Girl Scout, 11, killed by falling tree at Indiana camp

U.S. 06/25/19, 16:20

An 11-year-old Girl Scout was fatally injured when a tree suddenly fell on her and three others as they hiked along a gravel road at a southern Indiana campground, authorities said. It was raining when deputies arrived at Camp Koch about ...

Update: Downed trees stop New York-Pittsburgh train

New York 05/29/19, 16:41

The Latest on severe weather in Pennsylvania (all times local):5:30 p.m.An Amtrak train from New York to Pittsburgh is stopped in central Pennsylvania because trees are down along its route.Business owners and workers assess flood damage as they to start ...

2,000 cherry trees destroyed at ex-49er’s California orchard

Sports 05/19/19, 14:11

Former San Francisco 49ers center Jeremy Newberry says vandals have destroyed nearly half of the 4,000 cherry trees recently planted at his Northern California orchard.Newberry tells the San Francisco Chronicle that a worker at his Newberry Cherry Farm arrived May ...

Saving a river chapel sprung from a vision of God

U.S. 05/07/19, 00:14

Among the gum and cypress trees of a southeastern Louisiana swamp, where Spanish moss hangs from the branches and bald eagles and osprey fly overhead, sits a little chapel called Our Lady of Blind River — the legacy of one ...

Isle Royale moose population surges during wolf decline

U.S. 04/30/19, 10:00

Moose are thriving at Isle Royale National Park, but the trees on which they feast are paying a heavy price, scientists reported Tuesday.An estimated 2,060 of the lumbering beasts roam the island wilderness, according to a report by Michigan Technological ...

Update: Oklahoma City bombing Survivor Tree DNA lives on

Science 04/19/19, 15:46

The Latest on efforts to sustain a tree symbolizing hope following the Oklahoma City bombing (all times local):3:30 p.m.Science and technology are helping Oklahoma City to sustain the DNA of a tree symbolizing hope 24 years after the deadliest act ...

Photos of Miley Cyrus raise concern about Joshua trees

U.S. 04/03/19, 16:25

Social media photos showing Miley Cyrus posing in a Joshua tree have drawn criticism from people concerned about protecting the iconic desert species. The photos posted this week on Instagram were captioned "Looking down at all the petty drama like...." and ...

Creeping floodwaters threaten Washington’s cherry blossoms

U.S. 04/03/19, 15:50

Washington's cherry blossom season has gone well this year, thanks to warm weather that has coincided perfectly with the annual blooming that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each spring.But officials are claiming that Washington's iconic trees are under a ...

PG&E objects to judge’s proposals to prevent wildfires

U.S. 03/22/19, 19:57

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pushed back Friday on a U.S. judge's revised proposals to prevent the utility's equipment from causing more wildfires, saying it could not "monitor every tree at every moment of every day" to ensure they don't ...

Squirrels are damaging some maple syrup operations

Business 03/14/19, 14:10

Maple syrup producers have more than the weather to worry about. Frenetic squirrels are chomping on equipment, crimping the flow of sap at some operations.Damage from wildlife — deer, bear woodpeckers, and squirrels — is not unusual for maple producers, ...

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