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Agriculture and the environment
September 23, 2016
Laos promises to phase out tiger farms: Conservation groups
Laos has promised to phase out farms that breed endangered tigers for their body parts, a positive step from a country ...
September 19, 2016
California governor backs rules on cow, landfill emissions
California will begin regulating greenhouse-gas emissions tied to dairy cows and landfills under legislation signed Monday ...
September 02, 2016
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay conquers TV with 'Queen Sugar'
The new family drama "Queen Sugar" follows three estranged siblings in a rural Louisiana town as they struggle to make sense ...
September 01, 2016
California moves to add methane limits to climate agenda
California Democrats are taking further steps to advance the state's ambitious climate-change agenda, agreeing to regulate ...
August 30, 2016
USDA to reopen offices closed after email threats
The Agriculture Department will reopen some offices Wednesday that were closed after an unspecified email threat.
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 ...