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Boston's Christmas tree chosen to make trek from Nova Scotia

Oct. 26, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A 48-foot white spruce has been chosen to serve a Boston’s next Christmas tree and will soon begin its trek from Nova Scotia as part of a decades-old tradition. This year’s tree is being donated by L’Arche Cape Breton, a nonprofit that provides homes...

Record-breaking storm douses drought-stricken California

Oct. 25, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Across Northern California, crews worked Monday to clear streets of toppled trees and branches and to clean gutters clogged by debris carried by rainwater from a massive storm that caused flooding and rock slides, and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands. ...

Tens of thousands without power in WA, OR; 2 killed by tree

Oct. 24, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A strong Pacific storm system that triggered mud flows in wildfire-scarred areas of California also slammed the Washington state and Oregon Sunday, threatening coastal flooding and causing power outages affecting tens of thousands of people in the Pacific Northwest. ...

After California wildfire, thousands of trees to be removed

Oct. 23, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — In the wake of California wildfires, upwards of 10,000 trees weakened by fires, drought, disease or age must be removed, work that will keep a nearby highway closed to visitors who seek the world’s two largest sequoia trees. The hazard...

EXPLAINER: How wildfires impact wildlife, their habitat

Oct. 23, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The porcupines were walking slow and funny, more so than they usually do. Their stride concerned some residents in a South Lake Tahoe neighborhood who called a rehabilitation center. Turns out, the porcupines had extensive burns to their paws,...

Where have Gainesville’s native green anole lizards gone?

Oct. 23, 2021 03:20 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — From April to September of 2017, Jesse Borden was climbing trees and counting lizards around Alachua County. Sometimes, he could be found in branches on the University of Florida campus or in people’s backyards. Other times, his distinctive...

Maze madness reigns as farmers embrace fall agritourism

Oct. 23, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Fall offers “a-maizing” opportunities for folks of all ages to get outside, explore, enjoy family time and maybe even get a little bit lost as local farms open their gates to visitors. Corn mazes have seen a surge in popularity — but gone are...

Strong storm causes 4 deaths in Poland, damage across Europe

Oct. 21, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A powerful autumn storm blasted across parts of Europe on Thursday, killing four people in Poland and causing damage and disruption across a large swath of the continent. According to reports in Polish media, the hardest-hit area was around the...

NTSB: Small plane wrecked in North Carolina hit pine trees

Oct. 21, 2021 10:39 AM EDT

ANDREWS, N.C. (AP) — A private pilot and a passenger were killed earlier this month when the small plane they were in collided with pine trees in North Carolina, the National Transportation Safety Board said in its preliminary report. The single-engine Beech S35 was...

Valles Caldera volunteers in race to document dendroglyphs

Oct. 16, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — The haunting calls of bugling bull elk pervade the autumn air, echoing across the grass valleys and forested lava domes of Valles Caldera National Preserve as a cadre of volunteers spreads out in search of needles in a nearly 90,000-acre haystack. ...