South Korea confirms second case of African swine fever

Asia Pacific Sep 18, 2019

South Korea confirms second case of African swine fever

South Korea on Wednesday confirmed a second case of African swine fever near its border with North Korea, raising concerns that the outbreak could spread and wreak havoc on the country's massive pig herds. Officials were planning to cull some 5,000 pigs raised at a ...

Trump administration to drop Obama-era water protection rule

World / Science & Health Sep 13, 2019

Trump administration to drop Obama-era water protection rule

The Trump administration is revoking an Obama-era regulation that shielded many U.S. wetlands and streams from pollution but was opposed by developers and farmers who said it hurt economic development and infringed on property rights. Even before the official announcement, scheduled for later Thursday, environmental ...