News tagged with great smoky mountains

Expert discusses causes of the Tennessee wildfires

Wildfires raged recently through the foothills of Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains, fueled by severe drought and high winds in the eastern part of the state. The fires damaged or destroyed more than 1,400 structures, including ...

dateDec 13, 2016 in Environment
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The ecology and economics of autumn leaves

Beyond pumpkin flavored everything, autumn is big business in some parts of the United States. And the main draw are the leaves themselves. In New England alone, tourists venturing to witness the change-in-color, a hobby ...

dateOct 11, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Where birds fly offers clues to man

Each December a hardy flock of birdwatchers scatters across Mecklenburg County in North Carolina for the National Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count, which has tracked bird movements for more than a century.

dateMay 11, 2011 in Ecology
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Science, bugs team up to fight hemlock-eating pest

(AP) -- For nearly 60 years, scientists have watched helplessly as a war of bug vs. hemlock played out from Georgia to Maine. Now they've got a new weapon in their arsenal - another bug - and say the tide is turning, at ...

dateJan 04, 2011 in Ecology
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