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July 25, 2016
Oak tree seen in 'Shawshank Redemption' is knocked down
A tree that became a popular attraction for its role in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption" has fallen. High winds last week ...
July 24, 2016
Scientists capture rare images of wolverine in Sierra Nevada
Scientists following up on a rare wolverine sighting in the Sierra Nevada set up cameras and captured video of the animal ...
July 23, 2016
Solar projects can't save the forest for the trees?
A green energy project has some environmentalists seeing red. Solar energy ordinarily wins praise from groups that want to ...
July 22, 2016
Toxic algae bloom swarms Utah Lake, seeps into farm supply
A huge toxic algae bloom in Utah has closed one of the largest freshwater lakes west of the Mississippi River, sickening more ...
July 20, 2016
Group clones California's huge trees to fight climate change
At the foot of a giant sequoia in California's Sierra Nevada, two arborists stepped into harnesses then inched up ropes more ...
July 17, 2016
Curing Florida's algae crisis will take time, money, science
The enormous algae outbreak that has coated swaths of Florida's St. Lucie River with guacamole-like sludge is a man-made ...
July 11, 2016
India state aims to plant a record 50 million trees in a day
Hundreds of thousands of people in India's most populous state jostled for space Monday as they attempted to plant 50 million ...
July 07, 2016
Researchers predict smaller harmful algae bloom on Lake Erie
Potentially toxic algae is expected to form again this summer in western Lake Erie but should be considerably less severe ...
July 01, 2016
Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloom
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is calling on President Barack Obama to declare a state of emergency to help businesses harmed by the ...
July 01, 2016
Studies testing kelp as local fix for acidifying seawater
Scientist Joth Davis unspooled 150 feet of line holding thousands of tiny spores of kelp into Hood Canal in Washington state, ...
June 25, 2016
Study: Rotting trees caused mysterious holes in huge dunes
Mysterious holes that forced the closure of a massive dune at an Indiana national park after a 6-year-old boy fell into one ...
June 22, 2016
How mushrooms fueled a scientist's flight out of North Korea
Lee T.B. fled North Korea not because he suffered from dire poverty or persecution at home, as many other defectors have.
June 22, 2016
Feds: Drought kills 66 million trees in California's Sierra
The number of trees in California's Sierra Nevada forests killed by drought, a bark beetle epidemic and warmer temperatures ...
June 21, 2016
Once labeled invasive, 'rock snot' algae now deemed native
A type of algae called "rock snot" that was thought to be an invasive species in the Northeast is actually native to the ...
June 01, 2016
Researchers release hundreds of endangered toads in Wyoming
The release of more than 900 Wyoming toads in a valley Wednesday could lay the groundwork for helping the critically ...
May 24, 2016
Use of parasitic wasps to fight ash borer grows to 24 states
Millions of tiny wasps that are natural parasites for the emerald ash borer have been released into wooded areas in 24 states ...
May 17, 2016
Imported forest pests cause $2 billion in damage annually
When Gary Lovett was studying the effect of acid rain in New York's Catskill Mountains 20 years ago, he ended the experiment ...
May 03, 2016
San Francisco officials save backyard pine tree from the ax
A spindly pine tree standing all alone in a tiny backyard became an official landmark Tuesday in San Francisco, a city that ...
May 02, 2016
North Carolina pair survive 5 days in New Zealand wilderness
An American exchange student and her mother were rescued over the weekend in the New Zealand wilderness, where they were lost ...
April 11, 2016
Maple syrup producers having strong year, thanks to weather
Some maple syrup makers in Vermont, the country's largest producer, are having a banner year despite initial fears that an ...