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Christmas tree farm closing after this holiday season

Dec. 04, 2022 03:12 AM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — For more than a generation, the Unicorn Hill Christmas Tree Farm has played host to countless holiday memories. Families select their tree from six different varieties of pine, cut it down and have it strapped to their car’s roof for a ride to its new home. ...

Consumer-owned utility referendum certified for ballot

Nov. 30, 2022 16:37 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The secretary of state's office has certified an adequate number of voter signatures for a referendum on a proposal to replace Maine’s privately owned electric utilities with a consumer-owned Pine Tree Power Company. The state certified 69,735 valid...

Fire plan would cut 2.4 million New Jersey Pinelands trees

Nov. 25, 2022 13:08 PM EST

BASS RIVER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Up to 2.4 million trees would be cut down as part of a project to prevent major wildfires in a federally protected New Jersey forest heralded as a unique environmental treasure. New Jersey environmental officials say the plan to kill trees in a...

As climate change progresses, trees in cities struggle

Nov. 16, 2022 02:02 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — As the driest summer in Seattle’s record books ended, trees across the city were sounding silent alarms. It was the latest in a string of Seattle summers in the last decade, including a record-breaking heat dome in 2021, to feature drier conditions and hotter...

US: Protect Louisiana, Texas land for rare burrowing snake

Nov. 07, 2022 14:57 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Four areas in Louisiana and two in Texas should be protected as critical habitat for a rare snake that eats pocket gophers and takes over the rodents' burrows, the federal government says. Louisiana pinesnakes, which produce the largest eggs and hatchlings of any...

Group that wants to oust private utilities submits petitions

Oct. 31, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine. (AP) — Advocates of replacing Maine's privately owned electric utilities with a consumer-owned Pine Tree Power Company on Monday submitted signatures to force a statewide vote. If certified, the petitions would put the proposal to oust Central Maine Power and...

Clorox recalls cleaning products that may contain bacteria

Oct. 25, 2022 22:05 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — If you're thinking of wiping down your kitchen with that bottle of Pine-Sol all-purpose cleaner under your sink — stop. It may contain bacteria that could cause serious illness in people with compromised immune systems. The Clorox Company said Tuesday it...

Historic homes may prove to be more resilient against floods

Oct. 09, 2022 08:00 AM EDT

SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — Whenever historic homes get flooded, building contractors often feel compelled by government regulations to rip out the water-logged wood flooring, tear down the old plaster walls and install new, flood-resistant materials. It’s a hurried approach that's...