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Agriculture and the environment
August 29, 2016
In drought, drones help California farmers save every drop
A drone whirred to life in a cloud of dust, then shot hundreds of feet skyward for a bird's-eye view of a vast tomato field ...
August 25, 2016
Thai farmers launch (bee) sting operation to stop elephants
To stop wild elephants from rampaging through their produce, farmers in Thailand put up electric fences, set off firecrackers ...
August 17, 2016
South African vineyard's duck parade doubles as pest control
The quacking is soft at first amid the vineyards that roll for miles in this South African wine-making town. But then the ...
August 15, 2016
Parents: Vermont firefighter killed in Nevada loved outdoors
A federal firefighter from Vermont who was killed by a falling tree while battling a wildfire near the Nevada-Utah line had ...
August 08, 2016
New Zealand farm company to stop using palm oil products
New Zealand's state-owned farming company said Monday it will stop using palm kernel products to feed its animals as it seeks ...
August 04, 2016
Huge Navy fuel tanks worry Hawaii farmers, utility officials
Anthony DeLuze keeps his ancestors' traditions alive in 21st century Hawaii by growing the staple crop taro on a suburban ...
August 03, 2016
Vietnam probes harmful waste dumping from Taiwanese firm
Vietnamese police have launched an investigation into the illegal dumping of harmful waste material from a Taiwanese steel ...
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 ...