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Invasive Species

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  • Jeepers creepers: Bedbug-sniffing dogs save the day

     
    Trained dogs sniff out drugs in schools, detect bombs in airports, and even chase geese away from golf courses, but now trainers are focusing their efforts on another type of smart canine: bedbug-detection dogs. Today, L.A. Times reporter Bob Drogin......
  • The Dry Garden: John Greenlee, 'American Meadow' and the crusade against the American lawn

     
    California nurseryman John Greenlee has a new book, “The American Meadow Garden: Creating a Natural Alternative to the Traditional Lawn.” Yay? It should be yay. In 1987, he created what is now the oldest specialty grass nursery on the West Coast....
  • Hiker opts for comfort on New Zealand wilderness trek

    REPORTING FROM NEW ZEALAND What happens when the idea of adventure is still compelling, when the desire to commune with nature is strong, when you still fancy yourself an outdoorswoman but the appeal of pitching a tent has lost its luster? Here's what...
  • It's not all about the beach on Kauai

    It's not all about the beach on Kauai
    Visitors to Kauai who venture beyond the beach may be rewarded with a few hours in a town where time has slowed, at a Hindu monastery high in the hills, a small museum chronicling the history of Kauai and a garden of the gods. HANAPEPE On a typical...
  • Teaching an Australian marsupial to choose life

    Teaching an Australian marsupial to choose life
    Ever since its arrival in Australia, the poisonous cane toad has been killing native predators such as the northern quoll, a cat-sized marsupial. Now scientists have found a clever way to save the endangered quoll: training it to detest the taste of toad...
  • Why Reggie should stay

    LIKE most East Coast transplants, Reggie has adapted well to his newfound home in Los Angeles. The 7-foot alligator that's lived in Harbor City's Lake Machado since June has spawned a fan base, at least one dedicated blog, a "free Reggie" T-shirt...