| Aug 8, 2013
| 2:34 PM
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park is Laguna's frontyard. That's what people see when they head into town on Laguna Canyon Road.
Locals can take pride in the preservation of the 7,000 acres of wilderness they helped preserve, one of the gems of the South...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 3:18 PM
I hear a new bug that eats kudzu is coming to Maryland. Isn't that a good thing, since kudzu is an invasive plant?
Kudzu bug was found on kudzu in three Maryland counties; unfortunately it won't stay there. This dark, quarter-inch, squarish bug also...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 5:30 AM
The plant is not in Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council’s coverage area yet, but the organization is keeping an eye on a new invasive species: European frog-bit.
European frog-bit is an aquatic plant introduced to the United States as an ornamental...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:13 PM
When it comes to Aliso Creek, Tex Haines often looks below the water's surface.
Haines, 61, who remembers coming to Aliso Beach Park when he was 6, is concerned about the amount of sand that workers shovel into the ocean to open up the creek's...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Petoskey’s Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council will soon have a $35,000 boost to monitor invasive species in the Elk River Chain of Lakes.
Tip of the Mitt will use the grant, which came out of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 5:54 AM
Farmer Joe Hoffman has been battling a problem.
The problem is insidious: an invasive weed that has been in Michigan since 1911. Though not a new invasive plant, the knapweed has been taking over Northern Michigan fields. Thoroughly.
| Jul 8, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Forget the John Deere tractor: giant island tortoises make the best lawn mowers, according to a new study.
In an effort to control the alien plants that had dominated a small island in the Indian Ocean for decades, scientists introduced two types of...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:42 AM
The following guest commentary was written by Carl Levin, the senior U.S. senator from Michigan and the co-chair of the U.S. Senate Great Lakes Task Force.
We in Michigan know that the Great Lakes are a magnificent resource and unique in all the world....
| Jun 26, 2013
| 2:36 PM
A report from the Eastern Shore puts the northern snakehead — that slithery, toothy Frankenfish introduced to Central Maryland by some ecological saboteur a decade ago — in Marshyhope Creek, suggesting that the invasive species has moved...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 1:05 AM
MITCHELL (AP) - South Dakota wildlife officials want to send wild pigs crying all the way home.
The state does not currently have an established population of feral pigs, but that appears to be changing.
Just a handful of years ago, feral pigs were an...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 9:35 AM
STANFORD — The fuzzy green blooms may not have looked like much to an untrained eye, but many in the group of hikers that surrounded the short plant hidden in the Lincoln County undergrowth recognized it as the treasure they had been searching for....