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Conservation

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Top Conservation Articles

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  • Some Texas textbooks get climate change wrong, watchdog group charges

    AUSTIN, Texas Several textbooks up for approval by the Texas State Board of Education offer false scientific information, according to an education watchdog group. Echoing previous battles about evolution and creationism, the group, Texas Freedom...
  • Debate about closing income gap focuses on minimum wage

    Debate about closing income gap focuses on minimum wage
    Raising the minimum wage may not be the best way in the long run to narrow society's growing income gap, several speakers said Tuesday during a panel discussion in Winter Park. Among the ideas for closing the gap between the affluent and the poor, the...
  • Hinsdale high school district stops investigating teachers who 'liked' Facebook post

    Hinsdale high school district stops investigating teachers who 'liked' Facebook post
    The investigation into 17 suburban teachers who liked a Facebook post featuring a photo of an ax lodged in a car windshield has been canceled, a school official said Tuesday. Hinsdale Township High School District 86 administrators canceled the probe...
  • Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel considered recovered

    Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel considered recovered
    When Guy W. Willey Sr. was growing up, he hunted and ate Delmarva fox squirrels in the low-lying forests of the Eastern Shore, long before it was clear the giant cousins of the common gray squirrel were in danger of disappearing. He was "dirt poor," he...
  • A new Plan of Chicago: 12 ways to heal a city

     A new Plan of Chicago: 12 ways to heal a city
    Ask Chicagoans how to fix their city and you'll hear powerful ideas to rescue flailing schools, cut violent crime, create attractive jobs and help families thrive. We know this. We asked. Last October, we launched our Plan of Chicago project to fill in...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio gets a climate-change gig with the U.N.

    Leonardo DiCaprio gets a climate-change gig with the U.N.
    Leonardo DiCaprio will be the face of the United Nations' effort to raise awareness of its climate change efforts.  The "Wolf of Wall Street" star was bestowed the rather weighty-sounding title of "Messenger of Peace" on Tuesday, courtesy of Secretary-...
  • Laguna to put up $600,000 to move Woods Cove utility lines underground

    Laguna Beach City Council members voted unanimously Tuesday to place overhead utility lines underground in a 335-property assessment district, the largest considered by the city in 15 years. The city will front about $600,000 from the street lighting...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio named U.N. messenger of peace for climate

    Leonardo DiCaprio named U.N. messenger of peace for climate
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Hollywood actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio has been named a United Nations Messenger of Peace, a post he will use to raise awareness about climate change, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday....
  • Rachel Marsden: Has World War III already begun?

    While recently commemorating the World War I centenary at an Italian military cemetery, Pope Francis declared: "Even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres,...
  • UC regents support renewable energy but not coal and oil divestment

    UC regents support renewable energy but not coal and oil divestment
    A UC regents committee decided Wednesday not to sell off stocks and holdings in oil, coal and natural gas from the university’s $91-billion endowment and retirement funds but moved to have environmental and social issues more deeply influence...
  • Related story: Gov. Jindal pushes oil and coal use, rejects climate change rules

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who hopes to use detailed position papers to build a bid for the Republican presidential nomination, released an energy plan Tuesday that calls for expanded oil and gas production and reversing the Obama administration's...