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Top Conservation Articles

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  • Obama to pledge $3 billion in climate aid for developing countries

    President Obama will pledge $3 billion to an international climate fund aimed at helping developing countries prepare for and slow the effects of climate change, a White House official said Friday. The U.S. pledged the money to the United Nations...
  • Another 'sleazy' land deal?

    Another 'sleazy' land deal?
    The O'Malley administration today pulled back from a sweetheart deal to buy $2.8 million in Eastern Shore farmland and hand it over for $1 a year to a Democratic campaign donor who wanted to use it as an "organic food hub" for the region. After...
  • What every parent needs to know about changes in the classroom

    What every parent needs to know about changes in the classroom
    If you have school- age children, you likely have heard about the new Common Core State Standards. Already adopted by forty-three states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity, the Common Core focuses...
  • White House hints at veto as Congress moves on Keystone pipeline

    WASHINGTON The House of Representatives approved a bill Friday authorizing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting up a potential showdown between President Barack Obama and Capitol Hill over the controversial project. Following the House's...
  • China-U.S. status: It's complicated

    Americans like to keep the world simple, dividing important countries into two groups: valued allies and hateful enemies. That approach suffices when we're talking about South Korea and North Korea. But it doesn't work well when it comes to China....
  • Why China might be ready to clear the air

    It's easy to throw cold water on the U.S. climate change agreement with China and, for spite, chill your glass in an energy-guzzling refrigerator: These are nonbinding goals for the far-off future, tossed out at a summit to make two leaders look good....
  • McAuliffe applauds EPA's carbon intent, questions details

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe's administration formally backed the federal Environmental Protection Agency's push for carbon-emission rules Friday, applauding the concept but asking for leniency in the goals currently proposed for Virginia. The way the EPA...
  • Enrollment Begins Saturday On Connecticut's Health Insurance Exchange

    Enrollment Begins Saturday On Connecticut's Health Insurance Exchange
    NEW BRITAIN — Open enrollment for 2015 medical coverage starts Saturday on Connecticut's public health insurance exchange, Access Health CT, with the goal of driving down the state's uninsured rate below the current 4 percent. It's the second...
  • Fracking rules for Illinois published after long battle

    Fracking rules for Illinois published after long battle
    The Illinois Department of Natural Resources published on its website Friday rules that regulate fracking, ending one chapter of a bitter and hard-fought multiyear battle by environmentalists who lobbied to block the rules from going into effect. Energy...
  • Obama pledges billions for climate work

    BRISBANE, Australia President Barack Obama announced Saturday that the United States will contribute $3 billion to an international fund designed to help developing countries cut carbon emissions and prepare responses to the effects of climate change....
  • How realistic are the U.S.-China climate change goals?

    The newly announced landmark plans by the U.S. and China to limit their greenhouse gas emissions left open the question of how realistic the targets are. The plans feature a number of ambitious goals for each nation, but they face serious challenges. A...