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Invasive Species

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  • Australian mosquito found in L.A. County, first U.S. report of pest

    An Australian mosquito capable of transmitting viruses to humans and heartworm to dogs was found in the San Gabriel Valley, vector-control officials said Monday. It’s believed to be the first sighting of the species in North America. Aedes...
  • Tend to these garden chores at the end of summer

    Tend to these garden chores at the end of summer
    As I look out my bedroom window, I can see the leaves of the dogwood already taking on their red fall coloring. It's time to make plans for the end of summer. There's plenty to do and it's a lot more comfortable to do most of the chores in the still...
  • Invasive trees sprout from Baltimore buildings

    Invasive trees sprout from Baltimore buildings
    Pastor Elbert Street noticed a small crack in the wall behind the pulpit at Grace Christian Baptist Church. It widened. Then a branch appeared. A cluster of leaves unfurled. That was when Street realized that something was growing between the walls of...
  • Continuing education programs focus on fighting invasive species

    Lake County will be offering continuing education programs about aquatic plants and natural rights-of-way on Friday, Sept. 19 at the Leesburg Community Building, 109 E. Dixie Ave., Leesburg. The workshop being sponsored by the Cooperative Invasive...
  • Report proposes engineering marvel to stop Asian carp

     Report proposes engineering marvel to stop Asian carp
    Blocking Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes could require an engineering marvel that rivals the reversal of the Chicago River more than a century ago, according to a new federal study that promises to reignite a fierce debate about the region's...
  • 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...
  • 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...