- Years will be needed to gauge efforts to cut Lake Erie algae Updated: Jul-05-15 3:05 pm
PERRYSBURG, Ohio - State agriculture and environmental leaders have made a number of changes to attack toxic algae in western Lake Erie, most notably prohibiting farmers in northwestern Ohio from spreading manure on frozen and rain-soaked fields and requiring training before they can use commercial fertilizers.
- Wet ground in St. Louis area is a factor in toppled trees Updated: Jul-04-15 11:28 am
BRENTWOOD, Missouri - The wettest June on record in St. Louis has caused rivers to rise and saturated farmland. It's also a factor in an unexpected problem - toppling trees.
- 2 deer cause thousands of dollars in damage at flower shop Updated: Jul-03-15 3:43 pm
PLYMOUTH, Pennsylvania - Officials say two deer caused thousands of dollars damage after leaping through the window of a northeastern Pennsylvania flower shop, rampaging inside and then jumping out through another window.
- Wine ice cream, maple water: 5 foods of the future? Updated: Jul-03-15 9:37 am
NEW YORK - Chips made out of broccoli, chickpeas and kale. Wine-spiked ice cream. Popcorn that didn't quite fulfill its destiny.
- Algae warning issued for western Nebraska reservoir Updated: Jul-03-15 8:30 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - State health and environment officials have issued a health alert for toxic blue-green algae at Sutherland Reservoir in Lincoln County.
- Minnesota officials warn of toxic algae after child sickened Updated: Jul-03-15 6:19 am
ALEXANDRIA, Minnesota - Minnesota health officials are warning of the dangers of toxic blue-green algae after they say a child was taken to a hospital after swimming in a central Minnesota lake that had the bacteria.
- Officials issue blue-green algae warning for 6 Kansas lakes Updated: Jul-03-15 4:56 am
WICHITA, Kansas - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued a warning of high levels of toxic blue-green algae for six lakes.
- Forest Service releases plan to protect Flagstaff watersheds Updated: Jul-01-15 5:10 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - A plan to protect Flagstaff watersheds from damage from erosion-causing wildfires and flooding calls for using prescribed burns and logging on thousands of acres, including use of cables and helicopters to drag or lift felled trees off steep slopes.
- Damage from spruce budworm found in northern Michigan trees Updated: Jul-01-15 4:06 am
LANSING, Michigan - Crews have begun measuring how much damage a ravaging insect has done to evergreen trees in northern Michigan.
- Red algae a concern in some areas on NC coast Updated: Jun-30-15 9:53 am
FORT FISHER, North Carolina - Red algae are becoming more of a problem along some parts of the North Carolina coast.
- Vermont can help to conserve declining monarch butterfly Updated: Jun-28-15 11:36 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont may play an important role in the conservation of monarch butterflies, which are declining around the country, according to a biologist with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department.
- Aspen-eating caterpillars won't kill trees near Santa Fe Updated: Jun-28-15 11:15 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Thousands of blackish-blue Western tent caterpillars have eaten the leaves of aspen trees in forests around Santa Fe.
- Washington's Phantom Planter reveals his latest project Updated: Jun-27-15 4:30 pm
WASHINGTON - This time around, Washington's "Phantom Planter" almost received permission for his guerrilla gardening tactics.
- Health advisory issued over Lake Billy Chinook's toxic algae Updated: Jun-26-15 3:11 pm
BEND, Oregon - Health officials are warning people to avoid contact with water in Central Oregon's Lake Billy Chinook, where potentially harmful concentrations of blue-green algae and its toxins have been detected.
- Weeds dying at lake, but to remain a pain over the summer Updated: Jun-26-15 12:32 pm
OKOBOJI, Iowa - An invasive plant that has spread through one of Iowa's Great Lakes has started dying, but it will remain a nuisance for much of the summer.
- Northern Ohio city: stay away from algae-filled reservoirs Updated: Jun-25-15 3:34 am
NORWALK, Ohio - A city in northern Ohio is telling residents to stay away from the water in two of its reservoirs because of harmful algae.
- Bats, birds delay removal of invasive albizia trees Updated: Jun-24-15 1:54 pm
LIHUE, Hawaii - A $3.5 million project that would remove albizia trees along Kuhio Highway has been delayed until next year to protect endangered Hawaiian species.
- Beetles damage poplar trees across West Virginia Updated: Jun-23-15 12:55 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Agriculture officials say small black beetles are damaging poplar trees across West Virginia.
- Ash tree killer detected in Poweshiek County Updated: Jun-23-15 9:05 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Officials say an invasive insect that kills ash trees has been confirmed in Poweshiek (POW'-eh-sheek) County, bringing the total to 25.
- Tent caterpillars infest Tillamook County trees Updated: Jun-23-15 6:16 am
TILLAMOOK, Oregon - Tillamook County trees will look less verdant this summer as tent caterpillars, larval moths that live in gauzy tents stretched between tree branches, are eating their leaves.
- Destructive ash tree beetle spreads to more Md. counties Updated: Jun-22-15 1:02 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - The Maryland Department of Agriculture says a beetle that attacks ash trees has spread to four more counties.
- Salt cedar fueling Arizona's wildfires Updated: Jun-20-15 4:25 pm
PHOENIX - A fire that has burned through more than 2 square miles and damaged three homes this week in Arizona is being fueled by a culprit that firefighters know all too well.
- Destructive southern pine beetle appears in Northeast states Updated: Jun-20-15 9:38 am
ROCKY POINT, New York - The southern pine beetle, which for generations has attacked forests throughout the southeastern United States, is methodically making its way into the Northeast, destroying thousands of trees in New York, New Jersey and elsewhere.
- Citrus County farm produces monarch butterflies Updated: Jun-20-15 1:23 am
DUNNELLON, Florida - There is an important pollinator in Citrus County whose numbers are dwindling.
- Athens boy learning science, helping monarch butterfly Updated: Jun-19-15 6:28 am
ATHENS, Georgia - An Athens teen is learning how to do science this summer at the University of Georgia and he just might be helping to save the monarch butterfly from extinction.