- 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.
- 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.
- Lava remains stalled near Hawaii shopping center
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Lava that was creeping close to a shopping center on Hawaii's Big Island remains stalled about 700 yards from the complex.
- 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.