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Conservation

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  • Walktober event held at Robbins Preserve

    More than 30 people gathered at the trail head of the Robbins Preserve in Thompson for a Walktober event on Oct. 12. They were given a guided tour of the 128-acre Wyndham Land Trust property by WLT board member and land manager Andy Rzeznikiewicz. The...
  • Light penalties the norm for state utilities following fatal accidents

    Light penalties the norm for state utilities following fatal accidents
    On Feb. 9, 2011, natural gas from a cracked cast-iron pipe fueled a massive explosion that lit up the sky in Allentown, killing five people and destroying eight row homes at 13th and Allen streets. The explosion echoed another — just six months...
  • Millstone 3 Nuclear Plant Shut Down For Refueling

    The Millstone 3 nuclear power plant in Waterford has been shut down for refueling, its owner, Dominion Resources Inc., said Monday. The 1,233-megawatt reactor was shut full power early Friday, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said in a report....
  • We have a choice about climate

    We have a choice about climate
    I was reminded of nature's indifference to human affairs after reading the chilling Oct. 5 article ("Adrift in face of climate change") regarding climate change. To summarize, ice caps are melting, seas are rising and coastal communities are...
  • Motels' calls to police are down

    Motels' calls to police are down
    For a second time this year, Costa Mesa officials are lauding the success of a law aimed at curbing the amount of police attention required at city motels and hotels, saying that it has contributed to a "dramatic decrease" in police calls from the...
  • Support the dam to support Md. [Commentary]

    Support the dam to support Md. [Commentary]
    Energy production has emerged as arguably the primary growth engine for America's economy. Oil production is surging, and the United States will emerge as the world's leading producer sometime this decade. America has already established self-...
  • County bill sparks debate over tourism on farms

    County bill sparks debate over tourism on farms
    Hay rides, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and petting zoos are common autumn sights at farms in Maryland. But efforts to provide legislative protections in Baltimore County for such agricultural attractions — and more — are drawing criticism from...
  • State DNR certifies two record fishing catches

    State DNR certifies two record fishing catches
    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service recently certified a new freshwater-division white perch record and an Atlantic division cobia record. On Sept. 5, James Stiars of Baldwin caught a 1.7-pound white perch in Loch Raven...
  • Definition of strange: John Deasy lauds ruling confirming his failures

    Definition of strange: John Deasy lauds ruling confirming his failures
    Los Angeles schools Superintendent John Deasy weighed in on behalf of a lawsuit against the state, contending rightly that students were unconstitutionally assigned to do-nothing classes instead of the academic courses they needed. His action would be...
  • State budget cuts don't spare mental health

     State budget cuts don't spare mental health
    Virginia's mental health services took their share of losses from Gov. Terry McAuliffe's budget cuts, announced Wednesday. The cuts are spread across agencies, including the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the state's mental...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation grants $2 million for ocean conservation

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio's conservation foundation said on Thursday it has awarded a $2 million grant to establish marine reserves and to stop overfishing. DiCaprio, who was named a Messenger of Peace by the...