- Poland starts chopping down beetle-infested trees in forest Updated: May-25-16 10:49 am
WARSAW, Poland - Authorities have started chopping down beetle-infested trees in parts of Poland's oldest forest, a move that aims to eliminate dying trees and to ensure safety for tourists, a government official said Wednesday.
- Feds announce $10 million for wildfire projects in 12 states Updated: May-24-16 11:30 pm
MARSING, Idaho - Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Tuesday toured a massive wildfire rehabilitation effort in southwest Idaho that's part of the federal government's new wildfire strategy and then announced $10 million for projects in 12 states to reduce wildfire threats.
- Use of parasitic wasps to fight ash borer grows to 24 states Updated: May-24-16 6:00 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Millions of tiny wasps that are natural parasites for the emerald ash borer have been released into wooded areas in 24 states as the battle against the tree-killing borer is now biological.
- Forest Service could charge for Cottonwood canyon hikes Updated: May-24-16 12:10 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The National Forest Service is considering charging $6 per vehicle for the use of popular trails in Utah's Big and Little Cottonwood canyons.
- Dow Gardens attraction to feature elevated walk amid trees Updated: May-23-16 8:44 pm
MIDLAND, Michigan - An attraction is planned featuring an elevated walk through the trees at The Dow Gardens in Midland.
- More than 1,000 trees planted in Vermont, New Hampshire Updated: May-23-16 12:43 pm
POMFRET, Vermont - More than 1,000 trees and shrubs have been planted along three rivers in New Hampshire and Vermont.
- Blooms arriving at peony garden at University of Michigan Updated: May-22-16 5:02 pm
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - The time is arriving for thousands of heirloom peonies to bloom at the University of Michigan's Nichols Arboretum.
- Mushroom hunting heating up in wake of Northwest wildfires Updated: May-22-16 1:06 pm
BOISE, Idaho - From flames come fungi.
- Old live Chesapeake oak tree spared from highway expansion Updated: May-22-16 11:07 am
CHESAPEAKE, Virginia - Looks like the state's fifth largest live oak tree has been granted amnesty, according to a memo sent to the City Council on May 16.
- Trees more than a crop for Sweet Home logger, tree farmer Updated: May-22-16 3:02 am
SWEET HOME, Oregon - Robin Miller has spent virtually all of his adult life working around trees.
- Michigan offers grants for projects to prevent harmful algae Updated: May-21-16 5:19 pm
LANSING, Michigan - State officials are offering $250,000 in grants to help develop technology for battling harmful algae blooms.
- Bad Axe removing ash trees downtown due emerald ash borer Updated: May-21-16 3:30 pm
BAD AXE, Michigan - A community in Michigan's Thumb region is removing dead and dying ash trees.
- Karelian bear dogs help wildlife officers Updated: May-21-16 2:13 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - Barking at bears, romping through the forest, sniffing for poaching evidence, getting petted by a child and maybe cooling off with a swim in the Pend Oreille River..
- Captured Florida sea turtle covered in algae is on the mend Updated: May-21-16 1:39 pm
NAVARRE, Florida - A sick loggerhead sea turtle covered with barnacles and algae is recovering this week at the Gulfarium in Fort Walton Beach.
- UN: Growing environmental threat from animal-to-man diseases Updated: May-20-16 8:41 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The most worrying environmental threats facing the world today range from the rise in diseases transmitted from animals to humans to the increasing accumulation of toxic chemicals in food crops as a result of drought and high temperatures, according to a U.N. report released Friday.
- Chile says it has struck deal with fishermen to end protests Updated: May-20-16 6:50 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile - The Chilean government says it has reached a deal with small-scale fishermen who had blocked access to the Chiloe archipelago after a toxic algal bloom put their livelihoods at risk.
- Wife: Man bitten by snake at store was flower shopping Updated: May-19-16 12:10 pm
DENVER, North Carolina - The wife of a North Carolina man bitten by a poisonous snake at a home improvement store says her husband was shopping for flowers to surprise her when he was stricken.
- Ash tree pest found in 4th north Louisiana parish Updated: May-19-16 1:18 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's agriculture department says Union Parish is the fourth parish where biologists have found an invasive beetle that federal authorities say has killed tens of millions of ash trees.
- Ohio seeks to coordinate Lake Erie algae effort Updated: May-18-16 12:13 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio - Ohio's environmental agency wants to better coordinate the state's efforts to drastically reduce what's feeding the harmful algae in Lake Erie that has fouled drinking water and increased the costs to treat it.
- Imported forest pests cause $2 billion in damage annually Updated: May-17-16 12:09 am
ALBANY, New York - When Gary Lovett was studying the effect of acid rain in New York's Catskill Mountains 20 years ago, he ended the experiment early because so many trees in the test plots were dying - not from acid rain, but from insect attacks.
- Workers rescue 3 cubs from tree after mother is electrocuted Updated: May-16-16 5:46 pm
GARDNER, Massachusetts - Massachusetts environmental workers have come to the aid of three bear cubs after their mother was electrocuted by a transformer.
- Trees felled in Lansing to avoid roosting by bats Updated: May-16-16 1:57 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Several hundred trees have been felled at the future site of a development and park in Lansing to prevent nesting by federally protected bat species.
- State found lapses in infection control at 2 LA hospitals Updated: May-16-16 11:52 am
LOS ANGELES - California health inspectors dispatched to two Los Angeles hospitals following "superbug" outbreaks involving a hard-to-clean medical scope found numerous safety violations that appeared to put more patients at risk, according to a newspaper report.
- Partnership seeks more trees in Macomb County neighborhoods Updated: May-16-16 7:52 am
MOUNT CLEMENS, Michigan - A new partnership seeks more trees, shrubs and native plants with deep roots that will help to manage storm water while providing tree canopy coverage in Macomb County neighborhoods.
- Lake Mary man plans cafe 'up in the trees' Updated: May-15-16 3:01 am
SANFORD, Florida - Alan Fulmer wants you to turn off the computer, take a deep breath outside and climb a tree.