- Global warming carving changes into Alaska in fire and ice Updated: Aug-30-15 11:07 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Global warming is carving measurable changes into Alaska, and President Barack Obama is about to see it.
- 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.
- Elkhart mayor seeks contractors' help removing ailing trees Updated: Aug-27-15 8:43 am
ELKHART, Indiana - The mayor of the northern Indiana city of Elkhart wants to hire private contractors to help overwhelmed city crews remove hundreds of trees damaged either by an invasive insect or a fungus.
- 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.
- 190 poison oak cases treated during California firefight Updated: Aug-25-15 11:43 pm
SANTA MARGARITA, California - Nearly 200 firefighters have been treated for allergic reactions to poison oak while battling a stubborn blaze that has charred more than 5 square miles of dry brush on California's Central Coast, a fire official said Tuesday.
- 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.
- Chicago Botanic Garden awaits bloom of stinky corpse flower Updated: Aug-25-15 4:10 am
GLENCOE, Illinois - Visitors to the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois, hope to witness a rare event this week: the foul-smelling blossoming of a rainforest plant known as the corpse flower.
- Liberians look for help to care for research chimps Updated: Aug-24-15 4:34 pm
CHIMPANZEE ISLAND, Liberia - Eleven chimpanzees rushed out from the bush and descended from trees to the shore, making jubilant sounds to greet the speed boat bringing food.
- Rare fallen trees led to I-90 tragedy near Lookout Pass Updated: Aug-23-15 2:23 pm
MISSOULA, Montana - They please the eye, helping break up the monotonous miles that plague much of the U.S. interstate highway system.
- Maine seaweed festival to highlight state's growing industry Updated: Aug-23-15 8:52 am
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine festival hopes to show the public that the future is here, and it's covered in seaweed.
- Toxic algae prompts record number of Iowa beach advisories Updated: Aug-21-15 4:04 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The number of Iowa public beaches affected by toxic algae blooms reached a record this summer and public health officials confirmed Friday that they are investigating nine cases of possible human exposure.
- Texas Gulf Coast is virtually seaweed-free Updated: Aug-21-15 8:50 am
GALVESTON, Texas - A slight shift in ocean currents has spared the Texas Gulf Coast from a seaweed onslaught that left its beaches reeking last summer.
- 11 Kansas lakes under algae warnings Updated: Aug-21-15 8:26 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas health officials say 11 lakes in the state are under warnings because of toxic algae blooms.
- State officials caution about late-summer blue-green algae Updated: Aug-21-15 2:28 am
BISMARCK,N.D. - North Dakota's Departments of Health and Agriculture are cautioning people to avoid contact with water affected by blue-green algae, and to also protect pets and livestock.