- State lifts algae bacteria warning for Downing Pond Updated: Sep-03-15 4:06 am
NEW DURHAM, New Hampshire - The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services has lifted the bacteria warning issued last month for Downing Pond in New Durham.
- Dubuque treats trees infested by emerald ash borers Updated: Sep-02-15 4:52 pm
DUBUQUE, Iowa - A pesky insect that slowly kills ash trees has been found in Dubuque and is expected to spread quickly through the city's extensive ash tree population.
- Lots of trees to hug: Study counts 3 trillion trees on Earth Updated: Sep-02-15 1:29 pm
WASHINGTON - More than 3 trillion trees now grow on Earth, seven times more than scientists previously thought. But it's also trillions fewer than there used to be, a new study concludes.
- Police searching for 2 missing children in Tennessee Updated: Sep-02-15 8:32 am
SODDY DAISY, Tennessee - Police agencies are searching for two young siblings who were reported missing in southeastern Tennessee.
- Regatta to go on despite Ohio River health advisory Updated: Sep-02-15 2:08 am
WHEELING, West Virginia - West Virginia officials are urging participants in an upcoming regatta on the Ohio River to use caution after the discovery of blue-green algae blooms.
- State officials warn of toxic blue-green algae in 3 RI ponds Updated: Sep-01-15 8:07 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island health officials are advising people to avoid contact with water in three ponds where toxic blue-green algae blooms have been detected.
- Officials confirm emerald ash borer in Dubuque County Updated: Sep-01-15 6:28 pm
DUBUQUE, Iowa - The trace of a pesky insect that slowly kills ash trees has been reported in Dubuque County in eastern Iowa.
- Man pleads not guilty to cutting trees from Montana refuge Updated: Aug-31-15 11:52 pm
BUTTE, Montana - A man accused of illegally cutting down 52 Douglas fir trees from the Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge in southwest Montana has pleaded not guilty to theft of government property.
- Stink bugs, other pests appearing in large numbers of crops Updated: Aug-30-15 3:38 pm
PINE TREE, Arkansas - Farmers should expect to see an unusually thick wave of insect and pest populations in crops across the state, which outdoors experts blame on widespread flooding in the spring and early summer and late-season planting.
- Global warming carving changes into Alaska in fire and ice Updated: Aug-30-15 3:02 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Global warming is carving measurable changes into Alaska, and President Barack Obama is about to see it.
- Scientists help when suburban corpse flower doesn't bloom Updated: Aug-30-15 1:52 pm
GLENCOE, Illinois - A rare foul-smelling flower expected to bloom this week had to get an assist from scientists when it didn't open at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
- Strong winds blamed for 2 deaths in Seattle area Updated: Aug-29-15 9:14 pm
SEATTLE - Powerful winds toppled trees and power lines across the Pacific Northwest on Saturday, causing two deaths in the Seattle area and knocking out electricity to nearly 500,000 customers.
- DNR: Starry stonewort confirmed in Minnesota lakes Updated: Aug-29-15 3:07 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says an invasive pest has been confirmed in Minnesota lakes for the first time.
- Invasive starry stonewort reported in 6 SE Wisconsin lakes Updated: Aug-29-15 2:49 pm
MILWAUKEE - The state Department of Natural Resources says starry stonewort has been reported in six bodies of water in southeastern Wisconsin.
- Algae drives down property values on Lake Champlain Updated: Aug-29-15 12:10 pm
GEORGIA, Vermont - The two cottages on the shore of Lake Champlain will someday be passed down to her children but Enid Letourneau worries the algae that turns the shoreline pea-soup green each August means they won't amount to much of an inheritance.
- Algae in western Lake Erie eats into fishing business Updated: Aug-29-15 11:47 am
OAK HARBOR, Ohio - Thick mats of algae spreading across western Lake Erie in recent weeks appear to be pushing one of the region's most-prized sport fish to flee, forcing some charter boat captains to cancel trips. At least one told out-of-state visitors hoping to catch walleye to stay home for now.
- Orchard grows food, sprouts education on raising fruit trees Updated: Aug-29-15 10:46 am
SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Nebraska - It's hard to beat biting into a juicy apple plucked right from the tree.
- Monkey business abounds at Dania Beach Updated: Aug-29-15 12:58 am
DANIA BEACH, Florida - For half a century, they have haunted the swampy forests east of Federal Highway.
- More algae blooms in Ohio River; health advisory issued Updated: Aug-28-15 8:11 am
WHEELING, West Virginia - Boaters and swimmers have been advised to use caution during activities on the Ohio River following the discovery of more blue-green algae blooms.
- Ancient northern Idaho cedar grove survives nearby wildfires Updated: Aug-28-15 5:09 am
EAGLE, Idaho - An ancient cedar grove appears to have survived a wildfire that burned through northern Idaho, leaving officials optimistic about the chances a similar stand in Montana will survive.
- Massive white oak tree spared trimming by power company Updated: Aug-28-15 3:46 am
BLOOMINGDALE, Michigan - A massive white oak tree in southwest Michigan has been spared trimming that an expert says would have likely made it lose its state "champion" status.
- State quarantines Big Island ohia trees due to fungus Updated: Aug-27-15 7:58 am
HILO, Hawaii - The state Board of Agriculture is banning shipments of ohia trees from leaving the Big Island in hopes of curbing the spread of a deadly fungus.
- Scientists use industrial kitchen to save sagebrush steppe Updated: Aug-26-15 12:38 pm
BURNS, Oregon - Some of the West's most promising rangeland research is taking place in an industrial kitchen where scientists might be mistaken for pastry chefs.
- Smartphone app identifies weeds invasive to Alaska Updated: Aug-26-15 5:43 am
KENAI, Alaska - A new smartphone application is helping researchers learn where plant species invasive to Alaska are growing.
- Judge rules against using vehicles for juniper removal Updated: Aug-25-15 7:26 pm
SALEM, Oregon - A federal judge has ruled that it is illegal to use motorized vehicles to remove juniper in wilderness study areas near Oregon's Steens Mountain.