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September 02, 2015
Lots of trees to hug: Study counts 3 trillion trees on Earth
More than 3 trillion trees now grow on Earth, seven times more than scientists previously thought. But it's also trillions ...
August 30, 2015
Global warming carving changes into Alaska in fire and ice
Global warming is carving measurable changes into Alaska, and President Barack Obama is about to see it. Obama leaves Monday ...
August 24, 2015
Liberians look for help to care for research chimps
Eleven chimpanzees rushed out from the bush and descended from trees to the shore, making jubilant sounds to greet the speed ...
August 21, 2015
Q&A: Southwest struggles to stem fire-fueling invasive plant
The tiny seedling was brought over from Eastern Europe and parts of Asia nearly 200 years ago and planted along riverbanks ...
August 14, 2015
Tree limb falls on tent killing 2 young campers in Yosemite
An oak tree limb fell on a tent in the heart of Yosemite National Park, killing two young campers, officials said.
August 10, 2015
Stinking mats of seaweed piling up on Caribbean beaches
The picture-perfect beaches and turquoise waters that people expect on their visits to the Caribbean are increasingly being ...
August 09, 2015
Mysterious fungus killing snakes in at least 9 states
Hidden on hillsides in a remote part of western Vermont, a small number of venomous timber rattlesnakes slither among the ...
August 09, 2015
Bangladesh police kill 6 alleged tiger poachers in gunfight
Police on Sunday killed six suspected tiger poachers in the world's largest mangrove forest in southwestern Bangladesh, home ...
August 04, 2015
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska
A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, ...
July 31, 2015
Amid California drought, fears rise of trees dying, falling
As Californians and the communities they live in cut back water use and let lawns turn brown, arborists and state officials ...
July 29, 2015
Probe into California tree fall begins; kids seriously hurt
An investigation began Wednesday into why a 75-year-old, 75-foot-tall pine tree fell on a group of kids from a summer camp ...
July 29, 2015
Correction: Lake Erie Algae story
In a story July 28 about toxins in lakes, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the affiliation of Milt Miller. He is ...
July 28, 2015
8 children hurt, 2 critical, by falling tree in California
A huge, ancient pine tree uprooted and fell onto kids at a summer day camp Tuesday, injuring eight children, two of them ...
July 27, 2015
Putrid-smelling flower attracts large crowds in California
Officials with UC Berkeley's botanical garden say the garden had its busiest day in more than a decade as people flocked to ...
July 26, 2015
Endangered butterfly recovering in some, not all, of range
More than 20 years of habitat restoration and breeding programs have helped the endangered Karner blue butterfly make a ...
July 15, 2015
Scientists in Oregon develop bacon-flavored seaweed
What grows quickly, is packed with protein, has twice the nutritional value of kale and tastes like bacon? The answer, ...
July 10, 2015
Bear tranquilized after climbing tree on Colorado campus
Wildlife officials tranquilized a 60-pound bear that found a resting spot in a tree on the University of Colorado campus in ...
July 09, 2015
Summer forecast for Lake Erie: Another big algae outbreak
Lake Erie will see one of the most severe toxic algae outbreaks in recent years this summer, a year after toxins contaminated ...
June 20, 2015
Destructive southern pine beetle appears in Northeast states
The southern pine beetle, which for generations has attacked forests throughout the southeastern United States, is ...
June 17, 2015
Scientists fly drones to map sagebrush for wildfire strategy
Scientists have deployed drones over western Idaho to map a little-known landscape as part of an effort to reduce wildfire ...