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Conservation

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Top Conservation Articles

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  • Review: 'War of the Whales' by Joshua Horwitz

    Review: 'War of the Whales' by Joshua Horwitz
    On March 15, 2000, the whales came ashore. Although they appeared to the uninitiated to be "weird-looking dolphins," marine biologist Ken Balcomb identified most of the victims as beaked whales. He could barely believe his eyes when he found the first...
  • Why Elon Musk is right about batteries being the future of automobiles

     
    Filed under: EV/Plug-in, AutoblogGreen Exclusive, China Recently, I visited the China International Battery Fair in Shenzhen. This is perhaps the largest battery show in the world, with over 980 exhibitors covering three-quarter of a million square feet....
  • Who you gonna call: 'Drought Busters' or 'Water Conservation Response Unit'?

    Who you gonna call: 'Drought Busters' or 'Water Conservation Response Unit'?
    Dear Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Please bring back the “Drought Busters.” We’re in the midst of what could be the worst drought in California history, and despite calls for residents throughout the state to cut their...
  • Big business finally learns that wellness is good business

    2014 has been the year when the discussion of well-being has migrated from health and wellness magazines to business magazines. Wellness, and how to integrate it into our work lives, has become the hottest topic in the business pages. And that should...
  • Water conservation in California can no longer be voluntary

    Water conservation in California can no longer be voluntary
    Earlier this year, Gov. Jerry Brown urged Californians to voluntarily cut their water usage by 20% to help preserve the state's already limited supply during this severe drought. But sometimes, asking nicely doesn't work. Between January and May, water...
  • Long Island's shoreline still vulnerable two seasons after Sandy

    ALBANY, N.Y. — New York's Hamptons and a swath of Long Island's South Shore are facing the second hurricane season since Hurricane Sandy ripped apart the coast. Twenty months after the storm, much of the shoreline isn't any better protected than it...
  • Kids caught at the border deserve due process, including lawyers

    When Juan Pablo Guerrero Diaz left El Salvador to come to the U.S., his daughter was still in diapers. Now she is 14, and this year, after fleeing for her life, she was reunited with her parents in Los Angeles. For the girl, the perilous journey north...
  • Reader feedback June 11: Food deserts, Pocahontas, climate change

    Food deserts In June, the Southeast community of Newport News lost its last grocery store and, as a result, residents there find themselves without reasonable access to these healthier food options. Convenient access to fresh fruit and vegetables...
  • Chicago unveils new rooftop solar discount program

    Chicago unveils new rooftop solar discount program
    Chicago is offering rooftop solar panel installations through the summer at 25 percent below market rates through a partnership with non-profit Vote Solar. The idea, announced Wednesday, is to jumpstart solar installations in the city, according to...
  • Occidental Petroleum announces subsidiary leadership

    Occidental Petroleum announces subsidiary leadership
    A little more than a month after filing documents to spin off its California operations, Occidental Petroleum Corp. has named the leadership team for its proposed subsidiary. The longtime Los Angeles company announced in February that it was moving...
  • Charlie Beck's prolific pen: A look back at the LAPD chief's letters

    Charlie Beck's prolific pen: A look back at the LAPD chief's letters
    Since taking the helm of the Los Angeles Police Department, Charlie Beck has been one of the more prolific letter-writing chiefs. The Times has published five of his often lengthy letters since he became chief in 2009, and — as one would expect...