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Conservation

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  • Feds: 'Worn-Out' Harness Led To 2012 Parasailing Death Of Wethersfield Woman

    Feds: 'Worn-Out' Harness Led To 2012 Parasailing Death Of Wethersfield Woman
    During the final moments that Kathleen Miskell lived, she and her husband were excited — riding together hip-to-hip, soaking in the sights while parasailing off the coast of Pompano Beach. But the bird's-eye view turned deadly for the Wethersfield...
  • New survey: Public likes carbon taxes, with caveats

    New survey: Public likes carbon taxes, with caveats
    Despite their hostility to new taxes that they might have to pay themselves, a sizable majority of Americans can support a tax on carbon if it's structured the right way, according to a survey released Monday by the University of Michigan's Center for...
  • Florida utilities seek to end energy efficiency rebates

    TALLAHASSEE (Reuters) - Attorneys for major power companies told state regulators Monday that mandates for energy efficiency rebates make them reward well-off Floridians at the expense of all residents and businesses. But a state legislator and officials...
  • Show caution

    A recent report by the National Wildlife Federation outlines the possibility Virginia could be a leader in the production of wind energy. It extolls the potential financial windfall that could result should the commonwealth responsibly harness its natural...
  • Return To The Rivers: Connecticut's Waterways Reflect The State's History

    Return To The Rivers: Connecticut's Waterways Reflect The State's History
    The widely held assumption that Connecticut was complete wilderness when the first European settlers arrived in the early 17th Century is belied by what archaeologists have found along the state's rivers. "It was not wilderness," said Nicholas...
  • Build desalination plants now. And use smaller water glasses.

    To the editor: State officials are trying to reduce unnecessary water usage. That alone won't be enough to solve the problem. ("California approves big fines for wasting water during drought," July 15) We must support infrastructure improvements,...
  • Artist with a passion for wildlife wins California Duck Stamp Competition

    Artist with a passion for wildlife wins California Duck Stamp Competition
    Having your painting featured on a wildlife stamp is no easy accomplishment, but Groveland artist John Nelson Harris secured his seventh stamp last month when his painting of a lesser scaup duck won the 2014 California Duck Stamp Competition. The...
  • Sonic blasts cleared for use off coast of Virginia, surrounding states

     Sonic blasts cleared for use off coast of Virginia, surrounding states
    Using powerful sonic blasts to search for offshore energy resources in ocean waters off Virginia and surrounding states has won formal approval from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. The decision means BOEM can begin granting permits to...
  • Burbank adopts mandatory water regulations

    Burbank adopts mandatory water regulations
    Burbank residents will have to cut down on watering their lawns following mandatory regulations adopted unanimously by the City Council Tuesday at the behest of the state. Burbank Water and Power customers will be required to limit landscape...
  • MCA curator Naomi Beckwith on reaching your next big crazy idea

    MCA curator Naomi Beckwith on reaching your next big crazy idea
    So you want to be more creative? You’re burned out, you’re exhausted; you’ve eaten the same thing for lunch for 15 weeks and your ability at generating an original thought has grown similarly stale and uninspired. You have come to...
  • Lake Morena caught in crosshairs of San Diego's water policy

    Lake Morena caught in crosshairs of San Diego's water policy
    Lars and Katherine Mitchell, and their dogs Ralph and Alice, are out for a morning walk beside this lake in the highlands 45 miles east of downtown San Diego. The lake is not very scenic these days. Lars Mitchell knows the reason. "San Diego took...