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Oklahoma City bombing 'Survivor Tree' DNA to live on

Apr. 19, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Science and technology are helping Oklahoma City to sustain the DNA — and the spirit — of a tree that has symbolized hope in the 24 years since the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history shook the city to its core. As part of an annual remembrance of the...

The Latest: Oklahoma City bombing Survivor Tree DNA lives on

Apr. 19, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on efforts to sustain a tree symbolizing hope following the Oklahoma City bombing (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Science and technology are helping Oklahoma City to sustain the DNA of a tree symbolizing hope 24 years after the deadliest act of domestic terrorism on U.S. soil....

Maine imposes quarantine to combat beetle killing ash trees

Apr. 17, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Officials in Maine have announced a formal quarantine to slow the spread of a beetle that has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees since its discovery in North America. The emerald ash borer was first found stateside in Michigan in 2002 and has spread to dozens of states and four...

The Latest: University of Notre Dame to donate $100,000

Apr. 16, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire that swept through Paris' Notre Dame cathedral (all times local): 8 p.m. The president of the University of Notre Dame said the school will donate $100,000 toward the renovation of Notre Dame cathedral following a devastating fire. The Rev. John Jenkins announced the...

Joplin asks residents to stop planting invasive tree variety

Apr. 13, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — The city of Joplin is discouraging homeowners from planting Bradford pear trees as the invasive variety begins to blossom downtown this spring. The move comes two years after the Missouri Department of Conservation started asking homeowners and landscapers to stop planting the trees,...

Wildlife experts, snorkeler free owl trapped in fishing line

Apr. 12, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A barred owl caught a lucky break when a snorkeler banded with wildlife officials to rescue the bird from a fishing line tangled in trees above the James River in Missouri. Bill Hulsebus was visiting the Springfield Conservation Nature Center last week when he came across the...

California races to deter disaster as towns face fire risk

Apr. 11, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — Impoverished towns in the shadow of Mount Shasta. Rustic Gold Rush cities in the Sierra Nevada foothills. High-dollar resort communities on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Ritzy Los Angeles County suburbs. They all could be the next Paradise. A McClatchy analysis reveals more than...

For plenty of delicious fruit, be sure to prune fruit trees

Apr. 8, 2019 8:27 AM EDT

If there's one group of plants that cries out for regular and careful pruning, it's fruit trees. Taste the sweetness of a perfectly ripe pear: That sweetness represents energy, and that energy comes from sunlight. With proper pruning, all the limbs of a fruit tree bask in sunshine. Pruning also helps these trees...

MASTERS '19: A hole-by-hole look at Augusta National

Apr. 4, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A hole-by-hole look at Augusta National, site of the 83rd Masters to be played April 11-14, with famous shots played at each one, the average score and where each hole ranks in difficulty since 1934: No. 1, 445 yards, par 4 (Tea Olive): This slight dogleg right plays uphill and has a...

Photos of Miley Cyrus raise concern about Joshua trees

Apr. 3, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Social media photos showing Miley Cyrus posing in a Joshua tree have drawn criticism from people concerned about protecting the iconic desert species. The photos posted this week on Instagram were captioned "Looking down at all the petty drama like...." and "Monkey...