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This Jan. 3, 2020 photo, shows a near miss after a windstorm broke off a large tree branch adjacent to a new machine shed near Langley, Was. If mature trees are damaged, rotting or dying back, hire a certified arborist to prescribe preventive pruning or removal and replacement before the next big storm. (Dean Fosdick via AP)

Extreme weather has gardeners looking for resilient plants

Feb. 4, 2020 8:23 AM EST

Fiercer and more frequent natural disasters in recent years have many homeowners re-evaluating their landscaping. Many are restocking with trees and plants more resilient in the face of storms, fires and flooding. Scientists link the higher frequency of severe weather events to climate change. There are steps...

In this April 2016 photo provided by the United States Department of Agriculture, detector canine

Dog sleuths sniff out crop disease hitting citrus trees

Feb. 3, 2020 9:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dog detectives might be able to help save ailing citrus groves, research published Monday suggests. Scientists trained dogs to sniff out a crop disease called citrus greening that has hit orange, lemon and grapefruit orchards in Florida, California and Texas. The dogs can detect it weeks...