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Tribe seeks to adapt as climate change alters ancestral home

Nov. 01, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — Raymond Naranjo sings for rain, his voice rising and falling as he softly strikes his rawhide-covered drum. The 99-year-old invites the cloud spirits, rain children, mist, thunder and lightning to join him at Santa Clara Pueblo, where Tewa people...

Drought snarls Mississippi River transit in blow to farmers

Oct. 28, 2022 10:10 AM EDT

ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER (AP) — Adam Thomas starts harvesting soybeans on his Illinois farm when the dew burns off in the morning. This year, dry weather accelerated the work, allowing him to start early. His problem was getting the soybeans to market. About 60% of the Midwest...

Barges grounded by low water halt Mississippi River traffic

Oct. 05, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

The unusually low water level in the lower Mississippi River is causing barges to get stuck in mud and sand, disrupting river travel for shippers, recreational boaters and even passengers on a cruise line. Lack of rainfall in recent weeks has left the Mississippi River approaching...

US vows to supply green-fuel-laggard Japan with bioethanol

Oct. 04, 2022 22:16 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. officials are touting bioethanol in Japan, which trails other nations on using the green fuel made from corn and other crops. The U.S. is a top grower of corn, and an embassy official said the U.S. would be “a reliable supplier” of bioethanol. ...

Front line farming: Bombs disrupt critical Ukraine industry

Sep. 21, 2022 07:05 AM EDT

NOVOMYKOLAIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — An unexploded rocket sticks out of a field, and another is embedded in the ground of the farm compound. Workers found a cluster bomb while clearing weeds, and there's a gaping hole in the roof of the shrapnel-scarred livestock barn. All work has...

Farming, water and Wall Street on Colorado’s Western Slope

Sep. 14, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

LOMA, Colo. (AP) — Under the blazing afternoon sun, Joe Bernal navigates a shiny-green John Deere tractor onto a dirt road a few miles north of downtown Fruita. Bernal is headed to cut hay in a field a few hundred feet down the road. On his way, he points out the land his family has acquired over...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Sep. 06, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

Jeffersonville News and Tribune. September 3, 2022. Editorial: Hoosier immunization rates for children concerning The politicization of COVID-19 has caused too many to question vaccinations, but does anyone really doubt the seriousness of diseases such as polio,...

Record-setting Sherpa guide contemplates retirement

Sep. 02, 2022 07:44 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A farmer-turned-mountain guide who recently became the first person to climb all of the world's 14 highest peaks two times is deciding whether he should retire. “I think I want to quit climbing high mountains and travel to foreign countries as a tourist...

AP PHOTOS: Living amid flood in Indonesia, unable to leave

Sep. 01, 2022 00:27 AM EDT

DEMAK REGENCY, Indonesia (AP) — The rice fields are washed away. Coconut trees and chili plants, flooded with salt water, are all dead. The farmers’ fish ponds fail, the water getting so high that the fish swim over the nets. And trash carried by the tides float in and out of homes with doors...