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Agriculture and the environment
September 15, 2017
4 years later, cleanup nears end for big North Dakota spill
Cleanup is finally in sight four years after a pipeline break sent more than 20,000 barrels of oil oozing across a wheat ...
September 15, 2017
Long-endangered snow leopard upgraded to 'vulnerable' status
The elusive snow leopard — long considered endangered — has been upgraded to "vulnerable," though conservations warned the ...
September 15, 2017
Forest Service spends record $2B battling forest fires
The Forest Service has spent more than $2 billion battling forest fires around the country — a record as wildfires blacken ...
September 08, 2017
Almanac forecast: Hurricanes will favor Atlantic Seaboard
The annual Old Farmer's Almanac, which claims an 80 percent accuracy rate in its forecasts, predicted the possibility of a ...
August 24, 2017
Critics: Utah horse meeting is secretive 'slaughter summit'
Swollen populations of federally-protected wild horses roaming 10 Western states are starved and damaging rangelands, Utah ...
August 19, 2017
California tightens rules on popular pesticide for farmers
California is tightening the strictest rules in the nation on a pesticide that is popular with farmers over new health ...
August 11, 2017
New hope for endangered eels, Japanese summer delicacy
The Japanese summer delicacy of roasted eel, braised with a tangy sauce and sprinkled with prickly mountain pepper, is in ...
August 08, 2017
Sage grouse conservation changes draw mix of praise, alarm
President Donald Trump's administration has opened the door to industry-friendly changes to a sweeping plan imposed by his ...
August 07, 2017
Kenyan lions kill 1 person grazing livestock in city park
Two lions attacked and killed one person among a group of men grazing cattle in Kenya's Nairobi National Park at night, ...
August 05, 2017
EPA chief to reconsider paying claims over mine waste spill
The Environmental Protection Agency will reconsider whether to pay farmers, business owners and others in three states for ...
August 01, 2017
Farmer suicides rise in India as climate warms, study shows
When Rani's husband died by drinking pesticide, he left the family in debt. But even if they could pay off the loans, Rani ...
July 20, 2017
California farm region plagued by dirty air looks to Trump
California's vast San Joaquin Valley, the country's most productive farming region, is engulfed by some of the nation's ...
July 13, 2017
Watchdog: At least 200 environmental activists slain in 2016
At least 200 land and environmental activists were slain in 2016 protecting forests, rivers and land from mining, logging and ...
June 29, 2017
Feds release long-awaited recovery plan for Mexican wolves
After repeated failures over decades, U.S. wildlife officials have finally drafted a recovery plan for endangered wolves that ...
June 28, 2017
Trump administration moves to withdraw clean-water rule
The Trump administration moved Tuesday to roll back an Obama administration policy that protected more than half the nation's ...
June 21, 2017
Lawsuit seeks reassessment of predator control program
Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit demanding federal wildlife officials reassess their practice of killing coyotes, ...
June 08, 2017
India's rising temperatures are already deadly, study shows
India is now two and a half times more likely to experience a deadly heat wave than a half century ago, and all it took was ...
June 07, 2017
Brazil rollback of environment rules blow to Paris pact
Brazil is considering measures that would roll back environmental protections and make it difficult to meet its Paris climate ...
May 07, 2017
Researchers seek better ways to farm popular Pacific fish
The dark gray fish prized for its buttery flavor live deep in the ocean, so researchers keep their lab cold and dark to ...
April 27, 2017
Wyoming wolf hunts to start again after US court decision
Wyoming will hold a wolf hunt for the first time in four years this fall now that a federal court has lifted endangered ...