SPOKANE — Officials in Washington state said Thursday they had destroyed the first Asian giant hornet nest of the season, which was located near the town of Blaine along the Canadian border.

BLAINE — Authorities say they have found the first Asian giant hornet nest of 2021 in a rural area in Washington state, about a quarter-mile from where a resident reported seeing one of the hornets earlier this month.

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JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — For Sue Mills, it was simultaneously concerning and reassuring for her staff to find a quagga mussel attached to a boat that was about to hit the water in Yellowstone National Park.

In the past two years, three U.S. juries have awarded multimillion-dollar verdicts to plaintiffs who asserted that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, gave them non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system. Bayer, a German chemical company, bought Roundup’s inventor, Monsant…

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture has confirmed the presence of Eurasian watermilfoil, an aquatic noxious weed, in Blue Heart Spring near Box Canyon on the Snake River. ISDA’s recent investigation and sampling confirmed the presence of both Andean watermilfoil, a native species, and …

HAGERMAN, Idaho (AP) — Two types of aquatic plants have been growing at the bottom of Blue Heart Springs in Idaho, threatening the tourist destination’s blue waters by obscuring the sand below and turning the water green, environmental officials said.

SALT LAKE CITY — Since 1993 the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) Invasive Insect Program has taken extensive measures to exclude Japanese beetle from the state. Japanese beetle is a destructive, invasive pest that feeds on the foliage of over 300 different plants, including man…

Scientists removed 98 so-called murder hornets from a nest discovered near the Canadian border in Washington state over the weekend, including 13 that were captured live in a net, the state Department of Agriculture said Monday.