By Devin Conley/ CRONKITE NEWS

PHOENIX – David Barnard felt a pain in his chest. His vision blurry and his left arm limp, he turned to his friend.

“We need to go to the hospital now,” Barnard said.

“I was scared to death,” Barnard said. “I had just been in the gym that... Read more

By Chris Benincaso/Cronkite News

PHOENIX – Even a cactus has limits.

The Arizona icon of desert survival can’t always take the heat. Record-breaking temperatures that draw shudders and international attention also have been rough on many types of succulents.

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Scientists announced a mind-boggling 18,000 newly discovered plants and creatures for 2016. And each year, State University of New York’s Environmental Science and Forestry through its international selection committee picks the best of the best of these discoveries to make their annual Top 10... Read more

Weather conditions have led to an explosion of creepy crawlies—tick populations are booming across New England states!

Last year, a short drought helped keep tick numbers down. The little eight-legged bloodsuckers thrive when humidity levels rise above 85 percent. And with the... Read more

Check Out Boomer Bear’s Top 5 List of absolutely amazing animals—and some of them may even call your backyard home! 

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