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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...

Elk roaming Colorado with tire around neck for 2 years freed

Oct. 11, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

PINE, Colo. (AP) — Wildlife officials in Colorado say an elusive elk that has been wandering the hills with a car tire around its neck for at least two years has finally been freed of the obstruction. The 4 1/2-year-old, 600-pound (270-kilogram) bull elk was spotted...

Search on for Portland's annual holiday tree

Oct. 05, 2021 01:47 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The search is on in the yards and neighborhoods of the Pine Tree State for a tree to mark the holiday season. Portland has a tradition of using a local tree to serve as the centerpiece of its holiday scene in Monument Square. Portland Downtown and...

PG&E charged in California wildfire last year that killed 4

Sep. 24, 2021 21:47 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric was charged Friday with involuntary manslaughter and other crimes after its equipment sparked a Northern California wildfire that killed four people and destroyed hundreds of homes last year, prosecutors said. It is the...

Court battle ends tree dispute in pricey San Francisco area

Sep. 24, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tall trees are venerated across California, but one towering Monterey Pine at the center of a heated dispute in San Francisco’s wealthiest neighborhood has to go, according to an appeals court ruling this week. A state appeals court on Wednesday...

Illegal marijuana farms take West's water in 'blatant theft'

Sep. 17, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

LA PINE, Ore. (AP) — Jack Dwyer pursued a dream of getting back to the land by moving in 1972 to an idyllic, tree-studded parcel in Oregon with a creek running through it. “We were going to grow our own food. We were going to live righteously. We were going to grow...

US Forest Service OKs Swan Valley forest, habitat plan

Sep. 13, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has given preliminary approval to a plan for road-building, logging and other forest management measures in Montana's Swan Valley with the goal of reducing fire danger and enhancing habitat for several federally protected species, the agency...

Pack rat middens reveal south-central Idaho plant history

Sep. 03, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Scientists studying pack rat middens at the City of Rocks National Reserve in south-central Idaho have determined that the area’s iconic pinyon pine trees first arrived about 2,800 years ago and became prevalent about 700 years ago. That's...

US Forest Service working to restore Idaho's state tree

Aug. 24, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is trying to bring back Idaho’s state tree to its former prominence. Western white pine were wiped out in the early to mid-1900s by a fungus that arrived from Europe in 1910. The blister rust fungus was widespread in the...

Greece: Forest fire destroys jobs of pine resin collectors

Aug. 22, 2021 05:38 AM EDT

AGDINES, Greece (AP) — For generations, residents in the north of the Greek island of Evia have made their living from the dense pine forests surrounding their villages. Tapping the ubiquitous Aleppo pines for their resin, the viscous, sticky substance the trees use to protect themselves...