What does a bear do in the Alaska woods? Disperse seeds

Feb 17, 2018

A study of bears and berries has determined that the big animals are the main dispersers of fruit seeds in southeast Alaska

Science Says: Are poinsettias poisonous? Some holiday truths

Dec 20, 2017

Poinsettia plants aren't really poisonous and snowflakes can contain bacteria: holiday myths and truths

'Super invader' tree hits South, but flea beetle may be hero

Nov 14, 2017

Beetle may help southern states control the Chinese tallow, a 'super invader' tree with toxic leaves and no U.S. predators

Some flowers create blue halo to say hello to foraging bees

Oct 18, 2017

Scientists say some flowers produce a blue halo, apparently to catch the attention of foraging bees

Northern Michigan University offers marijuana degree

Oct 14, 2017

A university in Michigan is offering an unusual degree _ in marijuana

Scientists: Ash tree species pushed to brink of extinction

Sep 14, 2017

Five prominent species of ash tree in the eastern U.S. have been driven to the brink of extinction from years of lethal attack by a beetle

Scientists: Future of oldest tree species on Earth in peril

Sep 14, 2017

Researchers say a type of tree famous for having the longest lifespan on Earth is losing a slow-motion race to the top of mountains across the Western United States

Seeding the future? 'Ark' preserves rare, threatened plants

Sep 10, 2017

Seeds from hundreds of rare plant species around New England are being collected and frozen inside a "seed ark" for future use

The US West had a snowy winter, so why the fiery summer?

Sep 8, 2017

Wildfires are chewing across dried-out Western forests and grassland, putting 2017 on track to be among the worst fire seasons in a decade

GE closing Rochester plant, work being moved to China

Aug 9, 2017

General Electric says it will close its manufacturing facility in Rochester next year and move the work to China

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