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Agriculture and the environment
November 22, 2016
Nigerian farmers, fishermen sue Shell in UK over pollution
Emere Godwin Bebe Okpabi, leader of Nigeria's Ogale people, unpacked four bottles of water from his homeland and lined them ...
November 01, 2016
Mexico: Deforestation for avocados much higher than thought
Deforestation caused by the expansion of Mexican avocado orchards is much higher than previously thought, authorities said ...
October 31, 2016
Plan unveiled to protect vast swath of Western US sagebrush
Federal officials on Monday released an ambitious wildfire-fighting and restoration plan to protect a wide swath of sagebrush ...
October 31, 2016
Groups: Work curbing Lake Erie algae need to target hotspots
The algae bloom in parts of Lake Erie this summer didn't come close to matching the record-breaking one from a year ago that ...
October 11, 2016
Researchers work to spread prized genes of Yellowstone bison
Researchers have transplanted embryos originating from the bison herd at Yellowstone National Park into female bison in ...
October 07, 2016
USDA: Egg group inappropriately targeted vegan spread
An egg industry group's discussions about thwarting the sale of an eggless vegan spread were inappropriate, a yearlong ...
October 02, 2016
Not pot: US hemp farms take root under state pilot programs
A lush field of cannabis growing on a secluded hilltop in central New York may look and smell like marijuana, but its myriad ...
September 28, 2016
Work on airstrip for Bruce Willis suspended due to zoning
Construction of a private airstrip for actor Bruce Willis in Idaho has been suspended because of zoning issues. Work on the ...
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 ...