| Apr 24, 2013
| 7:21 AM
April is National Invasive Plant, Pest and Disease Awareness Month and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) urges residents to help stop the threat that invasive plant pests pose to the state’s agricultural and...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 7:50 AM
What has become a popular tradition will be repeated 10 a.m. Saturday at as the Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge hosts the second Spring Wildflower Walk. The walk will be on the Martha B. Clay Wildflower Trail, which begins near the North Rolling Fork,...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 6:51 AM
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has issued new requirements for cleansing ballast water dumped from ships, which scientists believe has provided a pathway to U.S. waters for invasive species that damage ecosystems and...
| 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...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 7:00 AM
CARP LAKE -- A new boat washing station in northern Emmet County's Paradise Lake marks the first in potentially a series of new washing stations at boat launches in the area to prevent invasive species such as Eurasian milfoil.
As many as four more...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 9:23 AM
Bush honeysuckle refers to several species; the most common to Kentucky is the Amur honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii).
This native to northern China, Korea and parts of Japan was introduced to the U.S. in 1897.
Escapes from ornamental plantings were...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:48 PM
At the Shedd Aquarium these days, there's almost as much touching going on as at a massage therapist's spa or an Apple store.
Last month, the marine animal showcase by the lake introduced Stingray Touch, a place for warm-weather visitors to pet de-...
| 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,...