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Nicholls State growing coast-adapted plants for restoration

Jan. 11, 2020 11:12 AM EST

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Faculty and students at a Louisiana university are growing plants that thrive in tough coastal conditions to help restore the state's dwindling coast. “This is a long-term investment in producing seeds for the future,” Nicholls State University biology chair Quenton...

A car is crushed under a home that collapsed after the previous day's magnitude 6.4 earthquake in Yauco, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. More than 250,000 Puerto Ricans remained without water on Wednesday and another half a million without power, which also affected telecommunications. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Puerto Rico earthquake aftermath deepens as govt seeks help

Jan. 9, 2020 10:17 PM EST

GUAYANILLA, Puerto Rico (AP) — More than 2,000 people in shelters. Nearly one million without power. Hundreds of thousands without water. The aftermath of a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that killed one person, injured nine others and severely damaged infrastructure in Puerto Rico’s southwest coast is...

In this recent photo, motorists are directed as they ferry Christmas trees to be donated at Island Beach State Park near Seaside Park, N.J. The state's Department of Environmental Protection exceeded their original goal to collect 200 Christmas trees over the weekend when over 2,000 were donated. The trees are used to to reinforce sand dunes. (James Douglas/New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection via AP)

Over 2,000 Christmas trees donated to repair sand dunes

Jan. 7, 2020 6:34 PM EST

SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — Over 2,000 discarded Christmas trees were donated to New Jersey environmental officials to reinforce sand dunes at Island Beach State Park. The state's Department of Environmental Protection posted on Twitter Monday to say the response from the public far exceeded their original...

This June 15, 2015 photo shows a dwarf hybrid blueberry plant growing in a container on a residential sidewalk near Langley, Wash. Growers without a lot of living space increasingly are choosing the dwarf varieties of their favorite plants, making this one of the hottest gardening trends predicted for 2020. (Dean Fosdick via AP)

Gardening trends for 2020? Think unconventional, sustainable

Jan. 7, 2020 8:54 AM EST

Gardeners in 2020 will veer from the beaten path, opting for unconventional varieties and eco-conscious surroundings, according to a plant trends study by horticulturalists with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). Their forecast is based largely on market observations...

Maintenance worker dies at Italy's Sevel plant

Jan. 4, 2020 2:19 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Union leaders denounced Saturday safety conditions at an automotive plant operated by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group following the death of a maintenance worker. The Fim Cisl union said the victim killed Friday was an employee of an external company, Sinergia, who was brought in to do...

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2019, file photo, protesters march through smoke from flares at a demonstration during a mass strike in Marseille, southern France. Unions represent less than 10% of salaried workers but have a cozy, if paradoxical, relationship with officialdom that empowers them to block change. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole, File)

French unions behind strikes get public funds

Dec. 30, 2019 9:30 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — As France's strikes entered their 26th day Monday, some in the country are questioning if the labor unions that are driving the crippling stoppages have outsized power. The strikes have closed French landmarks, hurt small businesses over the Christmas season and hobbled public transportation....

Hawaii geothermal company almost done with volcano repairs

Dec. 27, 2019 9:22 AM EST

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Puna Geothermal Venture hopes to finish reconstruction of its facility this year after the eruption of a Hawaii volcano shut down its operation, the company said. The power production company on the Big Island hopes to be ready to sell electricity in early 2020, The Hawaii...

Blake Adams said 'nothing has ever come easy for me,

Nebraska man turns passion for cars into growing business

Dec. 21, 2019 12:49 PM EST

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Blake Adams couldn’t read. As a youth he was dyslexic and had an attention disorder. Without his Ritalin, he was a regular in the principal’s office. Add to that, his family was poor and moved a lot, and his parents were divorced. “I didn’t want to go to...

Russia eyes major commercial projects in Syria

Dec. 17, 2019 6:37 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is considering a slew of major commercial projects in Syria, a senior Russian official said Tuesday. Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov said after meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus that Russia will spend $500 million to modernize Syria's commercial port of Tartus....

Georgia solar farm starts making electricity for Facebook

Dec. 14, 2019 10:49 AM EST

BLAKELY, Ga. (AP) — A new solar farm is generating electricity in southwest Georgia. State and industry officials gathered Friday to inaugurate the Bancroft Station Solar Farm near Blakely. Solar farm developer Silicon Ranch of Nashville, Tennessee built the installation for Walton Electric Membership...