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Invasive Species

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  • Commentary: Shipley a tribute to community spirit

    Ten years ago, the future of Shipley Nature Center was threatened due to difficult economic times in the city of Huntington Beach. Faced with closure, a group of dedicated volunteers stepped forward to make sure that the gates of Shipley would remain open...
  • Digging in to help the Rosemont Preserve

    Digging in to help the Rosemont Preserve
    Volunteers got their hands dirty Saturday to prevent dozens of invasive plants from overtaking portions of the Rosemont Preserve, which the community helped procure through donations. The morning cleanup was the first habitat restoration session for...
  • Rockfish achieves great moments

    Rockfish achieves great moments
    Chad Wells made a name for himself at Alewife, the popular tavern across from the Hippodrome Theatre, first with a sublime, spectacularly smoked hamburger and then by working magic on the fearsome invasive species known as the snakehead. Wells grilled...
  • House cats: The destructive invasive species purring on your lap

    House cats: The destructive invasive species purring on your lap
    There is an invasive species in the United States responsible for the deaths of an estimated 14.7 billion birds and mammals each year. If that's not shocking enough, consider this: There's a good chance that one of these invaders is living in your house....
  • Cats are not a major threat to the environment

    Cats are not a major threat to the environment
    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...
  • People are invasive species number one

    People are invasive species number one
    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...
  • April: National Invasive Plant, Pest and Disease Awareness Month

    April: National Invasive Plant, Pest and Disease Awareness Month
    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...
  • Are wild horses native to the U.S.? A federal court seeks the answer

     
    Animal rights groups are pressing a case in federal court maintaining that wild horses roamed the West about 1.5 million years ago and didn't disappear until as recently as 7,600 years ago. More important, they say, a growing stockpile of......
  • Environment: Do we have to choose between clean energy and the animals?

     
    It all seemed so simple once. You know: "Save the whales," "save the spotted owl" and so on. Now, black and white has given way to green versus green. Take the Los Angeles Times story on Monday about wind turbines......
  • Pa. Game Commission habitat work underway on state game lands

     
    By Jerry Feaser Of the Pennsylvania Game Commission Game Commission food and cover crews begin season of wildlife habitat improvements; Illegal dumping and ATV use remain problems HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s teams of land...
  • California's new pesticide plan sparks protest

     
    Twenty-five environmental and pubic health groups asked Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday to abandon the state's new plan for eradicating agricultural pests and explore a less toxic approach, such as crop rotation or planting neighboring crops that deter...