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Mexico's indigenous Lacandon battle settlers over rainforest

Oct. 11, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The few remaining indigenous Lacandon are locked in a struggle to protect their ancestral home: the last pocket of tropical rainforest in North America. There are only about 1,500 Lacandones left, scattered in a handful of settlements across the 1,280 square miles ...

'Flash drought' brings dust and dread to Southern farmers

Oct. 10, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A furnace-like "flash drought" is intensifying as it blasts away the little moisture left across a vast swath of the South, wilting garden plants and raising alarm among farmers, according to a weekly report updated Thursday. Nearly 56 million residents are now living in drought...

The Latest: New report shows US 'flash drought' more intense

Oct. 10, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the drought in the southern United States (all times local): 9 a.m. Forecasters say a "flash drought" is intensifying across the southern United States. A new report out Thursday shows that severe and extreme drought conditions are spreading into more parts of the...

Lion patrol: Learning to share the savannah with big animals

Oct. 8, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

LOIBOR SIRET, Tanzania (AP) — Saitoti Petro scans a dirt road in northern Tanzania for recent signs of the top predator on the African savannah. "If you see a lion," he warns, "stop and look it straight in the eyes — you must never run." Petro points to a fresh track in the dirt, a paw print...

Nunes files $77M suit, alleging Iowa farm story defamed him

Oct. 3, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A California congressman has filed yet another lawsuit against a major media organization, claiming he was defamed in a magazine story about his family’s Iowa dairy farm. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, filed the $77.5 million lawsuit...

Ag secretary: No guarantee small dairy farms will survive

Oct. 1, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump's agriculture secretary said Tuesday during a stop in Wisconsin that he doesn't know if the family dairy farm can survive as the industry moves toward a factory farm model. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told reporters following an appearance at the...

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra retrenches after big losses

Sep. 26, 2019 12:33 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's largest company Fonterra once had grand ambitions to dominate the world's dairy markets, but after suffering stinging losses abroad has scaled back its vision. Fonterra on Thursday announced its worst-ever annual result as it wrote down the value of its assets...

Dutch urged to cut speed limits to reduce nitrogen emissions

Sep. 25, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An advisory commission has urged the Dutch government to adopt a broad package of measures including lowering the speed limit on some roads and buying up old, inefficient cattle farms to reduce the country's nitrogen emissions. The recommendations published Wednesday follow a...

AP Explains: A look at Amazon fires as climate worries mount

Sep. 24, 2019 8:56 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Fires that swept parts of the Amazon this year added to global worries about a warming climate, as well as the sense of urgency at the Climate Action Summit at the United Nations this week. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has said he wants to convert forests to soybean farms...

Producers can contract to sell cattle on new online site

Sep. 12, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man has created a new online site where livestock producers can contract to sell their cattle. Kim Ulmer, who owns a livestock and machinery marketing company in Huron, said he created the American Mercantile Exchange in response to volatile market conditions. The first...