Climate change affects northern forests
Global warming is having an impact on Minnesota's northern boreal forest. In a warming climate, the north woods pine, aspen and fur trees will eventually give way to hardwoods, like maple and oak. But a Duluth researcher says we might need a more hands-on forest management to keep a healthy forest in place, but others are sceptical.7:50 a.m.
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Republicans Look Ahead to Florida
With the South Carolina and Nevada contests behind them, the Republican presidential candidates are turning their attention to Florida. But there still isn't a clear frontrunner in the race. Presidential hopefuls John McCain and Mitt Romney each have two wins. And Mike Huckabee is vowing to continue his bid for the country's highest office, while Rudy Giuliani also plans to make a stand in Florida.
Democrats Head to South Carolina
Democratic presidential contenders are storming South Carolina on the heels of the Nevada caucuses. South Carolina's first-in-the-South primary is considered pivotal for both parties. For Democrats, next Saturday's contest is the first time they will see a significant African-American vote.
Muslim Women Behind Wall of Silence in Germany
Tens of thousands of uneducated Muslim women are physically living in Germany but leading lives of isolation and violence in their homes. Many seek solace in religion. By reaching out to these women, Germany hopes to facilitate the integration of a larger Muslim community.
Study: Caffeine Can Increase Miscarriage Risk
Limiting caffeine during pregnancy is standard advice. But a new study sheds light on how much may be too much. More than 200 milligrams of caffeine a day can double a woman's chance of miscarriage, according to the study.
Jena Demonstrations Planned
A white supremacist group in Jena, La., home of the Jena Six, plans to demonstrate Monday in opposition to the celebration of the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. They are also against the Jena Six, the black teenagers accused of beating a white schoolmate shortly after a noose was hung on a tree at their high school. Others may protest against the demonstrations.
Kansas Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.
The Kansas African American Museum in Wichita held its annual celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. on Saturday. The event was filled with music, dance, awards for volunteer work and a recitation of the historic "I Have a Dream" speech.
Photographer Chronicles Martin Luther King Murals
For more than 30 years, Camilo Jose Vergara has photographed murals of Martin Luther King Jr. found in inner-city neighborhoods around America. The paintings are sometimes faded or obscured, but all convey the reverence with which the artists treated their subject.
Library of Congress Looks for Help on Photo Labels
The Library of Congress is uploading a photo archive to Flickr, a popular Internet photo-sharing Web site. The photo archive includes thousands of historical photographs. Many are already on the library's own Web site, but it hopes the public will help them label the photos on Flickr for easier accessibility.
Internet Scammers Find a New Approach
Anyone who has an e-mail address has probably received a ton of spam. But Internet scammers have found a new way to try to steal your money. Now they threaten your life.