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Agriculture and the environment
November 28, 2015
Hogs, residents compete for Kansas county's water supply
Only 1,200 people live in Kansas' smallest county, where using irrigation to quench thirsty crops is no longer an option for ...
November 26, 2015
Projects stall after feds allow fish farming in open ocean
Some 90 percent of seafood consumed by Americans is imported — a fact that the Obama administration vowed to start turning ...
November 25, 2015
EPA moves to withdraw approval of controversial weed killer
The Environmental Protection Agency is taking steps to withdraw approval of a controversial new weed killer to be used on ...
November 25, 2015
Climate changes take heavy toll on Ugandan coffee farmers
Luka Kinyere felt the wet, dark volcanic soil in his calloused palm, thankful for the rain that was falling again after a dry ...
November 21, 2015
Water agency's land purchase rattles California farmers
The nation's largest distributor of treated drinking water became the largest landowner in a remote California farming region ...
November 20, 2015
Nevada says national nuclear dump could harm farm community
Radioactive well-water contamination could threaten some 1,400 people in a rural farming community if federal regulators ...
November 19, 2015
Colorado unveils plan to manage water amid drought, demand
The snow that falls on the Colorado mountains melts into trillions of gallons of water every year, and most of it flows ...
November 13, 2015
US, Mexico sign deal on sharing satellite data directly
The United States and Mexico signed a deal Friday for Mexico to capture and process land-surface imagery and data directly ...
November 09, 2015
UK: In 1st, global temps average could be 1 degree C higher
Britain's national weather service says this year's global average temperature is on track to reach 1 degree Celsius (1.
November 04, 2015
Thousands of crocodiles go hungry at Honduras farm
A U.S. investigation into alleged money laundering for drug traffickers by one of Honduras' most powerful families has ...
November 03, 2015
Christmas bonus: Farm animals in demand for Nativity scenes
Some farmers have extra reason to rejoice at Christmas: Tis the season for renting out animals for live Nativity scenes and ...
October 31, 2015
Removals of grizzly bears up in Yellowstone so far in 2015
Wildlife managers have euthanized 24 grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem so far this year, the highest number ...
October 26, 2015
Jon Stewart opening animal sanctuary in New Jersey
The former host of "The Daily Show" and his wife are transforming their New Jersey farm into a sanctuary for neglected ...
October 22, 2015
Wasp that kills stink bugs found; could help fruit orchards
Scientists from Washington State University have discovered a parasitic wasp in the state that kills its host like a scene ...
October 19, 2015
Saving 'sang': New label aims to conserve wild ginseng
Denny Colwell fires up a weed whacker and makes quick work of his prized American ginseng patch, a fall ritual that helps ...
October 18, 2015
Development plans for Mormon cattle ranch stirs controversy
Under one of the biggest land development plans ever proposed in Florida, a tract more than six times the size of Manhattan ...
October 13, 2015
Wild aurochs-like cattle reintroduced in Czech Republic
Such an animal has not been seen on Czech territory for hundreds of years. A Dutch breeding program has recreated massive ...
October 08, 2015
Lawsuit in Iowa challenges so-called 'roadside zoos'
Pamela and Tom Sellner describe the small zoo they opened in northeastern Iowa nearly 15 years ago as a labor of love that ...
October 06, 2015
Farmer opens barn to show woolly mammoth bones
A barn in southeastern Michigan suddenly has become a natural history museum since bones from a woolly mammoth were ...
September 26, 2015
Advocates: Oyster farming may hurt threatened shorebirds
Environmentalists and coastal researchers say New Jersey's efforts to establish commercial oyster farms in shallow coastal ...