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Over 27,000 acres of forest land in Indiana are dead or dying ash trees. It is an epidemic caused by something as small as a pencil eraser — the emerald ash borer. And they have been found in our area. State researchers have found the beetle...
NEW YORK (AP) — Tucked between treatises on algae and prehistoric turquoise beads, the study on page 460 of a long-ago issue of the U.S. journal Science drew little attention. "I don't think there were any newspaper articles about it or anything...
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Some of the Great Lakes' treasured national parks are showing ill effects of climate change that are likely to worsen in coming decades, from shoreline erosion to decline of certain wildlife and plant species, a former...
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Trees across Indiana are falling victim to last year's drought and disease, and some arborists say the effects could continue for up to five years. Many of the trees affected are evergreens such as spruces. Those trees...
Tags: Diseases and Illnesses, Indiana, Health
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A man who had been charged with shooting and wounding a bald eagle has pleaded no contest to reckless discharge of a firearm. Sixty-five-year-old James A. Nelson of Genessee County's Gaines Township entered his plea Thursday in...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Western ranchers say they're hopeful the removal of gray wolves from the federal endangered species list will make it easier to hunt the predators and stem losses of cattle and sheep. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service formally...
Tags: Endangered Species, Idaho, Politics, Wildlife, Oregon
FANNING SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A sturgeon jumped into an airboat on a Florida river and broke a 25-year-old woman's leg. Witnesses say the fish was about 5- to 6-feet long and weighed about 60- to 75-pounds. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation...
DETROIT, Mich. (AP) — With thousands of feral pigs threatening farms and native species, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment has declared the bristly swine an invasive species and given the Legislature until July 8 to come...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Looking for a prime fishing spot at an Indiana state park? Look no further than your iPhone. A new iPhone application from the Department of Natural Sources provides information Hoosiers may need while planning outdoor...
MIAMI (AP) — A grand piano recently showed up on a sandbar in Miami's Biscayne Bay, about 200 yards from condominiums on the shore. The piano, which weighs at least 650 pounds, was placed at the highest spot along the sandbar so it doesn't get...
SOUTH BEND - He high-fived Ben Hansbrough on national TV Monday night, presumably with enough care that he didn't tilt the sizzling shooting touch of the senior guard on the Notre Dame men's basketball team. Jack Swarbrick's job, though, still entails...
GEYSERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — California wildlife officials are trying to figure out what caused the death of more than 100 birds found clustered together just off Highway 101. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports that California Highway Patrol...
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