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Scientists target mess from Christmas tree needles

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The presents are unwrapped. The children's shrieks of delight are just a memory. Now it's time for another Yuletide tradition: cleaning up the needles that are falling off your Christmas tree....

Conservationists, loggers team up on forest health

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JOHN DAY, Ore. (AP) -- Logs are piled high in the yard of the Malheur Lumber Co. mill in this small town in northeastern Oregon, ready to be sawed into lumber. Steam pours out of the stacks. Trucks loaded with logs roll in....

Lava moves another 10 yards toward Hawaii marketplace
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) -- Lava from a volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has moved another 10 yards toward a shopping center since Saturday afternoon....





Bear loose in suburban Phoenix is finally wrangled
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona wildlife managers say they believe the black bear that was spotted twice this week in a Phoenix suburb but eluded capture finally has been caught....