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Conservation

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Top Conservation Articles

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  • Angling for the benefits of oyster restoration

    Angling for the benefits of oyster restoration
    "Fish on!" called P.J. Klavon, as he reached for a trap hauled from the placid waters of the Tred Avon River. Inside the black metal cage wriggled a single white perch, a safe distance from a blue crab. The fish weren't exactly jumping last week into...
  • New York climate march draws hundreds of thousands

    New York climate march draws hundreds of thousands
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - An international day of action on climate change brought hundreds of thousands of people onto the streets of New York City on Sunday, easily exceeding organizers' hopes for the largest protest on the issue in history. Organizers...
  • Menhaden catch limits upheld

    Menhaden catch limits upheld
    A judge in Cambridge has upheld Maryland's curbs on catching menhaden, rejecting claims by a pair of watermen that the restrictions were unconstitutional. Following a day-long hearing Wednesday in Dorchester Circuit Court, Judge David Mitchell, a...
  • Bipartisan report tallies climate change impact on economy, urges businesses to act

    Bipartisan report tallies climate change impact on economy, urges businesses to act
      Billions of dollars of property damage along the Eastern Seaboard. Sharply reduced yields of corn, wheat and soy at Midwestern farms. Rising sea levels threatening military installations in Southern California. These and other risks from climate...
  • $45M in construction projects proposed in District 214

    $45M in construction projects proposed in District 214
    As it unveiled a $45 million plan that will build something new for each of its schools, Township High School District 214 officials also say they might consider giving back some of the district's extra cash to taxpayers. The news follows an eight-month...
  • Financially troubled fire district partners with neighboring departments

    Financially troubled fire district partners with neighboring departments
    After trying to raise taxes and sell advertisements, the financially-troubled Palatine Rural Fire Protection District is now consolidating services with two neighboring fire departments, officials said. "I'm not going to say it saves money, but it...
  • Fish kill delays opening of Tuma Lake

    Fish kill delays opening of Tuma Lake
    Opening Tuma Lake in Willow Springs, planned for this fall, may be delayed as long as two years to restock fish killed off by the harsh winter. Fish had been put in the lake over the past two to three years, said Steve Silic, fisheries biologist with...
  • Bear's eye view: Study puts cameras, GPS collars on Wekiva bears

    Wildlife biologists are putting tracking collars and cameras on bears near Central Florida neighborhoods. The devices, which rely on GPS technology, beam the animal's location to a computer every half-hour and may help the study team understand where...
  • Will Co. Forest Preserve adopts early retirement plan

    Will Co. Forest Preserve adopts early retirement plan
    Veterans of the Will County Forest Preserve District will have a chance for early retirement starting next summer. Forest preserve commissioners recently approved a program that would allow employees who are at least 50 years old and have 20 years of...
  • Downers Grove high school workers will get pay raises

     Downers Grove high school workers will get pay raises
    Nurses, teacher's aides and other Downers Grove high school staff members will get pay bumps for the next three years under a new contract finalized with the district. The Community High School District 99 school board unanimously approved the agreement...
  • Willowbrook man dies after falling off boat near Indiana Dunes

    Willowbrook man dies after falling off boat near Indiana Dunes
    A Willowbrook man was found dead Monday afternoon after he fell off of a boat in Lake Michigan near Indiana Dunes State Park, authorities said. Conservation officers from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources recovered the body of Amer Rustum, 54,...
  • Naperville picks Tellabs exec for top HR spot

    Naperville picks Tellabs exec for top HR spot
    A longtime Tellabs executive will lead Naperville's Human Resources Department, at least for the next three months. The city selected James Sheehan from more than 100 applicants to head the department as an independent contractor, according to City...