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Top Conservation Articles

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • As governor's association chair, Christie building national presence

    TRENTON, N.J. — As Gov. Chris Christie travels the country to support Republicans running for governor, he also is charting a course that could bear on his ability to seek the party's nomination for president in 2016. Christie has traveled to 21...
  • New Britain Won't Sell Patton Brook Well To Southington

    NEW BRITAIN — The town of Southington won't get the Patton Brook well for $1.2 million, the city council decided by a close vote Wednesday night. Mayor Erin Stewart's administration pushed hard to get approval for the proposed sale, arguing that...
  • Drought fuels backlash against proposed downtown water-slide event

    Drought fuels backlash against proposed downtown water-slide event
    A permit application to set up a 1,000-foot water slide in downtown next month is facing opposition from thousands of people who say the event would be irresponsible, and certainly unseemly, given California's severe drought. More than 6,000 people have...
  • At least 53 killed in Nepal floods and mudslides

    KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Flash floods and mudslides following heavy rains have killed at least 53 people in Nepal over the past three days and cut off remote communities in the mountains, the government said on Saturday. The landslides and flooding were...