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Conservation

July 11, 2019, 12pm PDT
Two companies so far have purchased carbon credits through the newly public program in Washington State's King County.
KUOW
June 25, 2019, 9am PDT
Edward O. Wilson, famed for pressing for the conservation of half of the planet's land and oceans, recently turned 90 years old.
National Geographic
March 4, 2019, 11am PST
The Natural Resources Management Act enjoyed bipartisan support in both houses of Congress. But it left out contentious issues like wildfires, greenhouse gas emissions, and protecting wildlife corridors.
High Country News
December 31, 2018, 11am PST
Zinke’s tenure at the Interior Department was not lengthy, but the damage he inflicted will be long-lasting.
Vox
November 22, 2018, 11am PST
Farmers around Vancouver's Agricultural Land Reserve have been building "mega-mansions" on their farmland. The province wants to limit the scale of such homes, but farmers are pushing back.
The Star
November 14, 2018, 7am PST
A thriving natural environment creates opportunity for private developers and local economies, an economist argues.
New York Times
May 27, 2018, 5am PDT
It's been a tough couple of years for advocates of public lands. Could the cause of conserving and protecting public lands be gaining public support in a staunchly conservative state?
Pacific Standard
April 24, 2018, 9am PDT
As the Department of the Interior auctions off 'vast swaths' of American wilderness to oil and gas companies, fiscal conservatives and conservationists alike wonder if it’s the right thing at the right time.
Houston Chronicle
April 24, 2018, 5am PDT
Though he’s opened land all over the U.S. to industry, the Interior Secretary is actually pushing to conserve even more of his home state.
The New York Times
April 18, 2018, 12pm PDT
A victory for environmental conservationists.
knkx
April 11, 2018, 7am PDT
The American Rivers advocacy organization this week released their annual list of most endangered rivers in the United States.
American Rivers
April 10, 2018, 12pm PDT
The Farm Bill is one of the federal government's biggest, most controversial (yet still intractable) bills. The Trump Administration has plans for change.
Crosscut
March 17, 2018, 9am PDT
An advocacy organization in the Tri-State area (Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana) is raising awareness about the region's 116,000 acres of preserved greenspace.
Cincinnati Business Courier
February 1, 2018, 12pm PST
Boise State University researchers have published a detailed study and online maps that lay out possible scenarios for urban growth in Idaho's Treasure Valley in one of the fastest-growing states in the Union.
Idaho Statesman
January 19, 2018, 12pm PST
After announcing the coast of almost all states would be open for oil and gas production, the Secretary of the Interior changed his mind on one after meeting with Trump’s favored candidate for Senate.
The New Yorker
December 30, 2017, 1pm PST
The Nature Conservancy's largest ever gift will preserve 24,000 acres of highly prized land in California. Jack and Laura Dangermond (cofounders of Esri) made the donation.
The Atlantic
December 29, 2017, 6am PST
A tax break designed to protect land has become just another massive tax loophole. It looks like conservation easements are here to stay.
ProPublica
August 20, 2017, 7am PDT
This documentary complicates what can seem like a stark partisan divide on the environment, highlighting the many heartland residents who do conservation work.
Pacific Standard
June 12, 2017, 1pm PDT
Preservationists have bought one reprieve from the ongoing expansion of developed land in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
April 28, 2017, 12pm PDT
NYU study finds 30% decrease in use of disposable bags since the city of Chicago implemented a seven-cent tax on them.
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