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Amtrak passengers endured a 30-hour delay in Virginia after fallen trees blocked the track during winter storm

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Amtrak passengers traveling through Virginia were delayed for about 30 hours Monday night after trees downed during a winter storm blocked the train's path. About 120 passengers were on the Crescent Train 20 when i...

Cats and Christmas trees: Why pet experts say you shouldn’t scare them away

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Becca Richards is one of many TikTokers who have tested out this tree preservation hack. Her video from Nov. 28 has racked up more than 33.1 million views and shows her startling her cat Stella by pointing the large ...

Christmas tree retailer goes to great lengths to get trees amid ‘worst’ shortage in years

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"We've been impacted big time," Almost Heavenly Christmas Trees owner Matthew Gallery said, leading him to go to great lengths to get trees this season. "Our primary supplier that we work with could only supply us ab...

10,000 trees, including giant sequoias, are a hazard and must be removed in California, park officials say

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As fire crews work to contain the KNP Complex Fire that has destroyed many of California's iconic sequoia trees, it has been determined that 10,000 trees are a hazard and need to be removed. The wildfire that was sp...

Florida’s palm trees could become the next victim of the climate crisis

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When you think of Florida, beaches and palm trees come to mind. But what if those palm trees were slowly replaced with other trees? That could happen over time because of climate change, and communities in South Flo...

UK unveils its Net Zero Strategy with pledges for guilt-free flying, electric cars and more trees

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London The UK government on Tuesday unveiled its roadmap to reaching net zero emissions by 2050, putting new funds behind electric vehicles, sustainable aviation fuel and forests as carbon sinks, while boosting the r...

‘Halloween trees’: Social media users show off their eerie decorations

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Halloween decorations and Christmas decorations typically don’t have much in common, one being spooky and dark, while the other is bright and cheerful. Nevertheless, the two are being merged as part of the budding "H...

Windy Fire has destroyed more than two dozen giant sequoia trees — and that’s just an early assessment

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The Windy Fire in California is wreaking havoc on sequoia trees in Sequoia National Forest this week. Experts say fire has killed at least 29 of the giant trees, which can live for thousands of years. That toll is o...

Omaha-area storm downs trees, flips plane, leaves thousands without power

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Wind gusts as strong as 90 mph downed trees and power lines, sometimes onto cars, and caused property damage.  Even a small plane was blown upside-down, according to WOWT-TV in Omaha and photos shared on social media...

Gypsy moths are stripping trees bare in the Northeast. Here’s why the outbreak is so bad

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Mark Boltz-Robinson looks forward to growing apples and berries every year. The fruits go into pies, apple crisps and jams and other goodies that he sends to family in Germany. After the coronavirus pandemic, he'd ...

Terror in southern England as dozens of much-loved trees are felled in the dead of night

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London On a typical day, the picturesque district of Elmbridge would fit all the descriptors of any well-to-do English countryside locale: It's quiet, green and safe, a world away from the bustle of nearby London, an...

The UK’s space agency is hunting for ‘moon trees’ grown from seeds that went on the Apollo 14 lunar mission

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Fifty years ago, NASA's Apollo 14 completed the third crewed mission to the moon. On board the spacecraft as it landed in the Pacific Ocean on February 9, 1971, was some unusual cargo -- about 500 tree seeds. The s...

These doctors and nurses are celebrating the holiday season with Christmas trees adorned with PPE

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It has been a tough year, full of loss and hardship, social distancing and zoom calls. But doctors and nurses some are spreading holiday cheer with Christmas trees decorated with personal protective equipment. Kat...

Trees are losing their leaves earlier because of climate change

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Trees will start to shed their leaves earlier as the planet warms, a new study has suggested, contradicting previous assumptions that warming temperatures are delaying the onset of fall. Every year, in a process k...

An Iowa boy is selling baseball bats he makes from fallen trees to raise money for storm victims

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Want more inspiring, positive news? Sign up for The Good Stuff, a newsletter for the good in life. It will brighten your inbox every Saturday morning. After a powerful wind storm struck Iowa in August, the city o...

A Florida woman was attacked by a 10-foot alligator while trimming trees

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A Florida woman is recovering from injuries she received when she was attacked by a 10-foot, 4-inch alligator while trimming trees in Fort Myers. The 27-year-old woman was trimming by the edge of a lake near a count...

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