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Last Year’s Drought May Spur Oak Decline in Tennessee

Last Year's Drought May Spur Oak Decline in Tennessee

Oak decline is a slow-acting disease complex that involves the interaction of several factors such as climate, site quality, and advancing tree age. No single cause is responsible for the decline. Trees that are greater than 70 years of age ...

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Sevierville Holding Middle Creek Greenway Grand Opening

Sevierville Holding Middle Creek Greenway Grand Opening

The annual City Arbor Day Celebration is scheduled for Friday and will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of Middle Creek Greenway and presentation of the City’s Tree City USA Award. The event will begin at 11 a.m. on ...

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Public Asked to Report Sightings of Pygmy Rattlesnakes in Tennessee

Public Asked to Report Sightings of Pygmy Rattlesnakes in Tennessee

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is assisting wildlife biologists at Tennessee State University in research to determine the distribution of pygmy rattlesnakes in Tennessee. The pygmy rattlesnake (Sistrurus miliarius) is listed as a threatened species in Tennessee and the research ...

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The Ugly Truth of Wildlife Trafficking: Alcatraz East Exhibit Opening Soon

The Ugly Truth of Wildlife Trafficking: Alcatraz East Exhibit Opening Soon

The Pigeon Forge attraction Alcatraz East will host a new temporary exhibit focused on illegal wildlife trafficking. When a Minnesota-based dentist paid $54,000 to trophy hunt in Zimbabwe in 2015 with a professional guide, he unknowingly was about to kill ...

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Ripley’s Aquarium Celebrates Birth of Baby Penguins on World Penguin Day

Ripley’s Aquarium Celebrates Birth of Baby Penguins on World Penguin Day

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is celebrating the birth of its 3rd and 4th African Black-Footed Baby Penguin on World Penguin Day, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. “The new baby brother penguins are Benny Hill born on February 17 weighing in ...

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Gatlinburg Earth Week “Going Green” with New Events

Gatlinburg Earth Week "Going Green" with New Events

Each spring when the mountains turn green, Gatlinburg celebrates “Going Green” in a big way during the annual Gatlinburg Earth Week Celebration. The week-long celebration running Monday, April 17 to Saturday, April 21, 2017, presented by Hilton Garden Inn Gatlinburg, ...

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UT Students Exhibiting Sculptures in ‘The Art of Recycling’

UT Students Exhibiting Sculptures in 'The Art of Recycling'

Sculptures created by 11 University of Tennessee art students that incorporate materials provided by steel recycler Gerdau will be on public display April 6-19, 2017 at the Knoxville Convention Center. “The Art of Recycling” sculpture exhibition celebrates April’s National Recycling ...

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Smokies Invites Public Comment on Cades Cove Solar Project

Smokies Invites Public Comment on Cades Cove Solar Project

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials invite the public to comment on a proposed sustainable energy project through March 20, 2017. The National Park Service is proposing a solar power system to support the electrical power needs of the Cable ...

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Gatlinburg New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show and Ball Drop to Carry On

Gatlinburg New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show and Ball Drop to Carry On as Usual

The celebration of New Year’s Eve in Gatlinburg will carry on as usual this year to ring in 2017. After receiving notification that the burn ban was being lifted in the area, Gatlinburg officials announced the traditional fireworks display and ...

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