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Agriculture and the environment
July 14, 2016
Scientists find evidence of new Stone Age farming population
Scientists say a previously unknown group of Stone Age farmers may have introduced agriculture to South Asia, challenging ...
July 11, 2016
Workers at some Hanford tanks stop in dispute over vapors
A coalition of labor unions on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state stopped work Monday at some of the ...
July 07, 2016
Researchers predict smaller harmful algae bloom on Lake Erie
Potentially toxic algae is expected to form again this summer in western Lake Erie but should be considerably less severe ...
June 25, 2016
Congo volcano brings farmers rich soil but eruption threat
Hacking away in the midday sun, 49-year-old farmer Daniel Lazuba remembers vividly his life before one of Africa's most ...
June 22, 2016
Feds: Drought kills 66 million trees in California's Sierra
The number of trees in California's Sierra Nevada forests killed by drought, a bark beetle epidemic and warmer temperatures ...
June 07, 2016
Correction: Leopard Loose-Utah Zoo story
In a story June 7 about a leopard that escaped at a Salt Lake City zoo, The Associated Press, relying on information from a ...
May 31, 2016
The Latest: Police zoo review to look only at boy's family
The Latest on the killing of a gorilla after a child fell into its enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo (all times local): 6:15 p.
May 31, 2016
Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorilla
Police said Tuesday they are investigating the parents of the 3-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla enclosure at the ...
May 27, 2016
Trump tells California 'there is no drought'
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told California voters Friday that he can solve their water crisis, ...
May 24, 2016
Use of parasitic wasps to fight ash borer grows to 24 states
Millions of tiny wasps that are natural parasites for the emerald ash borer have been released into wooded areas in 24 states ...
May 10, 2016
Hawaii aims to be 1st to help farmers get certified organic
On a farm tucked under a lush Hawaii mountainside, Sean Anderson tends passion fruit, kale and salad greens — using only what ...
May 02, 2016
INSIDE WASHINGTON: Ag groups seek exemption from scrutiny
Congress is pushing the Agriculture Department to exempt the groups behind promotional campaigns like "Incredible, Edible ...
April 25, 2016
Oyster farms, shorebird vie for space on NJ bay beaches
Oyster farming is the kind of business an environmentalist should love: it doesn't use harmful chemicals or deplete natural ...
April 11, 2016
China report sounds alarm on groundwater pollution
More than 80 percent of China's underground water drawn from relatively shallow wells used by farms, factories and mostly ...
April 06, 2016
Officials sign unusual pact to tear down hydroelectric dams
Endangered salmon blocked for nearly a century from hundreds of miles of the Klamath River in Oregon and California are ...
April 05, 2016
Grouse suit seeks to block new fences on BLM land in Nevada
Conservationists are suing the Bureau of Land Management to block the construction of fences in northern Nevada they say are ...
April 04, 2016
Small fish eaten by bigger species protected on West Coast
Federal officials finalized rules Monday for a West Coast ban on catching forage fish, the small fish that larger species, ...
March 30, 2016
Judge: Sanctioned slaughter of fish-eating birds broke law
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acted improperly when it allowed tens of thousands of migratory aquatic birds to be shot ...
March 30, 2016
2 lions escape from parks in Kenya and South Africa
A lion was shot dead in Kenya on Wednesday after attacking a man, while trackers in South Africa searched for a lion whose ...
March 18, 2016
Decision time for California governor's big water project
Atop a dirt levee his great-grandfather built in the 1800s to hold back California's mightiest river, Northern California ...