Woman’s Decades-Old Mosaic of Yard Rocks and Decorative Art Work May Have to Go

[ad_1] ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Iris Logan was having a hard time growing grass in the front yard of her St. Paul, Minnesota, home, so she covered the space with stones, statues and decorative art. More than 30 years later, it’s something of a local landmark. But to a city inspector, it’s a nuisance. … Read more

Climate Change Is Hastening the Demise of Pacific Northwest Forests

[ad_1] SHERWOOD, Ore. (AP) — Deep inside a forest in Oregon’s Willamette Valley stands a dead “Tree of Life.” Its foliage, normally soft and green, is tough and brown or missing altogether. Nonetheless, the tree’s reddish bark, swooping branches and thick, conical base identify it as the Pacific Northwest’s iconic western red cedar. Christine Buhl, … Read more