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Locals find monarch colony in Mexico after yearslong search

Feb. 15, 2019 3:43 PM EST

AMANALCO DE BECERRA, Mexico (AP) — For years, park rangers and conservationists working around Mexico's Nevado de Toluca volcano chased rumors of a monarch butterfly colony that wintered high in a forest of oyamel firs in some corner of the 132,000-acre (53,419-hectare) national reserve. Local woodsmen...

Strong storm brings damage - and snow - to Hawaii

Feb. 11, 2019 5:13 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A strong storm hitting Hawaii has knocked out power, brought down tree branches, flooded coastal roads — and even brought snow. Snow is not unheard of in mountainous parts of the tropical island chain, but officials say the coating at 6,200 feet (1,900 meters) at a state park on Maui...

Severe surf, winds slam into Hawaii, hitting roads and trees

Feb. 10, 2019 10:18 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials are warning about severe surf and winds in Hawaii as a winter storm hits that state. The National Weather Service said gusts hit 40 mph (64 kph) in some areas, and authorities said residents on the islands' north shores should be prepared for coastal flooding. Hawaii News Now...

Mexican president launches ambitious forestry, orchard plan

Feb. 1, 2019 9:59 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador launched an ambitious forestry program Friday to plant fruit and timber trees, as well as cacao and coffee, on nearly 1.5 million acres (570,000 hectares) in the country's south. The government program will pay farmers a wage of about $250...

Seal takeovers, downed trees: Parks clean up post-shutdown

Feb. 1, 2019 8:20 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — National park visitors cut new trails in sensitive soil. They pried open gates while no one was watching. They found bathrooms locked, so they went outside. One off-roader even mowed down an iconic twisted-limbed Joshua tree in California. During the 35-day government shutdown, some...

Khomeini launched a revolution from a sleepy French village

Feb. 1, 2019 4:53 AM EST

NEAUPHLE-LE-CHATEAU, France (AP) — From a sleepy village outside Paris, the man who would become the supreme leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran sat cross-legged beneath an apple tree, delivering messages daily to hundreds of followers clamoring to glimpse the glowering cleric in the black turban. For...

Rose wins at Torrey Pines, DeChambeau rolls in Dubai

Jan. 27, 2019 6:45 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Justin Rose overcame a few nervous moments early with enough key putts down the stretch for a 3-under 69 and a two-stroke victory over Adam Scott in the Farmers Insurance Open on Sunday. Rose had a three-shot lead shrink to a single shot with his third bogey in five holes to start the...

Woodpecker damage? Try scare tactics, redirection

Jan. 22, 2019 9:49 AM EST

Woodpeckers, flickers and sapsuckers may be fun for birders to watch but they can be troublesome — pecking holes in dwellings, shredding feeders, enlarging cavities in trees, and driving you to distraction by drumming on wooden or metal surfaces. "Woodpeckers can damage homes, especially those with cedar...

California storm moving out after battering state for 3 days

Jan. 17, 2019 10:51 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The storm that pummeled much of California for three days began moving east Thursday after causing at least six deaths, forcing wildfire victims threatened by floods to flee their homes and plunging nearly 300,000 utility customers into darkness. The winter storm is forecast to unleash...

Joshua Tree National Park closing over shutdown problems

Jan. 8, 2019 5:34 PM EST

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Destruction of its signature trees and driving off-road during the partial government shutdown have added to problems that will force popular Joshua Tree National Park to temporarily shut down this week. Closure of the vast desert park is set for 8 a.m. Thursday and...