- Ice Cream Trail helps boost agricultural tourism in Maryland Updated: May-28-16 9:01 am
BALTIMORE - People will travel miles and miles to sample fresh-off-the-farm ice cream and learn about the treat's origins.
- Study calls Johnson County an organic food hot spot Updated: May-27-16 2:18 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Johnson County officials say they aren't surprised that a new study has recognized the county as a hot spot for organic food.
- Bill would end N Carolina electronics recycling program Updated: May-27-16 1:02 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's electronic recycling program and ban on such equipment in landfills would end in legislation making its way through the state Senate.
- US biochemical engineer wins $1.2 million technology prize Updated: May-24-16 7:56 am
HELSINKI - American biochemical engineer Frances Arnold has won this year's euro 1 million ($1.2 million) Millennium Technology Prize for discoveries in "directed evolution," which has helped sustainable development and clean technology become available in many areas of industry.
- LSU research could lead to safe drinking water Updated: May-20-16 8:11 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - LSU researchers will investigate the use of sunlight to create safe drinking water at the school's BASF Sustainable Living Lab.
- Firefighters rescue naked man from Iowa business's chimney Updated: May-19-16 12:33 pm
CARROLL, Iowa - Carrie Sapp teased her husband, Brad, about being afraid of ghosts when he said he heard someone whisper "get out of here" while he was sorting cans at his Iowa recycling business. Of course it wasn't a ghost. It was a naked man in the chimney.
- Orange County recycling company accused of wage violations Updated: May-19-16 9:15 am
PLACENTIA, California - An Orange County recycling company has been ordered to pay $113,000 in back wages and damages to its workers after accusations that it violated wage laws.
- Recycled pesticide containers to become fence posts, lumber Updated: May-19-16 6:25 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Department of Agriculture is asking farmers and agrichemical facilities to turn in their empty pesticide containers to be recycled.
- Pingree, Blumenthal introduce Food Date Labeling Act Updated: May-18-16 1:01 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Maine Rep. Chellie Pingree say food date labeling confuses consumers and needs to be standardized.
- Los Angeles County battery recycler told to cut emissions Updated: May-18-16 10:53 am
INDUSTRY, California - Air quality officials have told a Los Angeles County battery recycling plant to cut its arsenic emissions after an assessment found an increased cancer risk to residents.
- Agrihoods take root: a housing trend rooted in agriculture Updated: May-17-16 9:39 am
DAVIS, California - "How ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm?" asks the old song. The answer may be: Build them an agrihood.
- Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers Updated: May-16-16 10:01 am
Omaha World-Herald. May 13, 2016
- Organic, conventional farmers deal with pesticide conflict Updated: May-14-16 11:06 am
GREELEY, Colorado - The jagged hole in the roof of the chicken coop at Ginger's Farm shows the sky, but there are no birds to see it. The coop has been empty for months, nearly as long as the beehive surrounded by tiny winged corpses. The plot that used to grow everything from raspberries to onions to cabbage is now just mud and weeds.
- Ohio man to establish vineyard to feed the hungry Updated: May-14-16 9:38 am
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - After turning three abandoned and garbage-filled inner-city parcels into gardens offering free fruits and vegetables, Mason Carratt is embarking on another way to feed the hungry: a vineyard in which the grapes will be used to make jellies and jams.
- Flowers distributed in neighborhood beautification program Updated: May-14-16 9:29 am
LANSING, Michigan - Planting kits containing more than 8,000 annual and perennial flowers, mulch and compost for neighborhood beautification have been distributed to organizations in Lansing.
- Correction: Hawaii-Water Study story Updated: May-13-16 6:04 pm
HONOLULU - In a May 12 story about the University of Hawaii receiving an award from the National Science Foundation to study water sustainability, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the funding would help pay to drill wells. No drilling will be conducted with this money.
- Hotels build buzz for eco-efforts with rooftop beehives Updated: May-13-16 3:57 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - At the Clift Hotel in San Francisco, there are more than 370 rooms inside and hundreds of thousands of bees buzzing above in rooftop hives outside.
- US proposes to cut methane from oil, gas by nearly half Updated: May-12-16 1:52 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration issued a final rule Thursday to sharply cut methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production, a key part of a push by President Barack Obama to reduce methane emissions by nearly half over the next decade.
- Prices down, recycling programs face crunch Updated: May-11-16 5:41 pm
BRATTLEBORO, Vermont - Vermont's solid waste districts are grappling with a downturn in prices for recycled materials just as they face new demands from a state law requiring universal recycling.
- Editorials from around Pennsylvania Updated: May-11-16 10:52 am
Editorials from around Pennsylvania:
- State: NY company's $2 fee for oil recycling was illegal Updated: May-11-16 9:51 am
ALBANY, New York - Illegally tacking a $2 recycling fee onto every oil change is costing a New York-based automobile service station company tens of thousands of dollars in penalties.
- Roughly 15 fire companies battle Eliot recycling plant blaze Updated: May-11-16 7:14 am
ELIOT, Maine - Fire crews from roughly 15 communities were called to knock down a massive blaze at a commercial recycling plant in southern Maine.
- Hawaii aims to be 1st to help farmers get certified organic Updated: May-10-16 10:49 am
WAIMANALO, Hawaii - On a farm tucked under a lush Hawaii mountainside, Sean Anderson tends passion fruit, kale and salad greens - using only what nature provides.
- Fire damages Battle Creek cereal-byproduct recycling plant Updated: May-10-16 6:21 am
BATTLE CREEK, Michigan - Officials say a fire at a recycling plant for byproducts of cereal making in Battle Creek caused more than $275,000 in damage.
- Washington recycling company investigated for TV exports Updated: May-07-16 8:27 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - One of the largest electronic recycling companies in Washington state is facing multiple state investigations after it was allegedly caught exporting televisions with hazardous materials to unregulated facilities in Hong Kong.