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Conservation

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Top Conservation Articles

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  • Marilyn Hazelton: How I was changed by People's Climate March

    Increasingly, I have felt overwhelmed by news of droughts, tornadoes, tsunamis and hurricanes. Livelihoods and lives lost. Although the Lehigh Valley has not been severely affected, environmental news in other parts of the country and around the world has...
  • Crucial vote looms on controversial toll road

    Crucial vote looms on controversial toll road
    Nearly a year after backers of the proposed billion-dollar Illiana toll road won a crucial battle to drive the controversial project forward, another showdown looms this week. Opponents hope to halt the effort to build the 50-mile, four-lane highway...
  • Flier's favorite L.A.-Portland, Ore., flights were discontinued. Why?

    Flier's favorite L.A.-Portland, Ore., flights were discontinued. Why?
    Question: I often travel between Los Angeles and Portland, Ore. Nonstop works best for me because I have allergy and ear problems, especially on landing and takeoff. I used to fly nonstop on United, but those flights are no longer available. When I...
  • A turning point for climate policy and development? [Commentary]

    A turning point for climate policy and development? [Commentary]
    Climate change has been in the news a lot lately. The United Nations held a Climate Change Summit, which was attended by more than 100 heads of state. Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of New York for a "People's Climate March," the...
  • U.S. diverts resources from domestic needs

    U.S. diverts resources from domestic needs
    Our invasion of Iraq caused all kinds of problems only now being more fully recognized. The financial cost is now estimated at more than $2 trillion while thousands of returned troops have post-traumatic stress disorder and there is a total lack of...
  • Building wind power superhighways

    Building wind power superhighways
    The wind is so strong in Iowa and Kansas that more wind farms there could power the country's largest cities if only there was a way to move that electricity to where most people live. Enter Michael Skelly, a Houston businessman who envisions building...
  • In virtual mega-drought, California avoids defeat

    In virtual mega-drought, California avoids defeat
    A few years ago a group of researchers used computer modeling to put California through a nightmare scenario: Seven decades of unrelenting mega-drought similar to those that dried out the state in past millennia. "The results were surprising," said...
  • Final pieces of Irvine Ranch complete 'open-space puzzle' in O.C.

    Final pieces of Irvine Ranch complete 'open-space puzzle' in O.C.
    The GMC Yukon bounces past a barbed-wire fence and up a dry, grassy hillside — the brush scratching loudly against its underside as it heads toward the ridge. Below, the parched hills roll out in rust- and khaki-colored swatches, and Irvine Lake...
  • More than 5 million in state live near oil or gas well, report says

    More than 5 million in state live near oil or gas well, report says
    More than 5 million Californians — most of them in Los Angeles and Kern counties — live near an oil or gas well, and expanding drilling in the state could increase their exposure to health risks, according to a report released Wednesday by a...
  • Experts share strategies for effective parenting

    Pre-school social worker Jennifer Rogers spends a lot of time working with parents in the Putnam school system where she's worked since 2013. Her role is to bridge the gap between home and school by helping children make that transition through pre-school...
  • LCF Council takes steps toward citywide historical preservation plan

    Members of the La CaƱada City Council discussed Monday steps that could be taken to come up with methods for preserving historical buildings and points of interest throughout the city. After hearing a staff report, the Council elected to allow Mayor...