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Category: Problems :: Invasive Species
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Meet the bloody red shrimp, Lake Superior's newest invasive critter 17.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Bloody red shrimp are now in all of the Great Lakes. Monitoring continues but it doesn't appear the shrimp are spreading in Superior.
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Weekend events for Feb. 16-18 11.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Range across the Southland next weekend for a (belated) Valentine’s Day celebration, stargazing at an International Dark Sky Park and a volunteer stint meant to help native animals and plants,

Pismo Beach

Venture up the coast for the Valentine Wine Walk through the beach-side town. Check in to...

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Kala Ghoda fest: Natural heritage walk teaches Mumbaikars about history of city’s trees 6.2.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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University of Windsor researcher champions collaborative freshwater research project 10.1.2018 Environmental News Network
The Great Lakes will have a network of well-equipped guardians thanks to a plan hatched by a UWindsor researcher with funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation and Ontario’s Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science and Ministry of Economic Development and Growth.Aaron Fisk and his nine collaborators will receive $15.9 million for the Real-time Aquatic Ecosystem Observation Network (RAEON), a collaborative research project which will provide infrastructure and data management for Canadian scientists to carry-out cutting-edge research on freshwater ecosystems.
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Frog genome mapping sheds new light on environmental contaminants 9.1.2018 Environmental News Network
A University of Victoria molecular biologist has gained new insights into how environmental contaminants may disrupt thyroid systems. The discovery was made while assembling the genome of the North American bullfrog.Caren Helbing’s findings could help explain the mechanisms of early development, as well as how environmental contaminants cause thyroidrelated diseases and malfunctions.
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The Interior Department Has Cleared the Way for Energy Developers to Destroy Natural Habitats 6.1.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Just before Christmas, the Interior Department quietly rescinded an array of policies designed to elevate climate change and conservation in decisions on managing public lands, waters and wildlife. Order 3360, signed by Deputy Secretary David Bernhardt, explains […]
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The Delta Smelt heads for extinction, marking a half-century of failed California water policy 5.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

You might wish you had as much power to affect the environment and the economy as the Delta Smelt.

Enemies have blamed the tiny freshwater fish for putting farmers out of business across California’s breadbasket, forcing the fallowing of vast acres of arable land, creating double-digit unemployment...

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3 bad bugs the cold can help kill 4.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The extended cold snap may feel like bad news but there is an upside: it's killing off some of the insects that harm our trees and crops.
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What’s on MPR News today? 1/4/18 4.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Here's a list of guests and topics you'll hear today on MPR News.
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17 in ‘17: Coastal Highlights from a Landmark Year! 22.12.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
17 in ‘17: Coastal Highlights from a Landmark Year!
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Scientists set out to explore the Arctic’s fabled waters. But they could also alter its future. 22.12.2017 Washington Post
The researchers examining the icy waters of the Northwest Passage faced a dilemma: By mapping the region that’s only now becoming navigable because of climate change, they are helping to eventually facilitate more tourism and shipping, which could damage the pristine environment.
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Mapping frog genome is huge leap in identifying environmental contaminant effects on thyroid system 19.12.2017 Global Health and Wellness News - ENN
A University of Victoria molecular biologist has gained new insights into how environmental contaminants may disrupt thyroid systems, discovered while assembling the genome of the North American bullfrog.Caren Helbing’s findings could help explain the mechanisms of early development and metamorphosis, as well as how environmental contaminants cause thyroid-related diseases and malfunctions.
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Stopping the next wave of invasive species in Saskatchewan lakes 8.12.2017 Environmental News Network
Invasive species continue to be a critical threat to freshwater ecosystems in Saskatchewan and across North America.But the species that have yet to enter Saskatchewan waters might be of greatest concern.
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Belowground Fungal Interactions with Trees in Forests Help Explain Non-native Plant Invasions 1.12.2017 Environmental News Network
New research published by a team of scientists from the USDA Forest Service and Purdue University suggests that tiny soil fungi that help and are helped by trees may influence a forest’s vulnerability to invasion by non-native plants.
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Is the Ballona Wetlands restoration project truly a 'restoration'? 30.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Focusing on the possible discovery of a rare plant at the Ballona Wetlands ignores a number of other reasons why the “restoration” project should not occur. (“A rare plant and a renegade environmental activist could derail Ballona Wetlands restoration,” Nov. 23)

This is not a restoration,...

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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.
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