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Invasive Species

Kristen Aiken

Eating These Berries Can Save The Environment AND Fight Cancer

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

A Room Is a Cage, The World a Zoo in the Collages of Vikky Alexander

Annabel Osberg | Posted 12.01.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

The photo-collages in Vikky Alexander's first show at Wilding Cran Gallery, titled Theatergarden Bestiarium, are spare. In each, one or more cutout images of toy animals are overlaid onto a photo of a sumptuous historical site devoid of people.

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?

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.