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Agriculture and the environment
January 26, 2016
Wildfire plan seen as biggest land policy change in decades
A year after Interior Secretary Sally Jewell shifted the national approach to fighting wildfires across a wide swath of ...
January 21, 2016
Key things to know about federal land grazing in the West
Two brothers leading an armed group that has taken up residence for nearly three weeks at a national wildlife refuge in ...
January 16, 2016
9 more Indiana turkey farms infected with bird flu
Turkeys tested positive for bird flu at nine more Indiana farms near the location where authorities first confirmed a strain ...
January 15, 2016
Farmer loses deer, boar when hunting preserve fences are cut
A Pennsylvania farmer who runs a guided hunting preserve said Friday someone cut his fences around Jan. 1, causing a huge ...
January 11, 2016
Hunter in Zimbabwe cancels lion hunt raffle after protests
A professional hunter in Zimbabwe has canceled a plan to raffle a lion hunt at a hunters' convention in the United States, ...
January 01, 2016
Oregon ranching case sparks anti-government sentiment
The father and son of a prominent Oregon ranching family plan to surrender at a California prison next week after a judge ...
December 18, 2015
Nigerian farmers cleared to sue Shell in Dutch court
Nigerian farmers will have the chance to sue oil multinational Shell in a Dutch court for pollution they blame on leaking ...
December 07, 2015
Wild boar in Germany adopted by herd of cattle
A wild pig in Germany has decided to give up its "boaring" life — leaving the forest to live with a small herd of cattle.
December 04, 2015
Give vultures a little love, conservationists say
These are tough times for African vultures. Already perceived as ugly and saddled with being a symbol of death and decay in ...
December 01, 2015
Monsanto pledges to be carbon neutral by 2021
Monsanto Co. plans to make its operations carbon neutral by 2021, in part by working with farmers who use its products to ...
November 30, 2015
EPA boosts amount of ethanol in gasoline supply
The Obama administration is boosting the amount of corn-based ethanol and other renewable fuels in the U.S. gasoline supply ...
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.