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Invasive Species

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  • 21 animals surrendered on Gatorland’s Pet Amnesty Day

     
    Gatorland's Pet Amnesty  Day resulted in 21 exotic animals being turned into authorities of the Florida Wildlife Commission. The non-native species roll call included ball pythons, iguanas and turtles. Many animals were placed with approved adopters on...
  • Wanted: the red palm weevil, tree killer

     
    The red palm weevil, an insect widely considered to be the biggest threat to palm trees worldwide, has been discovered in Laguna Beach — the first time the Southeast Asian pest has been detected in the United States. The discovery......
  • L.A. too feeling bedbugs' bite

     
    New Yorkers aren't the only ones coping with creepy, crawly bloodsuckers. Bedbugs have turned up in the Golden Triangle retail district of Beverly Hills and inside homes and apartments in more than two dozen local communities. "It's really all over......
  • Budget cuts halt Santa's helicopter visits to Newport Beach schools

     
    The Newport Beach Police Department is halting what had been a city tradition: flying in Santa and Mrs. Claus on a police chopper for visits to local schools. “It was a department budget issue,” said Sgt. Steve Burdette, a Newport......
  • Fish and Game Q&A: Why are tags and licenses needed for hunting feral pigs?

     
    In support of the California Department of Fish and Game and its effort to keep hunters and anglers informed, Outposts, on Thursday or Friday, posts marine biologist Carrie Wilson's weekly Q&A column: Question: Please explain why the Department of Fish......
  • More global trade means more forest pests

     
    Along with U.S. manufacturing jobs, you can count another victim of global trade: American trees. The most destructive forest pests from abroad are arriving at an accelerated pace, according to a new study. Between 1990 and 2006, new ones were......
  • Fish kills common in cold weather

     
    Recent cold weather in Central Florida has resulted in several fish kills in Volusia, Brevard and Indian River counties. The good news is that the kills occur naturally and typically do not permanently damage the ecosystem or fish populations. In some...
  • California's endangered arroyo toad gets habitat protection

     
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has finalized designation of 98,366 acres of critical habitat needed by the endangered arroyo toad to fulfill all of its complex life-cycle stages: flowing water, sandy banks and chaparral. The USFWS also designated 2,...
  • Brand X Files: Charlie Sheen, "Rock Star from Mars"

     
    Charlie Sheen's Today Show Hubris: Actor Charlie Sheen appeared on NBC's "Today Show" this morning. According to the interview, Sheen has two girlfriends he calls "The Goddesses", wants $3 million per episode to continue on the CBS comedy "Three and a...
  • EPA agrees to strengthen ship ballast rules

     
    The federal government has agreed to develop more stringent national regulations governing the discharge of ship ballast water, which has been a major source of troublesome invasive species in California and other states. Under a settlement filed...
  • 'Killer bees' attack San Diego County man

     
    A 40-year-old Alpine man was taken to a hospital after he was attacked by swarm of "killer bees," according to a report by KSWB-TV. The man suffered an allergic reaction after he was stung about 10 times while doing landscaping......