User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-National
Category: Problems :: Invasive Species
Last updated: Sep 25 2017 13:46 IST RSS 2.0
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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 ( ) 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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More than 160,000 non-native Atlantic salmon escaped into Washington waters in fish farm accident 3.9.2017 LA Times: Nation

Documents filed with state regulators show that a fish farm that broke apart Aug. 19 in the San Juan Islands released more than 160,000 farm-raised Atlantic salmon into Washington state waters — far more than the original estimate — and that the holding pen for the fish was “due for complete replacement.”

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After Atlantic salmon spill, fish farms’ future under attack on both sides of border 1.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

Cooke Aquaculture Pacific knew its Cypress Island facility was “vulnerable” before the spill that sent tens of thousands of invasive Atlantic salmon into Puget Sound. Now, the future of Atlantic salmon farming in Washington is in doubt.
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Changes to lock and dam aimed at stopping invasive carp 30.8.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The relatively small adjustments in the spillway gate operation will prevent movement by adult carp without affecting barge traffic, the Corps of Engineers said in a news release.
Tiny mussel larvae in Green Mountain Reservoir signals big threat to all Colorado water 30.8.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
After scientists concluded tiny squiggles in samples of Green Mountain Reservoir water were dangerous mussel larvae, Colorado bumped up its war against a worst-case scenario that threatens fisheries, power generation, water quality, water distribution, access and recreation across the state.
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Winter Cold Used To Kill Off Forest-Eating Beetles. Not Anymore. 29.8.2017 Green on
Climate change could spread Southern pine beetles as far north as Canada, a new study finds.
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3 hikers stranded overnight rescued from Roan Plateau 29.8.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Garfield County Search and Rescue retrieved three hikers from Anvil Points in a two-day mission over the weekend.
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Invasive mussel larvae found in Green Mountain Reservoir, prompting decontamination procedures for all boats 29.8.2017 Denver Post: Outdoors
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has found invasive quagga mussel larvae in Green Mountain Reservoir in Summit County, prompting aggressive decontamination policies to prevent the growth and spread of the invasive species.
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Group to sue after farmed salmon spill into Puget Sound 26.8.2017 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- A conservation group plans to sue after net pens at a salmon farm in Washington state collapsed, spilling thousands of Atlantic salmon into Puget Sound....
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Washington Declares Open Season On Escaped Aquaculture Salmon 24.8.2017 NPR Health Science
State wildlife officials have asked the public to catch as many of the non-native Atlantic salmon as they can after an estimated 5,000 escaped from an aquaculture farm.
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