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Conservation

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Top Conservation Articles

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  • Brazil protects giant swathe of Amazon rainforest

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The Brazilian government said on Tuesday it has put an environmentally rich area of the Amazon rainforest under federal protection, creating a reserve larger than the U.S. state of Delaware. The new reserve, called Alto Maues,...
  • Race pits Webster's experience vs. McKenna's energy

    Race pits Webster's experience vs. McKenna's energy
    U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster, with 34 years of experience as a lawmaker representing Central Florida, faces Democratic newcomer and former Navy serviceman Michael McKenna, who thinks Washington needs fresh energy, especially for military matters. Webster,...
  • Troubles hit Maryland group home for disabled children

    Troubles hit Maryland group home for disabled children
    When state officials removed several disabled foster children from an Anne Arundel County group home in early July — after a 10-year-old boy died there — they placed most of the children with Second Family, a Prince George's County nonprofit...
  • State proposes reforms to group home oversight

    State proposes reforms to group home oversight
    Maryland's top health official announced Sunday that his agency is reforming the way the state regulates group homes for disabled foster children. In a report sent Sunday to Maryland lawmakers and The Baltimore Sun, the state health department...
  • Shuttered health clinics plan relaunch

    Shuttered health clinics plan relaunch
    Some former employees are questioning a plan to resurrect the shuttered People's Community Health Centers as a unit of a for-profit company while they remain unpaid. Several dozen people who worked for the nonprofit People's are seeking wages that...
  • The Environment: Cloudy With A Chance Of Clearing

    The Environment: Cloudy With A Chance Of Clearing
    Connecticut's environment has changed enormously over the past four centuries. What can we expect over the next 50 years? More change, and not all of it for the better. Indeed, if history is any indicator, and it might well be the best indicator, we...
  • Science meets voodoo in a New Orleans festival of water

    NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Perhaps no other city in the United States is as well-suited as New Orleans to wed a scientific discussion of environment with a celebration of the occult. That's exactly what unfolded on Saturday at "Anba Dlo," an annual New...
  • Politics: Scarcity, Necessity, Reality

    Politics: Scarcity, Necessity, Reality
    I saw the state kill a man once. It was in Virginia, not Connecticut, but most people would have thought he had it coming. He'd assaulted a 61-year-old woman with an umbrella and slit her throat. The punishment, in the electric chair, was grotesque...
  • Dan Esty Says Climate Change Deal Needs Grassroots Push

    Dan Esty Says Climate Change Deal Needs Grassroots Push
    After two decades of international meetings on climate change have failed to reach consensus, the environmental world is beginning to sense a change in direction. The impacts of climate change no longer are being projected, they are being observed and...
  • Obama putting key priorities on hold until after midterm election

    President Obama is taking time out from his much-trumpeted "year of action" to observe a period more important to his Democratic allies in Congress: the season of campaigning. One by one, the Obama administration is setting aside key priorities, in...
  • Market action reinforces need for policy patience: Fed's Rosengren

    BOSTON (Reuters) - The recent volatility in financial markets reinforces the need for the Federal Reserve to be patient with its policy stimulus and to clearly tie an eventual interest-rate rise to improving economic conditions, a top Fed policymaker told...