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Conservation

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Top Conservation Articles

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  • Lincoln Park Apartments in Hampton are nearly vacant

    Less than a year after the first moving vans arrived, the city's largest public housing complex is now nearly devoid of life. Lincoln Park Apartments is nearly vacant, save for six families and a few staff members keeping watch over the facility along...
  • U.S. considers climate change plan that would mandate emission cuts

    U.S. considers climate change plan that would mandate emission cuts
    The United States is considering a proposal to combat climate change that would require countries to offer plans for curtailing greenhouse gas emissions on a certain schedule but would leave it to individual nations to determine how deep their cuts...
  • Sharks take center stage at New River Middle

    Sharks take center stage at New River Middle
    A Fort Lauderdale middle school is getting caught up in a shark frenzy. New River Middle is partnering with the Davie-based Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, which sponsors ocean marine research and conservation projects, to enhance its marine science magnet...
  • Report: A healthy Chesapeake Bay is worth $50 billion a year to Virginia

    Report:  A healthy Chesapeake Bay is worth $50 billion a year to Virginia
    What's a restored Chesapeake Bay worth to Virginia? Nearly $50 billion a year. That's the dollar value the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) came up with in a new report that for the first time takes a look at the economic benefits of a healthy watershed....
  • DP Buzz: Same-sex adoption

    Editor's note: "DP Buzz" is an interactive feature of the Daily Press Opinion Page. We email weekly questions on issues and topics affecting Peninsula-area citizens. Each week, subscribers can choose whether to weigh in or not with a short answer. Here is...
  • U.S.-China climate change deal already facing challenges

    U.S.-China climate change deal already facing challenges
    A landmark agreement on climate change between the U.S. and China, the world's top two polluting nations, faced immediate challenges from experts who warned that it would require an overhaul of China's economy and from Republicans in Congress who vowed to...
  • Reader feedback October 11: Gloucester traffic signal deemed vital, Virginia's climate change plan lags, voting changes proposed in Hampton

    Traffic signal deemed vital A new traffic signal will be up and running early next year at the intersection of Route 17 and T.C. Walker Road in Gloucester. Increased traffic volume, two fatal crashes in two years, and the construction of the new Page...
  • WWF: Half the world's wildlife gone over last 40 years

    WWF: Half the world's wildlife gone over last 40 years
    The world populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles fell overall by 52 percent between 1970 and 2010, far faster than previously thought, the World Wildlife Fund said on Tuesday. The conservation group's Living Planet Report, published...
  • Bill to approve Keystone pipeline clears hurdle in U.S. Senate

    Legislation to approve the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline began racing through the U.S. Congress on Wednesday as Democrats and Republicans appeared to be coming together in a challenge of President Barack Obama's oversight of the project. In a...
  • Eric Frein manhunt wipes out many a speeding ticket

    Curtis Gibbs of Allentown got a break this month when he went to court for allegedly slapping state Trooper Joe Bushta's horse during Musikfest. On the day of the hearing, Bushta was among hundreds of troopers assigned to the search for Eric Frein in...
  • Secrets in the dirt

    When Fort Monroe's Directorate of Public Works conducted the first archaeological assessment of the historic Army post in 1978, it didn't see much potential for uncovering subterranean secrets. Every sign of prehistoric habitation was believed to have...
  • 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...