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Natural Resources

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  • The Harbor Report: Spreading the word on sea conservation

    This week, I journeyed into the upper bay, known to most of us as the Back Bay, to visit with Michelle Clemente, our city's marine protection and education supervisor. Clemente's office is located in the Back Bay Science Center, sharing the same...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Saybrook Point Inn & Spa Donates $25,000 To The Preserve

    Saybrook Point Inn & Spa, through the Louis F. and Mary A. Tagliatela Family Foundation, has donated $25,000 to "The Preserve," a swath of 1,000 acres of coastal forest along the towns of Old Saybrook, Essex and Westbrook. As the largest unprotected...
  • Goats helping Hawk Mountain take bite out of weeds

    Hawk Mountain Sanctuary hired some new workers last month and, like a lot of summer help, they are getting low wages — $1 per day. In an attempt to rid Hawk Mountain of a noxious weed called Japanese stiltgrass, the sanctuary has been leasing goats...
  • 'Peak soil' threatens future global food security

    LONDON (Reuters) - The challenge of ensuring future food security as populations grow and diets change has its roots in soil, but the increasing degradation of the earth's thin skin is threatening to push up food prices and increase deforestation.    ...
  • Safety concerns spur new rules for water jet packs in Maryland

    Safety concerns spur new rules for water jet packs in Maryland
    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has imposed new rules and regulations on water jet pack businesses in Ocean City to keep thrill-seekers safe. The jet packs — which propel pressurized streams of water to lift riders up to 30 feet above...
  • Wasting water can cost you $500

    Wasting water can cost you $500
    While state water regulators approved fines of up to $500 per day to encourage California residents to turn off the tap, several local Orange County water agencies don't have plans to dole out the punishment just yet. However, that doesn't mean that...
  • Three drowned in Maryland waters, search underway for fourth

    Three drowned in Maryland waters, search underway for fourth
    Three people have died in Maryland waters in as many days, and a U.S. Coast Guard search is underway for another who went missing Monday, authorities said. The bodies of two boaters were found after their vessel encountered storms Sunday into Monday....
  • Carbon producers can meet EPA's limits as they have in the past

    Past is prologue, and as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency moves forward with new limits on carbon pollution from the nation's electric power plants, familiar alarms are sounding that the limits will drive up electric bills, threaten the...
  • Undoing Afghanistan's resource curse

     Undoing Afghanistan's resource curse
    Afghanistan is teetering on the edge. A little-known bill just passed the upper house of its parliament that could help counter threats to the country's stability and future development, but only if the U.S. government works with Afghanistan to ensure...
  • Pivot Renews 'Please Like Me' for Season 3, Greenlights Conservation Series 'The Operatives'

    Pivot has renewed comedy "Please Like Me" for season three, the network announced Friday at the Television Critics Assn. summer press tour. The series is created by and stars Australian comedian Josh Thomas, and centers around Thomas' character, Josh,...
  • SunRail-car crashes, storks, and Armstrong: Letters

    SunRail-car crashes Another car is caught in a railroad crossing while traffic engineers continue to "educate" the public or try to change long-existing traffic patterns ("SunRail train runs into SUV — no one injured," June 28). What we are...