Trees

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2009 file photo, a forest in the Amazon is burned illegally near Novo Progresso, in the northern Brazilian state of Para. Forest degradation in 2017 in Brazil, home to most of the Amazon rainforest, made up nearly 30 percent of global deforestation, more than any other country. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
June 27, 2018 - 3:09 am
SAO PAULO (AP) — Colombia saw a dramatic increase in forest degradation last year and levels in Brazil remain historically high, according to new satellite data released Wednesday. The data from the University of Maryland show tropical forests around the globe lost 15.8 million hectares (39 million...
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June 27, 2018 - 3:00 am
SAO PAULO (AP) — New satellite data say Colombia saw a dramatic increase in forest degradation last year and levels in Brazil remain historically high. The data released Wednesday by the University of Maryland show tropical forests around the globe lost 15.8 million hectares (39 million acres) of...
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This Sept. 20, 2013 photo provided by the USDA Forest Service shows a southern pine beetle completing metamorphosis into an adult that will attack a pine tree, at Kisatchie National Forest, in Pineville, La. The beetle that has killed millions of acres of pines in southern forests is munching its way north, and new research suggests its tree-killing prowess could be magnified in cooler climes. (Erich Vallery/USDA Forest Service via AP)
June 10, 2018 - 10:24 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A bark beetle that has devastated southern pine forests is moving north as the climate warms, and new research suggests cool weather could amplify its attacks. Dartmouth researchers say cooler fall and winter temperatures in the Northeast arrest the development of southern pine...
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June 07, 2018 - 3:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A onetime contestant on the TV reality show "Top Chef" has been arrested on charges he poisoned his Brooklyn neighbor's giant maple tree that's now in danger of dying. Prosecutors say Adam Harvey is due in court Friday after allegedly drilling holes into the trunk of the 60-year-old...
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June 07, 2018 - 3:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A onetime contestant on reality show "Top Chef" has been arrested on charges he poisoned his neighbor's giant maple tree that's now in danger of dying. Prosecutors say Adam Harvey is due in court Friday after allegedly drilling holes into the trunk of the 60-year-old tree in...
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June 01, 2018 - 7:57 am
WARRENSBURG, N.Y. (AP) — New York law enforcers are looking for a tree thief. The Post-Star says somebody snatched 130 saplings recently from the Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District. The Christmas-type trees — fir and spruce — were taken out of the ground next to the district's...
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This Saturday, April 28, 2018, photo shows an empty area where a tree was planted by U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron during a tree planting ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. The young ceremonial tree was planted in the area between the light pole at left and the tree at right. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
April 29, 2018 - 12:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A mystery is brewing at the White House about what happened to the oak tree President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron planted there last week. The sapling was a gift from Macron on the occasion of his state visit. News photographers snapped away Monday as Trump...
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April 29, 2018 - 6:52 am
LONDON (AP) — Residents in London are being told to beware the white-haired caterpillars that can cause rashes, vomiting and asthma attacks. The British Forestry Commission says caterpillars that become oak processionary moths have been spotted in and around the British capital since mid-April. The...
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April 23, 2018 - 9:17 am
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Officials in a western New York town are bidding a sad farewell to an iconic 200-year-old tree. A public ceremony is planned Monday evening to commemorate the tree that towers over Copper Beech Park in the Rochester suburb of Pittsford. It's dying from a devastating fungus...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2017 file photo, US President Donald Trump, shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron, right, during a meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Brussels. Macron arrives Monday April 23, 2018 in Washington for the first state visit of Trump’s presidency. The two men have an unlikely friendship, despite strong differences on areas such as climate change. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
April 22, 2018 - 7:05 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is bringing an environmentally friendly gift to the White House when he visits President Donald Trump this week: a tree sapling. The young oak also has historical significance — it sprouted at a World War I battle site that became part of U.S. Marine...
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