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Invasive Species

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  • 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...
  • Fight is on to stave off invasive weed

    Fight is on to stave off invasive weed
    There's an invasion happening along Pacific Coast Highway between Brookhurst and Magnolia streets. They've come by the hundreds and more are on their way, slowly consuming Brookhurst Marsh and threatening the areas around it. It's the Sahara mustard, an...
  • The trees at Leakin Park

    The trees at Leakin Park
    Supporters of Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park are understandably alarmed by a BGE plan to build a new gas pipeline through the area. The pipeline, which serves about 90,000 customers in the city and county, was one of the first such conduits built in the...
  • Clark Magnet High School students fly high in forest study

    Clark Magnet High School students fly high in forest study
    Through a happy accident involving a pair of high-attitude balloons, Clark Magnet High School students have detailed images of the mountains charred by the 2009 Station Fire, allowing them to study how well the area is recovering. The group, working...
  • State clears swaths of roadside vegetation in fight against invasive species

    State clears swaths of roadside vegetation in fight against invasive species
    Large swaths of open space along highways across the state have gone from green to brown recently, and, State Highway Administration officials say, it's all to help out the environment. After years of unchecked vegetative growth under a tight...
  • 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...
  • People Are Freaking Out About 'Running Bamboo'

    People Are Freaking Out About 'Running Bamboo'
    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......
  • Giant tortoises make excellent lawn mowers

    Giant tortoises make excellent lawn mowers
    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...
  • Kim Hunter, goatherd

    Kim Hunter, goatherd
    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...
  • What looks like ground cover may be invasive plant

    What looks like ground cover may be invasive plant
    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. Sounds like...
  • 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...