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San Diego man found dead in Joshua Tree National Park

Jan. 19, 2022 15:48 PM EST

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A San Diego man was found dead in Joshua Tree National Park, authorities said Wednesday. The body was found Monday morning at the base of Sentinel Wall, a short distance from the Hidden Valley Nature Trail, the National Park Service said. ...

US plans $50B wildfire fight where forests meet civilization

Jan. 18, 2022 18:08 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration said Tuesday it will significantly expand efforts to stave off catastrophic wildfires that have torched areas of the U.S. West by more aggressively thinning forests around “hot spots” where nature and neighborhoods collide. As...

Tree killing beetle found in Maine forests, scientists say

Jan. 18, 2022 16:39 PM EST

YORK COUNTY, Maine (AP) — A Southern pine beetle has found its way to Maine, potentially endangering the ecosystem of the state's forests, scientists say. The beetle was discovered in Waterboro last fall, a long way from its home in the South of the U.S. where it has destroyed...

Owners to get $42 million for citrus trees Florida destroyed

Jan. 14, 2022 13:08 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sixteen years after their legal battle began, about 18,000 homeowners in central Florida will be paid more than $42 million collectively by the state of Florida for destroying their citrus trees during an effort to eradicate a harmful citrus disease. The...

Israel moves to resolve crisis after Bedouins protest

Jan. 12, 2022 09:23 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s fragile governing coalition moved to resolve a crisis on Wednesday after Arab Bedouin staged protests against tree-planting by nationalists on disputed land in the Negev desert. Some protesters on Tuesday evening hurled stones at vehicles on a highway...

'Reef Rodeo'; Unused Christmas tree giveaway at lake

Jan. 09, 2022 11:19 AM EST

HOMER, La. (AP) — Christmas trees that went unsold will be given to anglers to sink at their favorite fishing spots in a north Louisiana lake to attract fish. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said it has obtained more than 200 trees from local vendors. It also...

Seedlings help Louisiana park replace destroyed trees

Jan. 08, 2022 10:33 AM EST

MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) — Donated seedlings and volunteer labor have let a Louisiana state park replace more than 400 of the cypress trees destroyed by hurricanes over the past two years. Volunteers planted the trees Wednesday at Fontainebleau State Park in Mandeville, Louisiana...

Christmas trees to enhance fish habitat in Kentucky

Jan. 03, 2022 04:17 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky residents can donate their natural Christmas trees for use as fish habitat. The Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is accepting Christmas trees through Jan. 15 at 30 drop-off sites across the state during regular business hours. Decorations and...

Flagstaff hotel cancels pine cone drops due to virus threat

Dec. 30, 2021 11:27 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A popular New Year's Eve event normally attended by thousands in shoulder-to-shoulder conditions in downtown Flagstaff has been canceled again due to public health threats from the continuing coronavirus outbreak. The Weatherford Hotel said Wednesday it canceled the...

Mama bear, 3 cubs climb tree, take nap in urban Virginia

Dec. 28, 2021 11:43 AM EST

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A mama black bear and three cubs clambered up a tree and napped in the middle of a Virginia neighborhood before voluntarily ambling on hours later, wildlife officials said Tuesday. The four black bears left their lofty perch on aptly named Bruin Drive in the...