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Terrestrial and aquatic invasive plants, and the work being done to remove exotic and reintroduce native species.
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Texas boater education courses target invasive species

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DENTON — Every two months, Christopher Churchill, a U.S. Geological Survey biologist, scuba dives in Ray Roberts Lake, northwest of Dallas, to monitor the growth rates of zebra mussels, which have wreaked havoc on several Texas lakes and rivers.
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Invasive Plant Ecology (PDF) | Book4All.biz - Free eBook download

Invasive Plant Ecology (PDF) | Book4All.biz - Free eBook download | Invasives and Restoration | Scoop.it
With its focus on the ecological aspects of plant invasion, this book provides an important reference for students, scientists, professionals, and policy makers who are involved in the study and management of alien invasive ...

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Grass-eating fish help keep lake's weeds in check

Grass-eating fish help keep lake's weeds in check | Invasives and Restoration | Scoop.it
AUDIO & PHOTOS: We talk to the Lake Norman Marine Commission chief about the grass carp program.
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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of The University of Texas at Austin Honored for Invasive Species Initiatives

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of The University of Texas at Austin has been recognized with an outstanding achievement award from the National Invasive Species Council for its outreach and educational initiatives to address non-native,...
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Reef Alarmists Jump The Shark | Watts Up With That?

Reef Alarmists Jump The Shark | Watts Up With That? | Invasives and Restoration | Scoop.it
The Great Barrier Reef is doomed again. A recent widely publicised scientific study reports the dramatic finding that it has lost half its coral in the last 27 years. Forty-eight precent of the loss is attributed to storm damage, with ...

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There’s a new bug in town

There’s a new bug in town | Invasives and Restoration | Scoop.it
Saltcedar leaf beetles arrive in El Paso Valley
EL PASO – There’s a new bug in town, but entomologists stress its arrival is good news for El Paso residents and the environment.

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State Officials Seek Help Fighting Invasive Species - Stateline

State Officials Seek Help Fighting Invasive Species - Stateline | Invasives and Restoration | Scoop.it
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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Global action urged to save oceans from pollution, acidification - Business Recorder (blog)

Global action urged to save oceans from pollution, acidification - Business Recorder (blog) | Invasives and Restoration | Scoop.it
Business Recorder (blog) Global action urged to save oceans from pollution, acidification Business Recorder (blog) image UNITED NATIONS: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Thursday called on world leaders to take stronger action to protect the planet's...

"We need practical, timely action at the national, regional and global levels to improve the health of the oceans, and to recover and sustain ocean resources," he told "The High Seas, Our Future! Conference" in a message read out in Paris by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General Irina Bokova. 

"It is time to take stronger, more pragmatic and more concerted effort to protect our oceans," he said, stressing that oceans were heating up and their acidification was adversely affecting on marine life, while rising sea levels threatened to re-draw the global map at the expense of hundreds of millions of people, often the most vulnerable.


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Invasive Alien Species Damaging UK Wildlife - and Human Health - IBTimes.co.uk

Invasive Alien Species Damaging UK Wildlife - and Human Health - IBTimes.co.uk | Invasives and Restoration | Scoop.it
IBTimes.co.uk Invasive Alien Species Damaging UK Wildlife - and Human Health IBTimes.co.uk Authors of the report, The Impacts of Invasive Alien Species in Europe, wrote: "Invasive alien species (IAS) are one of the most important direct drives of...

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How New Legislation Could Help Texas Go Native Again

How New Legislation Could Help Texas Go Native Again | Invasives and Restoration | Scoop.it
New bills could help reseed Texas with the hardy native plants and grasses of a bygone era.
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