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Editorial Roundup: Texas

Apr. 08, 2024 07:13 AM EDT

Austin American Statesman. April 4, 2024. Editorial: The harsh consequences of the Texas GOP’s fervor to crush DEI at UT The work of public universities – communal investments in the thinking skills and innovation needed to build a healthy society – needs to...

Extreme drought in southern Africa leaves millions hungry

Mar. 31, 2024 03:32 AM EDT

MANGWE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Delicately and with intense concentration, Zanyiwe Ncube poured her small share of precious golden cooking oil into a plastic bottle at a food aid distribution site deep in rural Zimbabwe. “I don't want to lose a single drop,” she said. ...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Mar. 25, 2024 07:14 AM EDT

Dubuque Telegraph Herald. March 22, 2024. Editorial: Upper Mississippi refuge has been protecting Driftless region for a century Happy 100th birthday to the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge and its century of conservation efforts. ...

Maple syrup from New Jersey: You got a problem with that?

Mar. 25, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Welcome to New Jersey, known around the world for Tony Soprano, Turnpike tolls, chemical plants, and ... maple syrup? If a university in the southern part of the state has its way, the sticky sweet brown stuff you put on your pancakes might one day...

Frederik Andersen stops 31 shots in 6th straight victory as Hurricanes top Maple Leafs 2-1

Mar. 24, 2024 21:33 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Brady Skjei and Sebastian Aho scored as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 on Sunday night for their sixth win in seven games. Frederik Andersen made 31 saves and earned his sixth straight win since returning from injury on March 7 as the...

In Uganda, bamboo has government's backing as a crop with real growth potential

Mar. 23, 2024 23:05 PM EDT

ALONG RIVER RWIZI, Uganda (AP) — Along a stretch of bush by a muddy river, laborers dug and slashed in search of bamboo plants buried under dense grass. Here and there a few plants had sprouted tall, but most of the bamboo seedlings planted more than a year ago never grew. Now,...

California tribe that lost 90% of land during Gold Rush to get site to serve as gateway to redwoods

Mar. 19, 2024 20:31 PM EDT

California's Yurok Tribe, which had 90% of its territory taken from it during the Gold Rush of the mid-1800s, will be getting a slice of its land back to serve as a new gateway to Redwood National and State Parks visited by 1 million people a year. The Yurok will be the first Native...

Images taken deep inside melted Fukushima reactor show damage, but leave many questions unanswered

Mar. 19, 2024 04:57 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Images taken by miniature drones from deep inside a badly damaged reactor at the Fukushima nuclear plant show displaced control equipment and misshapen materials but leave many questions unanswered, underscoring the daunting task of decommissioning the plant. The 12...

The treated discharge from Japan's ruined Fukushima nuclear plant is safe, IAEA chief says on visit

Mar. 13, 2024 11:11 AM EDT

FUTABA, Japan (AP) — The head of the U.N. atomic agency observed firsthand the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant's ongoing radioactive wastewater discharges for the first time since the contentious program began months ago and called it an "encouraging start.” International...

Orchard expansion in Canada's wine country stirs fears a key wildlife corridor will be harmed

Mar. 07, 2024 13:34 PM EST

KELOWNA, British Columbia (AP) — Just below the fog line hanging over the central Okanagan Valley, rows of saplings for a cherry orchard expansion span the eastern stretch above Highway 33 on the outskirts of Kelowna in Canada's wine country. New cherry varieties and climate change...