| Apr 21, 2015
| 9:22 AM
CORAL SPRINGS — As Florida prepares to unleash the public in another hunt for Burmese pythons in the Everglades, an analysis from the first Python Challenge shows the 2013 spectacle didn't do anything to curb the invasive snake's population in the...
| Apr 18, 2015
| 8:42 AM
MELBOURNE— Biologists may soon have another biological weapon in their war against the infamous Brazilian pepper tree: an army of jumping plant lice.
These tiny insects — called Calophya Latiforceps — have the gall to go up against...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 7:15 AM
The Earth Day movement has been credited not only with sprucing up the planet, but leading to policy that protects clean air, clean water and endangered species.
Supporters have made a lot of strides since the first Earth Day 45 years ago, but there's...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 3:59 PM
A landmark report — 10 years in the making — looked at critically imperiled plants at Everglades National Park and found that 16 of them may already have vanished from there.
Possible culprits? The same threats faced by the park's endangered...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 7:06 PM
Conservation groups are ramping up efforts to eradicate an invasive plant known as Moroccan knapweed from Upper Newport Bay after it was found in the Big Canyon area last month.
Such plants can disrupt the area's ecology, quickly growing in number and...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 1:39 PM
With the slow disappearance of this winter's over-abundant snow and the tentative appearance of spring's first hardy flowers, gardeners throughout the state are turning their thoughts to the upcoming growing season. Garden centers and seed catalogs...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 4:25 PM
The third time apparently was the charm for Dale Coon of Mechanicsville, who landed a 31.16-pound blue catfish to beat a field of 60 anglers in the CCAMD Central Region Chapter's "Invasive Blue Catfish Tournament."
When he first said it, I thought he...
| Mar 27, 2015
With all the wacky weather in Maryland this winter, when will be the right time to apply crabgrass pre-emergent [herbicide] this spring?
Application dates are based on when crabgrass seed "normally" germinates, but this may be a prime year to rely on...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 9:34 AM
Two particularly hungry, exotic termite species apparently have found love halfway around the world and, as with so many other Florida hook-ups, the results are disturbing. Asian and Formosan subterranean termites are two of the most destructive termite...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 4:01 PM
Many of Connecticut's native plant species, and others across New England, are at risk from a combination of invasive species, pollution, human development and climate change, according to a study released Thursday.
The report, "State Of The Plants,"...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 8:47 AM
Armed with a small flashlight, tweezers and knee pads, Tim Morris climbed into a cargo container at the port of Baltimore and slid along racks of aluminum sheets from China.
As an agricultural specialist for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Morris...