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Ontario takes a stand against invasive species

Invasive species control costs the economy of Ontario tens of millions of dollars annually. The impact these foreign invaders make on the ecology and the environment is often irreparable, if not irreversible. Ontario is doing something about the problem.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Asian carp: The other white fish

Asian carp were imported to the United States in the 1970's to control algae in aquaculture ponds. But much like the mongoose that was imported to the Hawaii islands to control rats, the carp proliferated and are now an invasive, nuisance species.
In the Media by W. Mark Dendy - 19 comments

Op-Ed: The jellyfish invasion spreads deadly Irukandji around the world

Sydney - The Australian Irukandji jellyfish is the most venomous creature on Earth. Its appearance in places as far apart as Cape Town and Florida isn’t good news . Unlike other jellyfish, this species is a real environmental hazard.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 7 comments

Fisherman catches 84-pound blue catfish in Potomac River

An Oregon man was fishing in Maryland's Potomac River waters and caught a huge blue catfish, its size was a record-setter in the state.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 8 comments

Canadian province of B.C. to have Snakehead fish ban by fall

The nasty snakehead fish, or Frankenfish, will soon be against the law to bring into the Canadian province of British Columbia. The plan to ban the fishes import comes on the heels of the removal of one from a Burnaby lagoon.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 5 comments

Report: World bee decline signals ‘sixth major extinction’

Geneva - A new report on honey bee and pollinator decline indicates a “sixth major extinction” of biological diversity is currently underway, caused by habitat loss, pollution, pest invasion, and disease, leading to ecosystem havoc vital to human livelihood.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 3 comments

Guilt-free fashion fur but only if you are wearing swamp rat Special

New Orleans - Can fashion fur ever be guilt free? Apparently yes, but only if you are wearing swamp rat. A project in Louisiana is turning the invasive species nutria into high fashion.
Digital Journal Report by Lynn Morris - 8 comments

Genetically modified canola found growing wild in Dakota Special

Pittsburgh - A University of Arkansas researcher has found genetically modified canola growing wild in Dakota -- in addition, she found two different GM varieties had interbred to produce a completely new GM canola.
Digital Journal Report by Stephanie Dearing - 8 comments

New Study Looks at Causes for Surge of Invasive Species

Whether plants, animals, or fungi, invasive alien species appear to be on some kind of massive move. In Europe alone some 11,000 alien invasive species have been identified. The question is why, and why now?
In the Media by Martin Laine

Rock Snot Spreading Like a Real-Life Blob

An algae that forms a gobby, gooey mess is acting like the central feature of the 1950s horror flick “The Blob,” slowly spreading around the world, choking the life out of many pristine waterways. Experts say there is no way to control or eradicate it
In the Media by Martin Laine - 2 comments
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California: Citrus trees threatened by Greening Disease

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May 11, 2013 by Barbara McPherson - 1 comment

Florida: Miami slimed by Giant Snails

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Apr 21, 2013 by Barbara McPherson - 1 comment


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