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Invasive Species

Early Spring: A Not-So-Early Warning

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

After a long winter who wouldn't welcome an early onset of warmer weather, daffodils and, here in Washington, cherry blossoms? Isn't that a good thing? The short answer is no. Before becoming completely intoxicated by spring fever, let's consider some of the drawbacks.

New Study Reveals Who Brought Mice To America

| Posted 03.19.2012 | Science

Four-legged stowaways hitched a ride aboard the wooden 10th- and 11th-century Viking ships that braved the northern seas. The probably numerous passen...

'Alien' Invasion Puts Antarctica At Risk

Reuters | Pauline Askin | Posted 05.05.2012 | Science

By Pauline Askin SYDNEY (REUTERS) - In the pristine frozen continent of Antarctica scientists fear an alien invasion -- not from outer ...

Lawmaker: Want To Stop Asian Carp? Shoot 'Em

Posted 02.13.2012 | Chicago

As the Great Lakes region continues to look for ways to stop plankton-gobbling Asian Carp from infesting our lakes and rivers, the Illinois General As...

'Green News Report' - February 2, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.03.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. Listen online here, or Download MP...

What To Do With Invasive Species?

Daniel Klein | Posted 04.03.2012 | Home
Daniel Klein

If you havent heard, invasive species are huge these days: both in the consciousness of sustainable food fans, and in the way they are ruining everything we've come to love.

'Green News Report' - January 31, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.01.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republica...

Should The U.S. Spend Billions To Protect Lakes, Rivers From Invasive Species?

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 03.31.2012 | Green

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Groups representing states and cities in the Great Lakes region on Tuesday proposed spending up to $9.5 billion on a mass...

PHOTOS: A Look At Invasive Species Threatening North America

The Huffington Post | Ashley Smith | Posted 01.25.2012 | Green

With the advent of globalization, people sometimes forget that it is often best for animal and plant species to remain in their original habitats. ...

Underwater Cannon May Help Protect Great Lakes

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 02.29.2012 | Green

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Scientists want to know if an underwater cannon can protect valuable Great Lakes fish from a greedy predator. ...

EPA Releases Plan To Regulate Ship Ballast Water To Fight Invasive Species

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 01.30.2012 | Green

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The Environmental Protection Agency proposed stricter requirements Wednesday for cleaning ballast water that keeps ships ...

Pythons, Kitties, and Snails, Oh My! : Invasive Species Taking Over the Everglades

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.30.2012 | Miami
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

Invasive species have increased in the Everglades at an alarming rate. Pythons tend to get more headlines, but little guys like the island apple snail and Asiatic clam can cause just as much damage to the ecosystem.

Louisiana Forced to Start Adapting to Climate Change

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.11.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Climate change may be controversial but state and local agencies and utility-giant Entergy Corp. are beginning to adapt to new weather trends. Adaptation could be key to the coast's future.

Reverse Effect: A Genius Solution to the Chicago River and Asian Carp From Jeanne Gang

Henry Henderson | Posted 01.04.2012 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

No single solution can be immediately deployed that will address the many ills of the Chicago River -- or those in most of our urban waterways. What is required is steady, thoughtful and determined work.

Wendy Williams Handles Scorpion and Giant Toad

David Mizejewski | Posted 12.28.2011 | Celebrity
David Mizejewski

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'Time Is Running Out For The Great Lakes'

AP | By JOHN FLESHER | Posted 12.27.2011 | Green

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Five states asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to hear their plea for quicker federal action to prevent Asian carp and ...

'The Plant That Ate The South' Has Met Its Match

AP | ALLEN G. BREED | Posted 12.17.2011 | Green

BLACKVILLE, S.C. — Kudzu – the "plant that ate the South" – has finally met a pest that's just as voracious. Trouble is, the so-call...

The Problem With Shifting Scientists From Invasive Species To Anti-Terrorism

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 12.10.2011 | Green

FRESNO, Calif. — Dozens of foreign insects and plant diseases slipped undetected into the United States in the years after 9/11, when authoritie...

'Green News Report' - October 6, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.06.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Coal is a...

Asian Carp Anti-Hunger Program Launches In Illinois

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 11.22.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Asian carp may be a plankton-gobbling nuisance threatening the Great Lakes, but Illinois officials on Thursday expressed hope in chang...

Getting It Right in the Gopher State

Mark Biel | Posted 11.20.2011 | Chicago
Mark Biel

When it comes to the Asian carp debate, a long-running problem in the Great Lakes region is a laser-like focus on Chicago and its waterways. Minnesota has recently taken steps that should serve as an example.

Asian Carp Battle Rages On

AP | By JOHN FLESHER | Posted 11.02.2011 | Chicago

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Not quite 5 miles long, Jerome Creek winds through farmland and Pleasant Prairie, Wis., about 35 miles south of Milwaukee. In ...

Reversing The Chicago River Again? Asian Carp Threat Leaves Few Options

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 10.18.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The city was in a predicament. By the late 1800s, the slow-moving Chicago River had become a cesspool of sewage and factory pollution ...

One If by Land, Two If by Sea

Mark Biel | Posted 10.18.2011 | Chicago
Mark Biel

Asian carp alarmists have fixated on Chicago's waterways as the lone path for the fish to enter the Great Lakes. But recent discoveries of carp in Wisconsin and Iowa underscore that we cannot simply focus on aquatic pathways.

Grading Senator Kirk's Lake Michigan Report Card

Henry Henderson | Posted 10.15.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

While we could quibble with some of the letter grades assigned, Senator Kirk deserves much credit for putting together a valuable document that can help stimulate policy discussions about the health of the Great Lakes.