- Conservationists, loggers team up on forest health
JOHN DAY, Ore. (AP) — Logs are piled high in the yard of the Malheur Lumber Co. mill in this small town in northeastern Oregon, ready to be sawed into lumber. Steam pours out of the stacks. Trucks loaded with logs roll in.
- Scientists target mess from Christmas tree needles
NEW YORK (AP) — The presents are unwrapped. The children's shrieks of delight are just a memory. Now it's time for another Yuletide tradition: cleaning up the needles that are falling off your Christmas tree.
- Bear loose in suburban Phoenix is finally wrangled
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona wildlife managers say they believe the black bear that was spotted twice this week in a Phoenix suburb but eluded capture finally has been caught.
- Hawaii lava stalls just short of shopping center
HONOLULU (AP) — Call it a holiday gift from Pele.
- Wildlife groups seek help for California owl
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Loggers cutting down forests burned in wildfires could bring about the extinction of California spotted owls, wildlife advocates said Tuesday as they sought protection for the birds under the federal Endangered Species Act.
- Elusive black bear spotted again in Phoenix suburb
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A black bear that caused a stir when it ran through a field in a Phoenix suburb has been spotted again, a state wildlife official said Tuesday.
- Nevada, feds to study nuke-waste burial in state
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada and the federal Energy Department announced Tuesday they've formalized a panel to study contentious issues including whether radioactive material from a World War II-era plant in Tennessee will be buried at a former nuclear weapons proving ground north of Las Vegas.
- Stanford students design paddles to climb glass
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stanford University students have created paddles that help humans scale glass walls like a gecko.
- Arizona to change drugs it uses in executions
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona officials said Monday they have been cleared of any wrongdoing in an execution this year that lasted nearly two hours, but they are nevertheless changing the drugs they use to put inmates to death.
- Loose bear eludes capture in Phoenix suburb
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities called off the search Monday for a black bear that caused a stir when it was spotted running through an alfalfa field on the eastern edge of metropolitan Phoenix.
- Mayor invites Obama to see Hawaii lava flow
HONOLULU (AP) — The mayor of Hawaii's Big Island is inviting President Barack Obama to view lava from an active volcano that has flowed into a rural town.
- Correction: Marijuana Research story
DENVER (AP) — In a story Dec. 17 about marijuana research, The Associated Press reported erroneously reported Marcel Bonn-Miller's profession. He is a psychologist, not a psychiatrist. Also, while he works with the Veterans Administration, his lab is not part of the VA.