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The Plants You Shouldn’t Plant in Your Yard: Bamboo

The Plants You Shouldn’t Plant in Your Yard: Bamboo | Invasive Species | Scoop.it
Invasive plant species fool you with their beautiful looks, but you’ll regret planting them. Here’s a list of plants to avoid and how to remove them.
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Nutria - Chesapeake Bay Program

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A Wiegmann's curator insight, June 18, 2013 9:19 AM

Fact sheet on Nutria

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Giant Pythons - Invasive Species In The Florida Everglades

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Most countries have a problem with invasive species, but Florida is experiencing a population explosion of very large Burmese pythons. These giant snakes can make a snack of an alligator and are threatening the fragile eco-system of the Everglades.
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Eucalyptus: California Icon, Fire Hazard and Invasive Species

Eucalyptus: California Icon, Fire Hazard and Invasive Species | Invasive Species | Scoop.it
After more than 150 years on the California landscape, eucalyptus trees have iconic status for some Californians.

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Tracking invasives, CSI style - Marquette Mining Journal

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Marquette Mining Journal Tracking invasives, CSI style Marquette Mining Journal LANSING - Great Lakes researchers from Notre Dame, Central Michigan and Michigan State universities are using new environmental DNA techniques to track down and control...

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Have You Ever Tried to Eat a Feral Pig? - The Atlantic

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Minnesota accelerating efforts to eradicate invasive species - Pioneer Press

Minnesota accelerating efforts to eradicate invasive species - Pioneer Press | Invasive Species | Scoop.it
Minnesota accelerating efforts to eradicate invasive species Pioneer Press Noxious weeds are proving an expensive and cumbersome adversary for Minnesota agricultural officials, who are ramping up eradication efforts of invasive plants that pose...
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Invasive species being removed from Riverside - Sioux City Journal

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Invasive species being removed from Riverside
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The six-person crew is on the north tract of the Riverside Bluffs Prairie taking out invasive species. The removal will improve conditions for prairie grasses and other native plants.
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The colorful lionfish and 3 other invasive species we should be ...

The colorful lionfish and 3 other invasive species we should be ... | Invasive Species | Scoop.it
ith no natural predators to keep them in check, a sudden surge of invasive species can do irreparable harm to a given area's ecosystem. Conservationists in the United States are now employing a new tactic to curb ...
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Paintball guns the latest weapon against invasive plant species - Hawaii News Now

Paintball guns the latest weapon against invasive plant species - Hawaii News Now | Invasive Species | Scoop.it
Paintball guns the latest weapon against invasive plant species
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The newest weapon for scientists in the fight against an invasive plant in Hawaii is already familiar, at least to those who use it for fun.
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About 800 sign up for Florida 'python challenge' hunt

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DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - Nearly 800 people signed up to hunt Burmese pythons on public lands in South Florida, the first time the public is joining licensed hunters in the search for the invasive snake.

 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is holding a month-long "Python Challenge" and offering cash prizes to whoever brings in the longest python and whoever bags the most pythons. Twenty-eight python permit holders and 749 members of the public signed up for the first-ever python challenge, state wildlife officials said at its event Saturday at the University of Florida Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center in Davie.   

Hunters from more than 30 states will need to harvest the well-camouflaged Burmese python, which can grow to more than 17 feet long in the wild in Florida. Competitors can win prizes of up to $1,500, the commission said. The hunt ends at midnight Feb. 10.

 

The Burmese python is an invasive species that experts say is decimating native wildlife in the Florida Everglades. Florida currently prohibits possession or sale of the pythons for use as pets. Federal law bans the importation and interstate sale of the species...

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Air-breathing snakehead fish has NY environmental officials on alert - Los Angeles Times

Air-breathing snakehead fish has NY environmental officials on alert - Los Angeles Times | Invasive Species | Scoop.it
New York Times (blog) Air-breathing snakehead fish has NY environmental officials on alert Los Angeles Times The northern snakehead is an invasive predator fish that can perform all kinds of non-fish-like feats -- like breathing only air for up to...

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One day you're goingt o wake up with these in the front garden.

 

Or making itself a cup of coffee in your kirchen.

 

Evolving far too fast in my opinion.

 

Where do you exect to see Snakeheads next?

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Steve's Sightings: Invasive species part of Valley landscape - Valley morning Star

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Steve's Sightings: Invasive species part of Valley landscape
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The Rio Grande Valley is a work in progress. Take a picture today and in 20 years that picture may not be recognizable.
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Man solves rodent problem with dog food

Man solves rodent problem with dog food | Invasive Species | Scoop.it
Rodents known as river rats or nutria have long been a headache for Louisiana's wetlands. So when a man's dog came down with allergies, he decided to try and solve two problems with one product.

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African land snail invades Florida hurting agriculture, spreading disease - Tampa Bay Business Journal

African land snail invades Florida hurting agriculture, spreading disease - Tampa Bay Business Journal | Invasive Species | Scoop.it
The giant African land snail, an invasive species, is multiplying in Florida and...

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State Officials Seek Help Fighting Invasive Species - Stateline

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State Officials Seek Help Fighting Invasive Species
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Several state and local resource managers have called on Washington to find new solutions to an alien invasion wreaking havoc on U.S.

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One of the Worlds Worst Invasive Alien Plant Species | A Weed of ...

One of the Worlds Worst Invasive Alien Plant Species | A Weed of ... | Invasive Species | Scoop.it
Mimosa pigra (Giant Sensitive Tree), is an invasive species of the genus Mimosa, in the family Fabaceae. It is native to tropical America, but as a result of human translocations and favorable conditions, it is now widespread ...

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Snakehead Fish Invade Newton Lake - Patch.com

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Snakehead Fish Invade Newton Lake Patch.com Channa argus, more commonly known as the Northern snakehead, is considered an invasive species and an “aquatic nuisance” that has found its way into rivers, ponds and wetlands along the east coast of the...
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Goats help manage invasive plants at Three Rivers park

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The herd of 17 goats was all business (@StarTribune Great article on land-based invasive species!
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Eating Our Way to an Invasive-free Bay - Southern Maryland Online

Eating Our Way to an Invasive-free Bay Southern Maryland Online If the environmental or gustatory benefit of a platter full of grinning snakeheads doesn't sell diners the state of Maryland is sweetening the pot by offering up to $200 in prizes in...
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Bamboo-like invasive plant threatens northern Minnesota landscape ...

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DULUTH, Minn. -- An invasive plant that resembles bamboo is threatening to overwhelm native species in northern Minnesota.
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Stephen Hume: The battle against Bambi

Stephen Hume: The battle against Bambi | Invasive Species | Scoop.it
Most of us are familiar with conservationists’ concerns about the threat from Atlantic salmon escaping from commercial fish farms or voracious Asian snakeheads released by aquarium owners to colonize British Columbia lakes and rivers at the expense...

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Marines take on 'fish from hell' in Quantico snakehead derby - Fox News

Marines take on 'fish from hell' in Quantico snakehead derby - Fox News | Invasive Species | Scoop.it
Marines take on 'fish from hell' in Quantico snakehead derby Fox News “And they're an invasive species in the waterways, so it's a win-win situation.” Dubbed "fishzilla" and the "fish from hell" for its sharp teeth, aggressive demeanor and ability...

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UT Austin Establishes Texas Invasive Species Program with $2.7 ...

UT Austin Establishes Texas Invasive Species Program with $2.7 ... | Invasive Species | Scoop.it
AUSTIN, Texas — To combat and manage pesky invasive species such as fire ants, tawny crazy ants and Cactoblastis moths, the Texas Invasive Species Program has been established at The University of Texas at Austin ...
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