| Jul 13, 2013
Kim Hunter pulled into her parents' driveway with her year-old kids in tow.
Mariah and Portia jumped from the back seat and immediately started noshing on some high grass.
Mariah and Portia are goats, part of a herd of about 100 that Hunter owns and...
| 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...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Invasive Japanese Knotweed While weeds and pests in the garden can be frustrating and time consuming, invasive species can wreak havoc on natural ecosystems. Invasive plants are non-native and once introduced into a new environment, outcompete native...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 4:26 PM
Conservationists set ablaze Tuesday 40 acres of land surrounding Bethlehem’s water supply, ending the year with 200 acres burned in their effort to re-establish native plants in the Poconos. The prescribed burns aim to destroy invasive plants and...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:04 PM
My neighbor said she will give me a plant that had white flowers with four petals and a center that sticks up like a skinny green nose. Leaves are a pointy heart shape. It filled in a huge bare area for her, but she doesn't know the name.
| 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 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...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:48 PM
At the Shedd Aquarium these days, there's almost as much touching going on as at a massage therapist's spa or an Apple store.
Last month, the marine animal showcase by the lake introduced Stingray Touch, a place for warm-weather visitors to pet de-...
| May 29, 2013
| 7:10 AM
It's been called by one bitter antagonist possibly "the worst alien invader the USA has ever encountered. The invasions are widespread and the damage reports are coming in from all our states."
A Westport victim warns that it "spread like wildfire......
| Jan 26, 2013
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.