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June 12, 2015
States agree to cut pollutants behind Lake Erie algae
Ohio and Michigan have agreed to sharply reduce phosphorus runoff blamed for a rash of harmful algae blooms on Lake Erie that ...
June 08, 2015
Republicans shift strategy in effort to increase logging
Drought has killed about 12 million trees in California's national forests. In the Rocky Mountain region, an epidemic of pine ...
June 08, 2015
In northern Haiti, conservation efforts focus on coastlines
Only little fish are pulled from the coastal waters off Haiti. In this overfished area of northern Haiti, fishermen who want ...
June 03, 2015
$4 million fire-prevention grant ignites passions in Oakland
City officials accepted a $4 million federal grant to chop down trees in the ritzy Oakland hills, a decision that ignited ...
May 20, 2015
Forest Service sees hope in battle against bat disease
Officials with the U.S. Forest Service are cautiously optimistic that a new treatment may help bats survive a disease known ...
May 19, 2015
Scared bear spends week in central Louisiana neighborhood
A young black bear has been a backyard spectacle in a central Louisiana neighborhood where he has spent the past week up one ...
May 16, 2015
A look back 35 years after Mount St. Helens' deadly eruption
Thirty-five years ago, Mount St. Helens in southwest Washington state erupted, killing 57 people, blasting more than 1,300 ...
May 11, 2015
700 cannabis plants found next to Berlin subway station
It wasn't the world's best-hidden marijuana plantation. Berlin police say they were were called to a subway station Monday ...
May 06, 2015
EPA suggests triggers for warning of algae in drinking water
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the first nationwide guidelines Wednesday for determining when algal toxins ...
May 05, 2015
Afghan poppy farmers say new seeds will boost opium output
It's the cash crop of the Taliban and the scourge of Afghanistan — the country's intractable opium cultivation. This year, ...
April 29, 2015
$4 million in US projects aim to protect sage grouse habitat
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Wednesday announced more than $4 million in projects in four states as part of a ...
April 28, 2015
Drones and dogs deployed in battle to save the guacamole
With the killers hiding in the trees, heat-sensing drones are launched into the air. When their whereabouts are narrowed, the ...
April 17, 2015
NY woman tackles pothole problem by planting pansies there
An upstate New York woman has taken on the post-winter pothole problem in her hometown by filling in the eyesores with ...
April 08, 2015
Massive plant that waited 80 years to flower is taken down
An American agave's job is to flower once and then die. One of the plants that called the University of Michigan home for an ...
April 03, 2015
France bans imports of Puglia veggies over bacteria fears
Italian farm associations accused France on Friday of starting a trade war by announcing a ban on imports of vegetables from ...
April 02, 2015
California moves to kill the lawn, save the water
What's it going to take to get people to use a lot less water in drought-stricken California, the Technicolor landscape of ...
April 02, 2015
Ohio governor signs new rules to help reduce Lake Erie algae
Ohio's efforts to slow the spread of toxic algae in Lake Erie will soon force some farmers to change how they handle ...
March 20, 2015
Popular weed killer deemed probable carcinogen by UN
One of the world's most popular weed-killers — and the most widely used kind in the U.S. — has been labeled a probable ...
March 15, 2015
With borer spreading, towns sacrifice their leafy canopy
Since she was a child, the giant ash tree that towered over Rebecca Robinson's small home offered a cool refuge during sultry ...
February 28, 2015
Crop herbicides play a role in shrinking monarch population
A butterfly being considered for federal protection is emblematic of the plight that pollinating insects face in part because ...