User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-National
Category: Problems :: Invasive Species
Last updated: Sep 20 2019 15:32 IST RSS 2.0
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Can the gene editing technology CRISPR help reduce biodiversity loss worldwide? 20.9.2019
Though scientists are optimistic that CRISPR could help, they also emphasize caution and community engagement in order to get it right.
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Red Lake Nation confronts a new invader: zebra mussels 3.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Zebra mussels found earlier this year in Upper Red Lake are likely to spread to Lower Red Lake, threatening the reservation’s economic and spiritual core — and its massive walleye fishery. That’s left tribal leaders frustrated and angry.
Scientists studying effects of climate change, invasives in Minnesota -- plant by plant 27.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is establishing about 600 long-term monitoring sites in forests and prairies across the state. The goal is to monitor decades of landscape changes.
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Massive Burmese Python Close to 18 Feet Long Captured by Snake Hunter in Florida 27.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The reptile was the second largest snake ever removed by a member of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Python Action Team, the agency said.
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Monster Hybrid Tumbleweed Species Is Taking Over California, Scientists Warn 27.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Scientists say the invasive species Salsola ryanii may spread even further as a result of climate change.
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Great Lakes freighters may have to treat ballast water to curb invasive species 27.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
More than 20 years of federal and state efforts to regulate ballast water have slowed the introduction of new species to the Great Lakes. But those regulations exempt “lakers.” For now, no treatment system cost-effectively kills unwanted organisms in laker ballast water, but scientists are racing to find a solution — and test it — before regulators finalize the new rules.
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DNR staff: Agency leaders disregarding wildlife concerns in timber harvest plan 15.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Wildlife managers from across Minnesota say DNR leadership is mismanaging the upcoming timber harvest in a way that risks altering state forest lands for the animals that depend on them.
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Op-Ed: Will we ever have to ask, 'Where have all the flowers gone?' 4.8.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Whatever conservation means in the future, it will be less about yearning for the past and more about identifying the elements of nature we think we can save.

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Rare Bee Given Death Sentence by Government Officials Makes Daring Escape 30.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Its believed the rare osmia avosetta, native to Turkey and Iran, stowed away in a British family's luggage. Experts worry it could infect local species with disease.
Surf's up on Minnesota's hottest lake sport, but not everyone's on board 26.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Wakesurfing has been gaining popularity on Minnesota lakes — but it has plenty of detractors who say the boats used in the sport erode shorelines, affect water quality and disturb other lake users.
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On the North Shore, many hands work to help a dying forest 25.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A host of factors are laying waste to Minnesota’s northeastern forests. Today, many people are working to rebuild a forest that’s resilient to climate change, and resembling the famous features Minnesotans know and love.
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Artificial intelligence makes waves in seafood traceability 24.7.2019
From poaching to human rights infringements to the incursion of invasive species, AI promises to revolutionize tracking.
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In Hubbard Co., stopping lake invaders means not forgetting the beach toys 18.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In an effort to stave off the advance of invasive species in their lakes, advocates in Hubbard County want to make sure people are cleaning not only their boats and trailers, but their water gear and equipment, too.
Plan to dump 1.5 tons of rat poison on Farallon Islands to get Coastal Commission hearing 10.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A controversial plan to poison tens of thousands of invasive house mice on the rugged Farallon Islands will get a public hearing Wednesday before the California Coastal Commission.

The islands boast one of the world’s largest breeding colonies for seabirds, including the rare ashy storm petrel.

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The U.S. wants to dump 1.5 tons of rat poison on the Farallon Islands. Biologists say it’s for the best 7.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

For most humans, life on these jagged islands off the coast of San Francisco would be a nightmare: Waves lash the shore with treacherous force, the stench of guano fills the air, and the screech of seagulls is so loud that resident scientists wear earplugs to bed.

But wildlife thrive on “the Devil’s...

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Eyes under the water: Volunteers help Great Lakes scientists find invasives below 6.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
For years, researchers have been amassing hundreds of underwater videos of lake bottoms as they gather data from the depths. Now, they've asked volunteers to watch those videos and help them identify invasive species that appear in them.
Slender, Black and Slimy Parasite-carrying Creature Invades Texas Woman's Garden: 'They Are so Freaky' 4.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"There is no telling how many I have in my yard...They are so freaky," Pearland resident Marranda Ganucheau said.
Boulder County agencies fighting invasive American bullfrogs 3.7.2019 Denver Post: Local
Northern Colorado's local governments are now banding together in an effort to do something about the American bullfrog, an invasive species that is hurting the native northern leopard frog's chances of survival, on a regional scale.
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More Than 5,000 Turtles Found Smuggled in Luggage at Malaysia Airport 26.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Customs agents seized 5,255 baby red-eared slider turtles they found in the suitcases of two Indian men, who claimed they were selling the reptiles as pets.
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Weeks later, one more possible effect of spring flooding: Invasive carp 22.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Four invasive carp were found in southeastern Minnesota rivers this month, and the state Department of Natural Resources says this spring's flooding and high water could have eased their journey upstream.
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