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General Sherman passes health check but world's largest trees face growing climate threats

May. 23, 2024 14:51 PM EDT

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, California (AP) — High in the evergreen canopy of General Sherman, the world’s largest tree, researchers searched for evidence of an emerging threat to giant sequoias: bark beetles. They descended the towering 2,200-year-old tree with good news on Tuesday....

Mother bear swipes at a hiker in Colorado after cub sighting

May. 23, 2024 11:48 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A mother black bear swiped at a Colorado hiker Tuesday, sending them to the ground where they got scrapes on their arms but were able to finish their walk before getting first aid, according to a statement from Colorado Parks and Wildlife. After the attack in...

The real stars of Cannes may be the dogs

May. 23, 2024 08:53 AM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — It’s been a dog’s life at this year’s Cannes Film Festival — or should that be the Canine Film Festival? Since the 77th edition's opening day, human actors have shared the limelight with their canine co-stars on and off the red carpet, kept secure by...

Three little piggies at a yoga class = maximum happiness

May. 23, 2024 08:06 AM EDT

SPENCER, Mass. (AP) — Three little piggies went to a yoga class. Their human companions had a blast. Wilbur, Charlotte and Bluey fit right into a growing trend of yoga with animals, adding some fun to the usual physical and mental wellness exercises at a class in...

Italian museum recreates Tanzanian butterfly forest to raise awareness on biodiversity research

May. 22, 2024 22:13 PM EDT

TRENTO, Italy (AP) — In a lush greenhouse high in the Alps, butterflies of various species and colors flutter freely while butterfly pupae are suspended in a structure as they grow into adult insects. This is the Butterfly Forest in the tropical mountain greenhouse in Trento,...

Michigan farmworker diagnosed with bird flu, becoming 2nd US case tied to dairy cows

May. 22, 2024 18:30 PM EDT

A Michigan dairy worker has been diagnosed with bird flu — the second human case associated with an outbreak in U.S. dairy cows. The male worker had been in contact with cows at a farm with infected animals. He experienced mild eye symptoms and has recovered, U.S. and Michigan...

A self-inflicted hit of pepper spray drives off an attacking grizzly in Grand Teton National Park

May. 22, 2024 16:04 PM EDT

A grizzly that accidentally inflicted itself with a burst of pepper spray while attacking a hiker in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park won't be captured or killed because it may have been trying to protect a cub, park officials said in a statement. While mauling a hiker on Signal...

For some digital detox, look to the latest in craft kits

May. 22, 2024 10:38 AM EDT

Digital diversions may have us tethered to tech, but screen fatigue is real. Even my digitally-native, young-millennial kids prefer printed books these days. And a recent weekend together at home had us busting out some craft kits. There might have been Netflix in the background, but...

It's so hot in Mexico that howler monkeys are falling dead from the trees

May. 22, 2024 01:30 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — It’s so hot in Mexico that howler monkeys are falling dead from the trees. At least 138 of the midsize primates, who are known for their roaring vocal calls, were found dead in the Gulf Coast state of Tabasco since May 16, according to the Biodiversity...

Family says Alaska photographer killed in moose attack knew the risks, died doing what he loved

May. 21, 2024 20:40 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The family of an Alaska man fatally attacked by an enraged moose trying to protect her newborn twin calves said he was a nature photographer who knew the risks of taking photos in the wild and died doing what he loved. Even though there have been some calls...