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2012-09-04 10:23:18

HOUSTON, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) surpassed the 3 million mark with its popular tree giveaway program, announcing Tuesday it awarded nearly 500,000 more trees to communities in 2012. Since donating its first seedling in 2005, Apache has awarded 3.2 million trees to nonprofit organizations in 16 states through grants from its philanthropic affiliate in an effort to enrich the communities where the company operates. That first year, the Apache...

2009-09-22 18:31:49

Texas wildlife officials have released 360 Houston toads born and raised in the Houston Zoo, hoping they can replenish the wild population. A total of 140 toads were delivered Monday evening to Bastrop State Park in Bastrop County east of Austin. The rest were released in suitable habitat in Austin County, west of Houston. At this point, it's triage, Michael Forstner, a Texas State University-San Marcos biologist, told The Austin American-Statesman. The population is still declining. The...