| Jul 13, 2013
Kim Hunter pulled into her parents' driveway with her year-old kids in tow.
Mariah and Portia jumped from the back seat and immediately started noshing on some high grass.
Mariah and Portia are goats, part of a herd of about 100 that Hunter owns and...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:42 AM
The following guest commentary was written by Carl Levin, the senior U.S. senator from Michigan and the co-chair of the U.S. Senate Great Lakes Task Force.
We in Michigan know that the Great Lakes are a magnificent resource and unique in all the world....
| Jun 26, 2013
| 2:36 PM
A report from the Eastern Shore puts the northern snakehead — that slithery, toothy Frankenfish introduced to Central Maryland by some ecological saboteur a decade ago — in Marshyhope Creek, suggesting that the invasive species has moved...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 1:05 AM
MITCHELL (AP) - South Dakota wildlife officials want to send wild pigs crying all the way home.
The state does not currently have an established population of feral pigs, but that appears to be changing.
Just a handful of years ago, feral pigs were an...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 1:36 PM
STANFORD — The fuzzy green blooms may not have looked like much to an untrained eye, but many in the group of hikers that surrounded the short plant hidden in the Lincoln County undergrowth recognized it as the treasure they had been searching for....
| Jan 3, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Invasive Japanese Knotweed While weeds and pests in the garden can be frustrating and time consuming, invasive species can wreak havoc on natural ecosystems. Invasive plants are non-native and once introduced into a new environment, outcompete native...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 1:42 PM
There's an invasion happening along Pacific Coast Highway between Brookhurst and Magnolia streets. They've come by the hundreds and more are on their way, slowly consuming Brookhurst Marsh and threatening the areas around it.
It's the Sahara mustard, an...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 5:25 AM
One Saturday a month, participants in the Emmet Conservation District’s master naturalist program can spend the day learning about conservation, raptors, dune ecology, invasive species and more.
The program is a seven-class series designed to teach...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 11:00 AM
George Fenwick's article on cats as an invasive species ("House cats: The destructive invasive species purring on your lap" Feb. 26) was filled with misinformation. It is easy to blame cats for environmental degradation; it is far more difficult to...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 12:30 PM
I am compelled to respond to George Fenwick's commentary ("The destructive invasive species purring on your lap," Feb. 26). He cites recent studies suggesting very high bird and mammal deaths due to outdoor cats. He then goes on to propose a Draconian...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 12:10 AM
What is the deal with all of the salt cedars lining the banks of irrigation canals? I understand they consume a lot of water and that they deposit of lot of salt too. Are the ones we see around the Valley considered the invasive species? – Thirsty,...