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Conservation

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Top Conservation Articles

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  • Save the whales, 2014

     Save the whales, 2014
    It was well known for many years that Japan's "scientific whaling" program was a sham, designed to get around the international moratorium on hunting whales. Almost no research on the animals came from Japanese scientists; instead, whale meat kept showing...
  • Endangered desert species cling to existence

    Endangered desert species cling to existence
    TECOPA, Calif. — Under a canopy of gleaming stars, Janet Foley made her way across a dab of marshlands surrounded by harsh Mojave Desert terrain, her headlamp fixed on a live trap the size of a loaf of bread. She peered inside, smiled and said,...
  • Water fight pits farmer against farmer

    Water fight pits farmer against farmer
    SACRAMENTO — Forget farmers vs. fishermen — or south state vs. north state. California's current water war is being waged most intensely by farmers against fellow farmers. It's a Central Valley civil war. And within that vast food-...
  • Tribeca 2014: Courtney Cox, Joss Whedon to unveil new films at festival

    Tribeca 2014: Courtney Cox, Joss Whedon to unveil new films at festival
    The Tribeca Film Festival will feature a number of celebrities in front of and behind the camera when it kicks off its 13th edition next month. Chris Messina directs “Alex of Venice,” a marital drama that stars the filmmaker and Mary...
  • Proposed ban on orca shows at SeaWorld stirs anger in San Diego

    Proposed ban on orca shows at SeaWorld stirs anger in San Diego
    SAN DIEGO -- A bill by a Santa Monica assemblyman that would ban orca shows at SeaWorld is being blasted in San Diego, home of the marine theme park. SeaWorld expressed doubt about the legality of the legislation. "The premise behind this proposed...
  • Fracking foes make a racket as Brown addresses California Democrats

    Anti-fracking advocates repeatedly interrupted Gov. Jerry Brown’s speech at the California Democratic Convention in Los Angeles on Saturday, chanting and waving signs as he gave his first major speech since declaring his intention to run for...
  • Gubernatorial candidate Kashkari attacks Brown pet project bullet train

    Gubernatorial candidate Kashkari attacks Brown pet project bullet train
    FRESNO — The rescue mission for addicts stands squarely in the path of California's controversial bullet train, and gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari had decided to use the grim setting for an attack on the rail project dear to Gov. Jerry Brown....
  • World's most expensive cities: Singapore grabs No. 1 spot

    World's most expensive cities: Singapore grabs No. 1 spot
    Although residents of Los Angeles and New York may complain about the high cost of living, the two cities can seem like a bargain compared with the truly wallet-squeezing metropolises of the world. Singapore, the city-state in Southeast Asia, takes...
  • In Mississippi, a power plant is designed to shape the future of coal

    In Mississippi, a power plant is designed to shape the future of coal
    DE KALB, Miss. — Looming like a spaceship over pine and sweet-gum forest, the high-tech power plant under construction in rural Kemper County is a $5-billion wager on an energy future that includes coal. The Kemper plant is scheduled to open...
  • Lessons of the street

    Lessons of the street
    Lourdes was 69 years old when I first met her in 2012. She was living next to a bus stop on a busy four-lane street in front of a Silver Lake supermarket. Lourdes had claimed the spot three years earlier, after she was rousted from her encampment in...
  • Newhall Ranch project faces new hurdles with environmentalists' suit

    Newhall Ranch project faces new hurdles with environmentalists' suit
    This post has been corrected, as indicated below. Environmentalists took a new step Thursday in a decades-long dispute by filing a lawsuit against federal agencies that gave permission for construction of a community of 60,000 residents along the last...