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AP PHOTOS: Urban gardens sprout hope in Marseille projects

Nov. 06, 2021 03:40 AM EDT

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — When Yaizid Bendaif moved to the Cité SNCF public housing project seven years ago, he got permission to turn a patch of grass outside his home into a garden. Today, the small communal plot between a block of concrete apartments and a high-speed railway in...

Bees, sheep, crops: Solar developers tout multiple benefits

Nov. 04, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

MONTICELLO, Minnesota (AP) — Silflower was among native plants that blanketed the vast North American prairie until settlers developed farms and cities. Nowadays confined largely to roadsides and ditches, the long-stemmed cousin of the sunflower may be poised for a comeback, thanks to solar...

Michigan sugar beet harvest could set a sweet record

Nov. 01, 2021 07:47 AM EDT

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan sugar beet harvest could set a record this year. Michigan Sugar is anticipating 34 tons per acre from roughly 900 farmers, up from a record of 31.6 tons in 2015, MLive.com reported. The state's beet growing area...

White Hall woman fulfills her dream to grow a pumpkin patch

Oct. 30, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

WHITE HALL, W.Va. (AP) — Lynn Jarman has loved pumpkins since she was a small child. Having grown up on her grandfather’s farm outside Shinnston, in a small unincorporated town called Adamsville, she learned about growing all sorts of things, but one of her most...

As COVID cases fall, Halloween brings more fun and less fear

Oct. 29, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Witches and warlocks, ghosts and ghouls can breathe a little easier this year: Coronavirus cases in the U.S. are generally on the decline, and trick-or-treaters can feel safer collecting candy. And while a new poll indicates Halloween participation is...

Asian spider takes hold in Georgia, sends humans scurrying

Oct. 29, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A large spider native to East Asia has spun its thick, golden web on power lines, porches and vegetable patches all over north Georgia this year — a proliferation that has driven some unnerved homeowners indoors and prompted a flood of anxious social media posts. ...

US companies announce plans for gene-edited strawberries

Oct. 28, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho company that successfully brought genetically modified potatoes to the market announced an agreement Thursday to help a California-based plant breeding company grow strawberries they say will stay fresh longer and have a longer growing season. ...

COVID takes a bite from Bazoulé’s cult of sacred crocodiles

Oct. 22, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

BAZOULÉ, Burkina Faso (RNS) — The small live chicken, offered as a lure to get the crocodile to come out of the lake, barely convinced the massive male reptile to the water’s edge. The croc, himself the lure for the sprinkling of visitors who had come 20 miles from the capital,...

Zebras escape from Illinois pumpkin farm, snarling traffic

Oct. 06, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

PINGREE GROVE, Ill. (AP) — Two zebras that escaped from a suburban Chicago pumpkin farm had travelers on a state highway doing double takes as the exotic animals hit the road during their brief taste of freedom. The young male and female zebras escaped Sunday from a pen...

Harry and Meghan visit with students at a Harlem school

Sep. 24, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, offered lots of hugs to kids at a Harlem public school Friday where she read her children's book to about two dozen students who sat cross-legged with her husband in the play yard. The hourlong visit to...