or is it just a redirection of law enforcement resources? For thousands of years,...