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Turkey battles wind-driven wildfire near resort for 3rd day

Jun. 23, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Firefighting crews battled for a third day on Thursday a wind-driven wildfire that has blackened swaths of pine forest near a popular resort in southwestern Turkey and driven hundreds of people from their homes. More than 2,500 firefighters, aided by...

New park in central Bangkok gives Thais needed green space

Jun. 19, 2022 01:23 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Bursting with trees, ponds, plants and birdlife, a new inner-city park is delighting residents of Thailand’s bustling, congested capital. Every day, crowds visit Benjakitti Forest Park to savor a taste of nature in the heart of Bangkok. It’s part of a drive to...

California won't immediately list Joshua tree as threatened

Jun. 16, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California won't be listing the iconic western Joshua tree as a threatened species for now after the four-member Fish and Game Commission couldn't reach agreement Thursday on how best to protect the plant from climate change. After deadlocking on whether...

US to spend $9 million to bolster sagebrush ecosystems

Jun. 16, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

OROFINO, Idaho (AP) — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Thursday announced $9 million for 40 projects in Idaho and seven other Western states for sagebrush ecosystems to combat invasive species and wildfire, reduce the spread of juniper trees and promote community and economic stability. ...

California debates listing western Joshua tree as threatened

Jun. 15, 2022 23:44 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials are weighing whether to list the iconic western Joshua tree as a threatened species, a designation that would make it harder to remove the trees for housing, solar or other development projects. The desert plant is known for its...

Conservation groups sue feds to protect old-growth forests

Jun. 14, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Six environmental groups sued officials of the Biden administration Tuesday, saying a Trump-era rule change that allowed logging of old-growth forests in the Pacific Northwest violates federal laws and was politically motivated. “Large and old trees have...

Latino activism leads in grassroot efforts on climate change

Jun. 12, 2022 12:53 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Students at a largely Hispanic elementary school in Phoenix have long lined up for morning classes on a dusty patch of dirt under a broiling sun. So when Tony Mada learned of plans to plant 75 young trees at Borman Elementary School, the 30-year-old and his daughter...

Vermont produces record 2.5M gallons of maple syrup in 2022

Jun. 11, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

The nation had a sweet maple season this year, producing more than 5 million gallons of maple syrup, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Vermont — the country's top maple producer — yielded a record 2.5 million gallons, an increase of 800,000 gallons from 2021. ...

Review: 'Mini-Forest Revolution' shows how to mimic nature

Jun. 09, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

Mini-Forest Revolution: Using the Miyawaki Method to Rapidly Rebuild the World,” by Hannah Lewis (Chelsea Green) Trees serve us better when they are planted with friends. In “Mini-Forest Revolution,” author Hannah Lewis shows how a forestation method developed by...

Florida faces $1.2 million verdict for killing citrus trees

Jun. 08, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The owner of a commercial nursery has won a $1.2 million judgment against the Florida Department of Agriculture in the latest verdict against the state agency for destroying citrus trees in the 2000s during an attempt to stop the spread of costly tree diseases. ...