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Army Privatizes $100 Million Fort Ord Explosives Cleanup

Army Privatizes $100 Million Fort Ord Explosives Cleanup

MONTEREY, California, August 13, 2008 (ENS) – The largest privatized cleanup of a Superfund site in the nation is about to happen at Fort Ord, a former U.S. Army base on Monterey Bay that was closed in 1994. The Army will contract out cleanup of nearly 3,300 acres on the former base to the Fort…

Ranch in California's Golden Hills Safe from Development

Ranch in California's Golden Hills Safe from Development

MONTEREY, California, March 17, 2008 (ENS) – The Nature Conservancy and a deep-rooted Monterey County ranching family have protected Dorrance Ranch, 4,300 acres located on Mt. Toro’s northern ridge. Working closely with the Dorrances, The Nature Conservancy purchased a conservation easement on the ranch to protect it from development, regardless of future ownership, and to…

Scientists Give Birth to the Encyclopedia of Life

Scientists Give Birth to the Encyclopedia of Life

MONTEREY, California, February 26, 2008 (ENS) – The initial 30,000 pages of a new online Encyclopedia of Life were revealed today as scientists assemble for the Technology, Entertainment and Design Conference in Monterey, California, where the project was initiated last year. Feedback on these first pages will shape the ultimate design and functionality of all…