| Mar 17, 2012
| 9:46 PM
The brown marmorated stink bug — an invasive species officials have been worried about for more than a year — has been confirmed in Markleton.
The voracious plant-eater, identified by scientists at Pennsylvania State University, was found...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 9:28 AM
WILLMAR, Minn. — Willmar will host a workshop looking at five invasive species which may cause damage to rural areas such as ours.
It will be from 1 to 4 p.m. April 4 in Willmar at the University of Minnesota Extension Regional Office on the...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 7:10 AM
Gov. Rick Snyder signed a package of legislation this week to create an advisory council to oversee ballast water discharges in Michigan.
The legislation, authored by Republican Senators Tom Casperson of Escanaba, Geoff Hansen of Hart and Howard Walker...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 4:59 AM
Here is our weekly salute to area people and businesses that are making a positive mark on Northern Michigan.
Yale honors Karen Starkey
For the last 14 years, Petoskey High School guidance counselor, Karen Starkey, has worked with more than 500...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 4:11 AM
Notre Dame is getting involved in the fight to protect the Great Lakes.
The university has received a $599,931 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to develop technology for early detection of invasive species in the Great Lakes.
| Oct 24, 2012
| 2:38 PM
Are invasive plants invasive in their native country? I have to tackle the porcelain berry vines growing up my trees. Is fall a good time to do this?
Most alien invasive plants are already aggressive plants before they get here, with many strategies...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Long before South Dakota's landscape included neighborhoods, farmland, fences and cattle, annual fires swept through the state's prairie and forest land. Fire was Mother Nature's way of maintaining a healthy ecosystem, explains Tim Bradeen, habitat...
| May 1, 2012
| 3:36 AM
They're considered an invasive species in Michigan, but in England, Sea Lamprey is a delicacy. In fact, the eel-like creatures are the main ingredient in a special pie that will be served to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II as she celebrates 60 years on the...
| May 8, 2012
| 11:56 AM
Instead of completing a massive federal study that would recommend a permanent solution to the Asian carp problem by 2015, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will release an array of preliminary options to Congress by next year, officials announced today....
| May 24, 2012
| 1:46 PM
The search for Asian carp this summer will head to fishing ponds and fish markets in the Chicago area.
The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee made the announcement Thursday at Garfield Park Lagoon in Chicago where fisheries biologists netted...
| Jun 4, 2012
By Steven Apfelbaum
Dame’s rocket has escaped from gardens and is rapidly invading the surrounding landscapes. Left unchecked, this beautiful, yet lethal plant will wreak havoc on the natural environment, threatening the survival of native plants...