Xmas Trees Pricier This Year: Fuel, Labor Costs Blamed | Latest News

DELMAR, Md. – Do you prefer a fresh or artificial Christmas tree? Many folks prefer one over the other, and they each have their own reasons. “If we cut down natural trees – we like watching them in their natural environment because we do not want to cause deforestation, which can harm the environment,” said … Read more

Coyotes Cause Chaos in Delaware | Latest News

DELAWARE- Coyotes have been causing some chaos in Delaware, and local farmers say the wild canines are showing up more than ever before. In 2014, Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control established a statewide hunting and trapping season for coyotes. A year-round depredation order allows landowners to hunt coyotes when there is an … Read more

Low Mississippi, retail overstock trailers: Latest supply chain stress

The towboat Roberta Tabor pushes barges up the Mississippi River in Granite City, Illinois, US, on Friday, July 9, 2022. Grain transport is down from peak levels, but water level on the river is now an issue. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images According to the National Weather Service Memphis Office, the Mississippi River is … Read more

California family: Suspect in deaths of family arrested for kidnapping and murder

CNN — The suspect in the kidnapping and killing of four California family members, including their baby, was arrested late Thursday. Jesus Manuel Salgado was arrested on four counts of murder and four counts of kidnapping, Merced County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Alexandra Britton told CNN Thursday evening. Salgado, 48, is accused of kidnapping and killing … Read more

LPSNRD Board of Directors finalizes 2023 budget | Latest News

LINCOLN – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board of Directors has approved a $36.7 million Fiscal Year 2023 Budget. District subcommittees began working on the budget in April and cut $3.5 million from the initial draft. The approval Aug. 17 followed public hearings and other opportunities for public input since June. The … Read more

American farmers are killing their own crops and selling cows because of extreme drought

New York CNN Business — Nearly three quarters of US farmers say this year’s drought is hurting their harvest – with significant crop and income loss, according to a new survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation, an insurance company and lobbying group that represents agricultural interests. This year’s drought conditions are taking a harder … Read more

Court reinstates ban on lobster gear to protect right whales | Latest News

PORTLAND, Maine — A federal circuit court has reinstated a ban on lobster fishing gear in a nearly 1,000-square-mile area off New England to try to protect endangered whales. The National Marine Fisheries Service issued new regulations last year that prohibited lobster fishing with vertical buoy lines in part of the fall and winter in … Read more

Miami: 3 hospitalized after commercial plane landing gear collapsed at Miami International Airport, sparking small fire

CNN — Three people were hospitalized with minor injuries tuesday after the landing gear of a Red Air flight from the Dominican Republic collapsed as it landed at the Miami International Airport, airport spokesman Greg Chin told CNN. The flight was arriving from Santo Domingo at 5:30 pm when the gear collapsed and caused a … Read more

Shellfish attitude in lobster land: Maine oysters boom | Latest News

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Maine is producing more oysters than ever due to a growing number of shellfish farms that have launched off its coast in recent years. The state’s 2021 oyster harvest was the largest and most valuable in its history, according to recent data from the Department of Marine Resources in Maine. The state’s … Read more

Colorado River water cuts needed to avert supply crisis, Senate told

“Immediate action” is needed to avoid the Colorado River’s depleted reservoirs causing a water supply crisis next year, according to the US Bureau of Reclamation’s chief. Driving the news: The West’s climate-change driven megadrought has plunged the nation’s two largest reservoirs, Lake Mead and Lake Powell, to historic lows. “Between 2 million acre-feet and 4 … Read more