Agriculture

China sets aside crops for wild elephants to spare farmers

Mar 10, 2019

China is growing crops specifically for wild elephants to graze on in an effort to spare the livelihoods of local farmers

Maine shelled out fewer prized scallops in 2018

Mar 9, 2019

Maine's scallop harvest declined by about a third in 2018, making the first time in several years that the valuable fishery has taken a step back

US regulators clear path for genetically modified salmon

Mar 9, 2019

Genetically modified salmon have cleared another hurdle to be sold in the U.S., but could still face legal challenges

US regulators outline oversight on meat grown in lab dishes

Mar 7, 2019

U.S. regulators are outlining how they'll regulate meat from cultured animal cells

China says Canadian canola will face stricter assessments

Mar 7, 2019

China's customs agency says imported canola, a Canadian oilseed crop, will now undergo more thorough assessments during its quarantine period

China says pest concerns justify ban on Canadian canola

Mar 7, 2019

China says it is blocking some imports of the agricultural product canola from Canada due to fears of insect infestation, amid a conflict between the two countries over Canada's arrest of a Chinese technology company executive

UN says Burundi forces closure of its rights office there

Mar 6, 2019

UN says Burundi forces closure of its rights office after 23 years in troubled nation

Alliance to save blue whales from ships stalled by Sri Lanka

Mar 5, 2019

Conservationists and shipping companies have forged an alliance in Sri Lanka to save the blue whales often spotted feeding in one of the world's busiest shipping lanes

Notorious California serial killer Juan Corona dead at 85

Mar 4, 2019

The California man once known as the nation's most prolific serial killer has died at age 85

Higher education: Colleges add cannabis to the curriculum

Mar 4, 2019

Students can pursue what amounts to a marijuana major or cannabis minor as a growing number of colleges look to prepare graduates for jobs in a blossoming industry

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