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Wildfire burns in northeast Spain; summer camp evacuated

Jul. 25, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Firefighters in northeast Spain were battling a wildfire Sunday that has consumed over 1,200 hectares (3,000 acres) of woodland. High temperatures and strong winds fanned the flames in the rural area 100 kilometers (62 miles) west of Barcelona...

With workers in high demand, teenagers are filling the void

Jul. 25, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — As businesses have taken “closed indefinitely” signs out of their windows and reopened their doors, the landscape of a post-pandemic workforce is changing and depending on an unexpected demographic — teens. Teenagers have...

Virginia vineyard invests in agriculture, community

Jul. 25, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

MADISON, Va. (AP) — “Exquisite” best describes a recent Friday afternoon in Madison County spent sitting with good company, waning sunshine and handy beverages—and a stunning view of blue mountains layered on the horizon. At Revalation Vineyards, the magnificent...

Urban farm in Virginia aims to reduce food insecurity

Jul. 25, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Judge Graham knelt over a row of bare soil and the occasional yellow marigold, planting seeds. In a little over a month, he hopes, the bed near Zion Baptist Church will be bursting with ripe tomatoes. The tomatoes, and the rest of the food Graham and other...

Carbon-capture pipelines offer climate aid; activists wary

Jul. 24, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Two companies seeking to build thousands of miles of pipeline across the Midwest are promising the effort will aid rather than hinder the fight against climate change, though some environmental groups remain skeptical. The pipelines would...

Maine to celebrate blueberry crop on second August weekend

Jul. 23, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine will celebrate its wild blueberry crop with a new weekend of events in early August. Maine is home to the only commercial-scale wild blueberry producers in the U.S., and the wild blueberry is the official state berry. Gov. Janet Mills said...

Crafty cockatoos master dumpster diving and teach each other

Jul. 22, 2021 22:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A few years ago, a Sydney scientist noticed a sulfur-crested cockatoo opening his trash bin. Not every resident would be thrilled, but ornithologist Richard Major was impressed by the ingenuity. It’s quite a feat for a bird to grasp a bin lid with...

‘Affecting everything’: COVID-19 cracks the tea cup, too

Jul. 17, 2021 10:21 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Margaret Harris has stockpiled $50,000 worth of tea in her basement. Ms. Harris, owner of Blue Monkey Tea Co. in Squirrel Hill, has been in the tea business for 20 years. In March 2020, as the pandemic hit, she realized there were going to be supply...

North Carolina farmer conducts 'big experiment' on 30 acres

Jul. 17, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

LEWISVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A former electrical engineer is slowly transforming 30 acres of former vineyards into a sustainable fruit and vegetable farm in Lewisville. Kent Layher and his late wife, Eng Gan, bought property on Williams Road in 2014 from the original owners...

J.T. Poston leads PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship.

Jul. 16, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) — J.T. Poston shot a bogey-free 6-under 66 on Friday to take the second-round lead in the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship. Poston had a 13-under 131 total at rain-soaked Keene Trace in the tournament that was delayed twice Thursday because of...