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Invasive Species

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

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.16.2015 | Arts

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 | Weird News

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 slith...

Ballast Water Battle in DC and Federal Court

Henry Henderson | Posted 10.19.2015 | 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 10.15.2015 | Science
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 08.05.2015 | Science
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 | Green

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 | Weird News

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 05.14.2015 | Taste
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 | Green

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 | Green

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

Why Did The Government Kill Thousands Of Starlings In Nevada?

AP | MARTIN GRIFFITH | Posted 05.24.2015 | Green

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Land owners surprised to discover tens of thousands of dead birds across the high desert are criticizing the federal government ov...

Biologists Using New Methods To Track Elusive Or Unwanted Species

AP | PHUONG LE | Posted 05.03.2015 | Green

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — When salmon, salamanders or other aquatic animals poop or shed skin cells, they leave behind traces of their DNA in the water...

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

Roger Germann | Posted 04.29.2015 | Green
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 | Healthy Living
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 | Taste

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 | Green

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 | Green

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 | Taste

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 | Green

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 | Green

Asian Carp If You Can't Beat 'Em, Eat 'Em » ...

Nick Visser

Eat The Enemy: The Delicious Solution To Menacing Asian Carp | Nick Visser | Posted 12.15.2014 | Green

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...

Lydia O'Connor

This Is One Of The Worst Things You Can Do With Your Pet Fish | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.13.2014 | Green

You may have had the best intentions when you emancipated your pet fish into the nearest lake, but setting your overgrown or unwanted aquatic pet free...

Maine's Invasive Crab Population Declines

AP | PATRICK WHITTLE | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Scientists say an explosion of invasive green crabs that threatens Maine's lucrative soft-shell clam industry appears to have...

USDA Works To Stop Import, Sale Of Illegal Giant African Snails

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 10.29.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collec...

How to Fix a Squirrel

Ken Thompson | Posted 10.28.2014 | Science
Ken Thompson

Earlier this year the UK government finally gave up on trying to control the American grey squirrel in the UK. Which prompts the question: Why has the grey squirrel been such a success in Britain?