| Oct 4, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Through a happy accident involving a pair of high-attitude balloons, Clark Magnet High School students have detailed images of the mountains charred by the 2009 Station Fire, allowing them to study how well the area is recovering.
The group, working...
| May 29, 2013
| 7:10 AM
It's been called by one bitter antagonist possibly "the worst alien invader the USA has ever encountered. The invasions are widespread and the damage reports are coming in from all our states."
A Westport victim warns that it "spread like wildfire......
| Jul 8, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Forget the John Deere tractor: giant island tortoises make the best lawn mowers, according to a new study.
In an effort to control the alien plants that had dominated a small island in the Indian Ocean for decades, scientists introduced two types of...
| Jul 13, 2013
Kim Hunter pulled into her parents' driveway with her year-old kids in tow.
Mariah and Portia jumped from the back seat and immediately started noshing on some high grass.
Mariah and Portia are goats, part of a herd of about 100 that Hunter owns and...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:04 PM
My neighbor said she will give me a plant that had white flowers with four petals and a center that sticks up like a skinny green nose. Leaves are a pointy heart shape. It filled in a huge bare area for her, but she doesn't know the name.
| Jan 3, 2013
Invasive Japanese Knotweed While weeds and pests in the garden can be frustrating and time consuming, invasive species can wreak havoc on natural ecosystems. Invasive plants are non-native and once introduced into a new environment, outcompete native...
| Feb 19, 2011
| 5:07 PM
Irvine Ranch and UC Irvine researchers are undergoing a project that examines the ranch's native plant communities and its potentially threatening, non-native plant species.
The research project is the first launched that's part of a five-year, $1-...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 4:02 PM
The Bolsa Chica Land Trust has unveiled an ambitious plan for the restoration of the lower bench of the Bolsa Chica mesa, one that officials hope could work as a model for natural habitat restoration statewide.
The Trust entered into an agreement in...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 4:02 PM
So much to talk about. So little space. We'll do this edition of the Friday Files in rapid-fire fashion, somehow managing to connect the NBA All-Star game to killer bees.
With an NBA strike looming, Orlando is now worried it won't get to host the 2012...
| Apr 17, 2011
| 10:00 PM
Even with the storms that moved through North Texas last week, we are still dealing with a severe drought.
"We need to be conscious and aware of our water use," said Denise Hickey of the North Texas Municipal Water District.
Water levels are...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 4:22 PM
El Morro exceeds Jog-a-Thon goal
On April 15, El Morro Elementary School students got to taste the fruit of their accomplishments with free ice cream in honor of raising $50,000 with their annual Jog-a-Thon.
An ice cream truck came to the school...