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Invasive Species

Funding Needed to Wage Battles in the War Against Invasive Species in the 'Glades

Jane Graham | Posted 08.03.2014 | Miami
Jane Graham

Fighting the war against invasive species is needed to secure our investment in long-term restoration goals. Machetes, herbicides, and python-sniffing dogs can take us part of the way there.

What To Do When You Find A Small Green Turtle In A Red Plastic Cup On Your Porch

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green

Greg Guthrie and his family recently came home to Washington, D.C. from a long weekend away to find an unexpected visitor on their porch: a very small...

The Kill Switch: A Talk With James Rollins

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.14.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

James Rollins is the New York Times bestselling author of the Sigma Force series and other novels. Before pursuing a writing career, Jim obtained a degree in veterinary medicine and established a successful veterinary practice in Sacramento, California.

Dispatch From Ethiopia: Curse of the Church Forests

Meg Lowman | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green
Meg Lowman

I've traveled to northern Ethiopia to work with locals on forest sustainability. As a conservation biologist, I'm one of Mother Nature's sleuths, trying to find, identify, and determine the health of this country's declining native trees -- before they completely disappear.

Invasive Lionfish On The Decline In Jamaica

AP | DAVID McFADDEN | Posted 06.14.2014 | Green

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica is reporting a big decline in sightings of lionfish, the voracious invasive species that has been wreaking havoc on...

Landslide in Oso, Washington -- Don't Blame Nature and Acts of God for Reckless Logging

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 06.12.2014 | Green
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

The 300-acre landslide in Oso, Washington, which killed at least 30 people and destroyed the local community on March 22, 2014, reveals a consequence of a relatively unregulated and unseen industry: logging.

In Which I Start to Sing Spring

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.21.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Some scientists think mute swans, an invasive species, should be dealt with. In honor of the arrival of springtime, I take a page out of Tom Lehrer's...

Record Cold Digs Into Invasive Insect Population

Posted 03.09.2014 | Green

From AccuWeather's Mark Leberfinger: The brutally cold winter of 2013-14 has put a dent in the invasive insect population, but it won't be a total ...

Protecting Paradise on Maui

Sherry Ott | Posted 05.05.2014 | Hawaii
Sherry Ott

How can you meet locals in Hawaii? Volunteer. While in Maui I took a big turn off the tourist trail and ended up at the Waihee Coastal Dunes and We...

Little Fire Ant Problem? Coquis to the Rescue!

Sydney Ross Singer | Posted 04.21.2014 | Hawaii
Sydney Ross Singer

It's great news that the Hawaii legislature is taking the little fire ant problem seriously. This noxious species is a real pest that deserves attenti...

National Invasive Species Awareness Week: Five Ways You Can Keep the Lakes Great

Roger Germann | Posted 04.29.2014 | Green
Roger Germann

This week we recognize National Invasive Species Awareness Week and with Lake Michigan in the Shedd Aquarium's backyard, protecting the Great Lakes is an issue that literally is near to our heart -- so what better time to get involved?

Introduced Snake Found in Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 02.26.2014 | Green
Cecilia Alvear

The snake found on Santa Cruz has red touching black on its skin -- meaning it's non-poisonous. But officials on the island don't regard it as any sort of friend.

Invasive Species Attack Is An Opportunity For Chicago

Henry Henderson | Posted 04.07.2014 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

If you are serious about stopping the movement of invasive species between North America's greatest freshwater systems via our town's rivers and canals, you have to build a physical barrier.

This Is Nightmare Fuel

Posted 02.05.2014 | Green

They say size doesn't matter, but the invasive Burmese pythons multiplying in the Everglades are beginning to haunt our nightmares. Case in point:...

High Stakes of the Great Lakes: Invasive Species

Roger Germann | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green
Roger Germann

Although it might seem that this is a localized issue in one city or state, Asian carp affects each of the 42 million people living in the 140 communities around the Great Lakes Basin.

Saving The Great Lakes From Asian Carp Could Cost Billions

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

It's possible to stop the influx of Asian carp between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River. But it might take physical barriers separating the t...

LOOK: There's Been Another Gator-Python Incident!

Posted 12.23.2013 | Miami

There's nothing like the Florida Everglades, a stunning tropical wetlands where the circle of life occasionally resembles a fever dream from the folks...

What About Those Brown Tree Snakes

Ko Im | Posted 02.19.2014 | Green
Ko Im

Parachute journalism -- a reporter lands in an unknown world and has to quickly assess the situation. These days, it can also happen on the phone, ove...

Save Hawaii's Egrets and Owls

Sydney Ross Singer | Posted 02.05.2014 | Hawaii
Sydney Ross Singer

The agencies responsible for wildlife control have tried non-lethal methods to chase away the egrets and owls, but the birds returned. Apparently out of non-cruel options, the government is mandating "the final solution."

Jungle Beat: Invasive Deer Threaten Fragile Ecosystems

Barbara Fahs | Posted 01.25.2014 | Hawaii
Barbara Fahs

Hunters love them, as do those who eat venison. But the Axis deer can wreak havoc in Hawaiian ecosystems, where it has no natural predators.

Florida Won't Repeat Infamous Public Hunt For Invasive Species

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Florida won't be repeating a public hunt meant to reduce the population of invasive Burmese pythons in the Everglades. T...

How Could This Adorable Creature Cause $50 Million Worth Of Damage In Hawaii?

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 11.09.2013 | Green

The Aloha State is famous for, well, its spirit of aloha -- you can feel it in the tropical breezes and sense it in the warm and welcoming people. But...

Jungle Beat: MOPping Up the Mangroves

Barbara Fahs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Barbara Fahs

Thanks to the efforts of Malama O Puna (MOP) volunteers, the red mangrove, or Rhizophora mangle, is close to becoming a problem of the past at four sites in Puna, one near Hilo and one in Kona.

Enemy at the Gates: Asian Carp Breeding in Great Lakes Watershed

OnEarth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
OnEarth

By Jason Bittel, OnEarthFifty years ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service imported a species of Asian carp to Arkansas as part of an initiative to c...

Snake Sightings Spell Trouble For Snake-Free Hawaii

Posted 11.06.2013 | Green

On Tuesday morning, a pedestrian in Honolulu's Chinatown came across a snake in the sidewalk. Now it'd be surprising enough to stumble upon a two-...