Posts Tagged Animals

George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles

Visitors walk past a plaque marking the George Harrison Tree, in Griffith Park on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed by beetles. The pine grew to more than 12 feet tall before succumbing to a bark beetle infestation and removed last month. (AP Photo)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed — by beetles.

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Alligator season catches on in Mississippi

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Alligator hunting season has become one of the hottest sports in Mississippi.

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Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

This June 18, 2009 file photo shows cows grazing in Rock County, Neb.   Compared to the other animal proteins, beef produces five times more heat-trapping gases connected to global warming per calorie, puts out six times as much nitrogen for water pollution, takes 11 times more water for irrigation and uses 28 times the land, according to the study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  (AP Photo/Bill Wolf, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.

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Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

In this July 2, 2014 photo, vacationer Mark McCurdy, of Everett, Mass., examines shark-themed clothing at the Chatham Clothing Bar in Chatham, Mass. Growing sightings of great white sharks off Cape Cod are generating business for local entrepreneurs as residents and tourists seek a glimpse of the offshore predators -- or purchase their shark-themed memorabilia and apparel. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — Great white sharks are having an unusual effect on Cape Cod this summer, and many a merchant is going to need a bigger wallet.

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Exploring the islands of Cross Lake

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — What better way to spend a warm summer evening in July than exploring the 8,575 acres of Cross Lake with its many islands, inlets and wildlife. The body of water not only supplies drinking water to the city of Shreveport, it also provides recreational opportunities and a home for myriad species of birds.

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