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POLL ALERT: UConn is a unanimous No. 1 in AP Top 25; No. 21 Washington State ends its 302-week poll drought

Feb. 19, 2024 13:05 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: UConn is a unanimous No. 1 in AP Top 25; No. 21 Washington State ends its 302-week poll drought.

Thousands of Spanish farmers stage a second day of tractor protests over EU policies and prices

Feb. 07, 2024 23:29 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Mirroring protests across Europe, thousands of farmers in Spain staged a second day of tractor demonstrations on Wednesday across the country, blocking highways to demand changes in European Union farming policies and measures to combat production cost hikes and severe drought. ...

EU scraps pesticide proposal in another concession to protesting farmers

Feb. 06, 2024 11:41 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s executive arm shelved an anti-pesticide proposal Tuesday in yet another concession to farmers after weeks of protests that blocked many capitals and economic lifelines across the 27-nation bloc. Although the proposal had languished in EU...

How climate change contributes to wildfires like Chile's

Feb. 05, 2024 21:58 PM EST

At least 123 people have been killed by wildfires in central Chile, leading its president to declare two days of national mourning. The devastation comes soon after Colombia declared a disaster over wildfires. Scientists say climate change makes the heat waves and drought now hitting South America...

CLIMATE GLIMPSE: Fires in Chile, California rains and Spain drought spread pain of weather extremes

Feb. 05, 2024 17:12 PM EST

Camila Lange, who is 7-months-pregnant, on Monday sat with her husband and dog in what used to be their home in Vina del Mar, Chile. Hundreds of homes in the central coastal area of the South American nation have been destroyed in fires that have killed at least 112 people. Weather...

Jacy Sheldon scores 25, Cotie McMahon adds 20, No. 8 Ohio State outlasts No. 10 Indiana 74-69

Feb. 04, 2024 15:18 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jacy Sheldon scored 25 points, Cotie McMahon had 20 points and seven rebounds and No. 8 Ohio State used a second-half surge to upend No. 10 Indiana 74-69 on Sunday for its ninth consecutive win. The Buckeyes (19-3, 10-1) took off in the third quarter, going on...

Drought-stricken villages in Spain's northeast struggle to keep drinking water flowing

Feb. 01, 2024 19:43 PM EST

GUALBA, Spain (AP) — Plastic jugs in hand, Joan Torrent takes a path into the woods in search of drinking water. He fills them at a natural spring and then hauls them back to his home in Gualba, a picturesque village near Barcelona that like many towns in Spain is bearing the worst of a record...

An expected drought emergency in northeast Spain would mean tighter water restrictions for Barcelona

Jan. 31, 2024 08:40 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona and its surrounding in northeastern Spain’s Catalonia region are preparing for tighter water restrictions amid a historic drought that has shrunk reservoirs to record lows. Catalan authorities are expected to declare a drought emergency Thursday...

Spring a leak? Google will find it through a new partnership aimed at saving water in New Mexico

Jan. 30, 2024 19:31 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is teaming up with Google to hunt for leaky water pipes using satellite imagery as the drought-stricken state prepares for a future in which growing demand puts more pressure on already dwindling drinking water supplies. State officials made the...

Nevada high court ruling upholds state authority to make key groundwater decisions

Jan. 26, 2024 20:48 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's top water official has authority to decide how underground supplies are allocated, the state Supreme Court said this week, in a ruling that could kill a long-stalled proposal to build a sprawling master-planned city north of Las Vegas and boost chances of survival for an...