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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 ...
April 07, 2016
Scientists look at hangers-on amid mass die-off of bats
As white-nose syndrome kills millions of bats across North America, there's a glimmer of hope at hibernation spots where it ...
March 29, 2016
Seattle's 'man in tree' is charged; mom says he's 'sick'
The 25-hour saga of a man who refused to come down from a giant sequoia tree in downtown Seattle was "an incalculable waste ...
March 25, 2016
Bail set at $50,000 for man who spent a day in Seattle tree
A man who perched near the top of an 80-foot sequoia tree in downtown Seattle for a day was ordered held on $50,000 bail.
March 24, 2016
Man who spent a day in a Seattle tree is a no-show in court
A man who transfixed Seattle — and the Internet — by perching near the top of an 80-foot sequoia tree in a downtown shopping ...
March 04, 2016
Flower show touts US parks, bringing great outdoors inside
The City of Brotherly Love wouldn't normally be considered rustic, but starting Saturday it will be home to Big Timber Lodge ...
March 04, 2016
Rare Death Valley 'super bloom' carpets desert with color
A rare "super bloom" of wildflowers in Death Valley National Park has covered the hottest and driest place in North America ...
March 03, 2016
NASA: Drought in 1998-2012 in Mideast worst in 900 years
A recent, 14-year dry spell in the Middle East was the worst drought in the past 900 years, according to a new NASA study ...
February 25, 2016
Child's tale about growing 'special' plants ends in pot bust
Authorities say a second-grader's story about helping a farmer grow "special medicine" plants led to a big marijuana bust in ...