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Invasive Species

How biological control agents could get invasive stinging wasps to buzz off

The Conversation Africa | Posted 02.07.2017 | Home
The Conversation Africa

Carolien van Zyl, Stellenbosch University South Africa is home to a number of invasive insect species. One such species, the Vespula germanica (Germa...

Hunt Underway For 10-Foot Snake Seen Feeding Near Playground

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 06.29.2016 | Home

Maine authorities have been searching day and night for a giant snake -- reportedly the length of a truck -- that they spotted slithering near a park ...

Wild, Domestic, Sustainable, Traceable, and Affordable

Sea to Table | Posted 06.12.2016 | Home
Sea to Table

The US exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the ocean is the world's largest, and American fishery management is the world's best. Yet more than 90% of al...

OK, Who Put 'Man-Eating' Nile Crocodiles In Florida?

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 05.20.2016 | Home

If you’ve thought that crocodiles in Florida were looking a little bigger and uh, hungrier for people lately, you may be onto something. Three repti...

Freshwater Crayfish: The Forgotten Invaders Wreaking Havoc Across Africa

The Conversation Africa | Posted 04.30.2016 | Home
The Conversation Africa

Ana Luisa Nunes, Stellenbosch University When invasive species are discussed, most people think of plants, birds and perhaps a few mammals. But Afric...

Great Lakes Commission Discusses Important Regional Issues at Semi-Annual Meeting in Washington

Roger Germann | Posted 03.17.2016 | Home
Roger Germann

Photo by Great Lakes Commission (@GLCommission) Shedd Aquarium had several of our team members in Washington at the end of February, all working towa...

Cats as Invasive Species? The Less-Known Facts About Their Wildlife Impact

Charles Knapp, Ph.D. | Posted 02.25.2017 | Home
Charles Knapp, Ph.D.

Across the U.S., there are an estimated 50,000 species that are non-native to their environments, 4,300 of which are considered "invasive" by the U.S....

The Dangerous Beauty Of One Of The World's Most Invasive Plants

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.16.2015 | Home

Kudzu are a breed of spiraling, scaling, spreading vines native to Japan. The plants are, according to legend, the most invasive plant species in the ...

This 9-Foot-Long Anaconda Was Found Slithering In Florida

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 12.03.2015 | Home

A 9-foot-long green anaconda, known for being the largest snake species in the world, was euthanized Monday in Florida after being found freely slithe...

Ballast Water Battle in DC and Federal Court

Henry Henderson | Posted 10.18.2016 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

To be clear, the industry does not want debate on this issue because they do not want public involvement at all.

Scientific Collections: Threats to Species Survival or an Easy Scapegoat?

Luiz A. Rocha | Posted 10.15.2016 | Home
Luiz A. Rocha

While debate in science is vital, some criticisms erroneously conflate the individual rights of a single specimen with species survival, vastly overstate the impact of scientific collections on populations, and minimize the specimen's value in helping us understand the natural world.

Silence on the Suez

Juli Berwald | Posted 08.05.2016 | Home
Juli Berwald

In the Suez Canal's first fifty years, ten Red Sea species traveled to the Mediterranean. In its second fifty years, the number increased nearly ten-fold. Today, the number of Red Sea species in the Mediterranean is 447, the majority migrated in the last forty years as the Canal became wider, deeper, and less salty.

One Of The World's 'Worst' Invasive Species Has Been Found In Florida

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 06.23.2015 | Home

A worm called one of the world's "worst" invasive species by conservationists has been found in the United States for the first time, an international...

This Weird Walking Fish Might Be Trouble For Australia

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 06.08.2015 | Home

That's one small step for a fish, one giant problem for Australia. Australia has its fair share of imposing animals, but researchers say that a no...

Invasive Plant Recipe: Japanese Knotweed Fruit Leather

Rebecca Louie | Posted 05.14.2016 | Home
Rebecca Louie

I've learned that Japanese Knotweed is a delicious edible, tasting of green apples and rhubarb with a light vegetal note.

Wilma The Wild Pig Thinks She's A Polo Horse

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 04.20.2015 | Home

Meet Wilma. She’s a feral pig who wandered onto a polo field in Hawaii and never looked back. After leaving her piglet brothers and sisters, Wilm...

Yes, There Are Thousands Of Goldfish In This Lake

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.08.2015 | Home

It may look like a hallucination, but there are indeed thousands of goldfish in this Boulder, Colorado, lake. COURTESY OF COLORADO PARKS AND WILDL...

All Roads Lead to the Great Lakes: How Invasive Species Get Here & Ways You Can Help

Roger Germann | Posted 04.29.2015 | Home
Roger Germann

For anglers, sometimes bait is the key to a catch, but did you ever stop to think that your bait could become an invader?

On Hunting and Sacred Space

Stacy Bare | Posted 04.20.2015 | Home
Stacy Bare

There is indeed beauty everywhere. I can hear many birds and even the hogs at a distance. It's quite of man. Still and beautiful at dusk...There is something very wonderful in sitting this still in the woods, high in a tree.

Kristen Aiken

Eating These Berries Can Save The Environment AND Fight Cancer | Kristen Aiken | Posted 12.22.2014 | Home

How do you stop an invasive species? You eat it.

James Gerken

A More Sustainable Alternative To Your Pork Chops | James Gerken | Posted 12.20.2014 | Home

This story is part of "Eat The Enemy," a HuffPost series on edible invasive species, non-native plants and animals you can help contain from the comfo...

Nick Visser

As Jellyfish Bloom, So Do Appetites Overseas | Nick Visser | Posted 12.18.2014 | Home

This story is part of "Eat The Enemy," a HuffPost series on edible invasive species, non-native plants and animals you can help contain from the comfo...

Alison Spiegel

How To Fight The Bullfrog Invasion With Your Tastebuds | Alison Spiegel | Posted 12.20.2014 | Home

Justin Warner of Do or Dine makes frogs legs look better than you could ever imagine.

Katherine Boehrer

Eat The Enemy: 3 Ways To Cook Lionfish, The New King Of The Underwater Jungle | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 12.16.2014 | Home

This story is part of "Eat The Enemy," a HuffPost series on edible invasive species, non-native plants and animals you can help contain from the comfo...

Helping The Planet, And Your Appetite, By Dining On Invasive Species

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 12.20.2014 | Home

Asian Carp If You Can't Beat 'Em, Eat 'Em » Lionfish The New King Of...