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Delaware American chestnut tree deemed 'precious resource'

Sep. 17, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

CENTREVILLE, Del. (AP) — After the species was devastated by an Asian blight in the early 20th century, a single American chestnut tree in Centreville has been deemed a “precious resource” by the Delaware Nature Society. Jim White, a senior fellow at the Delaware Nature...

Chinese man trapped aloft in hydrogen balloon for 2 days

Sep. 08, 2022 04:52 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say a man has been found safe after he spent two days aloft in a hydrogen balloon, traveling about 320 kilometers (200 miles), after it became untethered and flew away while he was using it to harvest pine nuts from a tree. The man, identified...

Pecan farmers get caught in power vacuum on Texas border

Sep. 02, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) — A Texas pecan farm nearly the size of Disneyland has become entangled in a turf war between the Biden administration and Republican Gov. Greg Abbott over immigration enforcement on the southern border. Hugo and Magali Urbina, who bought Heavenly Farms in...

Purdue: Spotted lanternfly has migrated to northern Indiana

Aug. 19, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — An invasive insect that could affect Hoosier grape growers and honeybee producers has migrated to northern Indiana, one year after being first spotted in the state's southeastern corner. Purdue University said Thursday that the spotted lanternfly was...

Hurricane winds, fierce storms leave 8 dead in France, Italy

Aug. 18, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Violent thunderstorms and hurricane-force winds left at least eight dead Thursday in France and Italy, uprooting trees in Tuscany and on the French island of Corsica and ripping away brick shards from St. Mark's famed bell tower in Venice. Over 100 boats in the Mediterranean Sea...

Ravens top Titans 23-10 for 21st straight preseason win

Aug. 12, 2022 00:42 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Tyler Huntley went 16 of 18 for 110 yards and a touchdown in the first half, and the Baltimore Ravens extended their record streak of preseason victories to 21 with a 23-10 win over the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night. Rookie quarterback Malik Willis ran for a...

'The Sacrifice Zone': Myanmar bears cost of green energy

Aug. 09, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

The birds no longer sing, and the herbs no longer grow. The fish no longer swim in rivers that have turned a murky brown. The animals do not roam, and the cows are sometimes found dead. The people in this northern Myanmar forest have lost a way of life that goes back generations. But...

'The Sacrifice Zone': Myanmar bears cost of green energy

Aug. 09, 2022 07:01 AM EDT

The birds no longer sing. The fish no longer swim in rivers that have turned a murky brown. The animals do not roam, and the cows are sometimes found dead. The people in this northern Myanmar forest have lost a way of life that goes back generations. But if they complain, they, too,...

Garden grows into Honey Tree Farm

Jul. 25, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — Tori and Casey Ostwinch’s farm started as a garden. Over the years, their garden grew until the pair decided to try farming full time. For a year, the Ostwinches worked on a farm in South Carolina to see if they could do it themselves. In 2018,...

Nonprofit works to plant nut trees across Frederick County

Jul. 24, 2022 09:08 AM EDT

MYERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — When Jane Dennison and her father purchased a 21-acre farm near Myersville back in 2016, they weren’t exactly sure what they wanted to do with it. Dennison, a chemist, was looking for a way to educate the public on sustainable agriculture. Her father was...