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  • School year starts with continuing reforms

    School year starts with continuing reforms
    Last year, the Common Core was debated by everyone from conservative talk show hosts to parents flooding state capitals, and teachers rebelled against a new evaluation system they believe is unfair. Now it's year two for the phase-in of controversial...
  • More than 250 migrants may have died in shipwreck off Libya

    TRIPOLI (Reuters) - More than 250 migrants may have died when a boat sank a kilometer (half a mile) off the Libyan coast, a coastguard official said on Sunday. "We believe there are still more than 250 bodies trapped underwater," coastguard official...
  • Likely cause of bay whale's erratic behavior, death identified

    Likely cause of bay whale's erratic behavior, death identified
    The sei whale seen swimming erratically in the region's rivers and creeks for a week had swallowed plastic that likely prevented it from feeding. The whale was found dead on Thursday along the shore of St. Julien's creek in Chesapeake and was examined...
  • Four bodies found in water off Hollywood Beach; Coast Guard searching area

    Four bodies found in water off Hollywood beach; Coast Guard searching area
    Four dead men found floating in the ocean off Hollywood on Sunday prompted an all-day, all-night search for more bodies and possibly even survivors. U.S. Coast Guard officials said they're fairly certain there are more bodies at sea — at least...
  • Conservation of Amazon threatened by poor social conditions of its people: study

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The conservation of Brazil's Amazon is threatened by the poor social conditions of its 24 million inhabitants, the first comprehensive study measuring the situation found on Saturday. Lack of access to clean water,...
  • New Colonial Williamsburg lab unravels secrets of the 1700s

     New Colonial Williamsburg lab unravels secrets of the 1700s
    WILLIAMSBURG — No one who works for Colonial Williamsburg's vast and perpetually busy collections department signs up for the job because they think it will be easy. Starting with nearly 70,000 examples of American and British fine, decorative and...
  • Brazil makes progress on saving forests, Indonesia risks setbacks-report

    OSLO (Reuters) - Brazil has made good progress in safeguarding the Amazon rainforest but Indonesia's plans for its forests could face setbacks under a new government, a report commissioned by top forest aid donor Norway said on Monday. Norway, rich...
  • Scam alert: Fraud flourishes in Florida

    Scam alert: Fraud flourishes in Florida
    They want to lower your interest rate, consolidate your debt, offer you a free home-energy audit or even take care of that outstanding arrest warrant. You know — the one you didn't realize you had. There's a wide world of fraud out there, and...
  • New Mexico Governor Sounds Off on the Benefits of State's Production Incentive Program

    In April 2013, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez signed the so-called "Breaking Bad" bill to increase the state's incentives for film and television production. The action erased a what had been a partial interruption in the state's longstanding and...
  • U.S. court upholds FERC rules on electric grid planning

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. court on Friday upheld rules from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission calling on utilities to take various actions, including increased planning of large transmission projects. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the...
  • National Honey Bee Day celebration at Wildlands Conservancy

    Buzzzz. National Honey Bee Day is just as it sounds, a day in honor of the buzzing bees that keep our ecosystem thriving. In recent years, the population of honey bees around the world has decreased due to mites, pesticides and fewer wildflowers....