User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-National
Category: Problems :: Invasive Species
Last updated: Nov 14 2017 16:59 IST RSS 2.0
 
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'Super invader' tree hits South, but flea beetle may be hero 14.11.2017 AP National
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The tallow tree, a "super invader" with toxic leaves and no natural enemies in North America, is conquering the South....
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15,000 Scientists in 184 Countries Warn About Negative Global Environmental Trends 13.11.2017 Environmental News Network
Human well-being will be severely jeopardized by negative trends in some types of environmental harm, such as a changing climate, deforestation, loss of access to fresh water, species extinctions and human population growth, scientists warn in today’s issue of BioScience, an international journal.
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Help track mosquitoes with your smartphone 7.11.2017 TreeHugger
Calling all citizen scientists! Stanford needs your help monitoring the disease-spreading insects.
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Arlington’s exotic-species rules strike the right balance 3.11.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Arlington’s exotic-species rules strike the right balance
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'Vampire of the Great Lakes' still haunts Lake Superior fish 31.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The sea lamprey has been one of the most destructive nonnative species to invade the Great Lakes. While a control program has helped revive fish populations, lamprey numbers are on the rebound in Lake Superior.
New website helps measure Great Lakes restoration progress 28.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The site will provide information about projects involving aquatic invasive species, coastal wetlands, maritime transportation, phosphorus control and source water protection.
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Experts say damage done to wetlands is beyond repair 5.10.2017 Pune – The Indian Express
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Non-Native Species From Japanese Tsunami Aided by Unlikely Partner: Plastics 29.9.2017 Environmental News Network
A new study appearing this week in Science reports the discovery of a startling new role of plastic marine debris -- the transport of non-native species in the world's oceans.
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Plastic junk brought invasive species to U.S. after Japan's 2011 tsunami 29.9.2017 Washington Post
Marine debris became like “traveling villages,” one biologist said, where animals raise generations of young.
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Hawaii experts study snails to combat rat lungworm disease 25.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — About 200 snails on Maui Island are being tested for rat lungworm disease in an attempt to track the mollusks that caused an unparalleled outbreak on the island this year. The Maui News reported (http://bit.ly/2xCAbOS ) Sunday that from January to March, Maui tallied six of the state’s 16 total cases […]
Minnesota researchers studying aquatic invasive species 24.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Scientists at the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus are growing aquatic invasive species to help policymakers figure out how to fight the invaders. The Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center had an open house on Sept. 13 to show the public some of 30 projects, Minnesota Public Radio News […]
Inside a St. Paul lab's battle against aquatic invaders 22.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research opened its doors to the public last week to highlight a few of its projects during its annual AIS Showcase.
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Zebra mussel puts Lake Harriet in Mpls. on infested waters list 22.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
State conservation officials say they haven't found any more of the invasive pests in Harriet, one of the Twin Cities' best-known lakes. The DNR says treatment isn't needed "at this time."
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Arlingtonians can keep their wild pets, but most new ones prohibited 20.9.2017 Washington Post
Arlingtonians can keep their wild pets, but most new ones prohibited
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Upper Peninsula environment is theme of event at university 13.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — A university in the Upper Peninsula is offering a daylong event to learn about the natural resources of the region. Two environmental groups are sponsoring an event Saturday called Celebrate the U.P. Sault Ste. Marie. There will be speakers and hands-on opportunities at Lake Superior State University. The Evening […]
China's Newest Invasive Species: the Free-Range Skate Rat 12.9.2017 Wall St. Journal: World
Globetrotting skateboarders flock to lavish new stone monuments in booming inland cities to enjoy epic shredding, oblivious security guards . ‘Magnets in his shoes’
Schumer: $900k to battle invasive species in Finger Lakes 10.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — The Finger Lakes are getting almost $900,000 in federal funding to help battle invasive species. Sen. Charles Schumer says the Environmental Protection Agency is awarding almost $600,000 to the Finger Lakes Institute to help control a recently discovered Hydrilla infestation in Cayuga Lake. The fast-growing aquatic weed can make boating […]
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EXCHANGE: Invasive species at wildlife refuge being removed 8.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

MARION, Ill. (AP) — Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge is undergoing something of a face-lift by subtraction and addition. Substantial tracts of autumn olive, an exotic invasive species, are being removed. At the same time, other areas of the refuge are being transformed by the planting of native grasses. Much of the autumn olive eradication […]
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Grant to fund planting of bee-friendly flora in Missouri 8.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — It is a bleak time to be a bee, and that’s bad news for humans. The insects’ population is declining in North America, the result of shrinking habitats and pesticide use, raising alarm about the future of species that play a key role in the production of fruits and vegetables. The […]
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Wildfire and Invasive Species Drives Increasing Size and Cost of Public Land Restoration Efforts 7.9.2017 Environmental News Network
An examination of long-term data for lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management finds that land treatments in the southwestern United States are increasingly large, expensive and related to fire and invasive species control.The study, recently published in Restoration Ecology, reveals an extensive legacy of land management decisions and provides new insight on strategies to increase future treatment efficacy in an extremely water-limited region.
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