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15

Apr

Jamaica beats back lionfish with knife and forkIf you can’t beat them, eat them; Jamaica happily reports large drop in sightings of this invasive species.

Jamaica beats back lionfish with knife and fork
If you can’t beat them, eat them; Jamaica happily reports large drop in sightings of this invasive species.

26

Feb

Quagga mussels invade Utah’s Lake Powell reservoirThe invasive species has already wreaked havoc in the Great Lakes and other regions.

Quagga mussels invade Utah’s Lake Powell reservoir
The invasive species has already wreaked havoc in the Great Lakes and other regions.

13

Nov

5 invasive species that have won the warIs it time to throw in the towel on the fight against these invasive foes? Here are some non-native species that humans just can’t seem to beat.

5 invasive species that have won the war
Is it time to throw in the towel on the fight against these invasive foes? Here are some non-native species that humans just can’t seem to beat.

21

Sep

Communities crack down on bamboo cultivationLush, lovely and totally invasive, bamboo has been branded as public enemy number one in several Northeast towns where homeowners cultivating a variety of this quick-growing plant face steep fines or even jail time.

Communities crack down on bamboo cultivation
Lush, lovely and totally invasive, bamboo has been branded as public enemy number one in several Northeast towns where homeowners cultivating a variety of this quick-growing plant face steep fines or even jail time.

15

Jul

Invasive lionfish found at surprising depthsLionfish lack natural predators in the Atlantic Ocean, and the poisonous creatures are making themselves right at home.

Invasive lionfish found at surprising depths
Lionfish lack natural predators in the Atlantic Ocean, and the poisonous creatures are making themselves right at home.

15

Apr

Giant, slimy, hungry African land snails are invading Florida
The rat-sized snails eat everything in their path and even carry diseases that can infect humans.

Giant, slimy, hungry African land snails are invading Florida

The rat-sized snails eat everything in their path and even carry diseases that can infect humans.

05

Apr

How to be aware of invasive plants as you plan your garden
Invasive plants wreak havoc on ecosystems because the various species that keep them in check in their native habitats are not present in American landscapes.

How to be aware of invasive plants as you plan your garden

Invasive plants wreak havoc on ecosystems because the various species that keep them in check in their native habitats are not present in American landscapes.

04

Apr

Asian carp invasion reaches Great Lakes
Likely evidence of the invasive species has been found in Lake Michigan and Lake Erie.

Asian carp invasion reaches Great Lakes

Likely evidence of the invasive species has been found in Lake Michigan and Lake Erie.

08

Mar

5 invasive plants to keep out of your garden
Even if they are pretty or smell divine, resist the temptation to plant them.

5 invasive plants to keep out of your garden

Even if they are pretty or smell divine, resist the temptation to plant them.

25

Feb


Poisoned mice to be dropped on Guam to kill invasive snakes 



Millions of non-native brown snakes now live on Guam and have wiped out at least nine other species.            
Millions of non-native brown snakes now live on Guam and have wiped out at least nine other species.