| Feb 16, 2012
| 1:31 PM
My mother's landscape is full of pachysandra and periwinkle ground cover, both of which are on invasive species lists. Do I need to pull all of it out this spring?
These two are different from most non-native invasive plants. Yes, these popular...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 2:36 PM
The first step in stopping invasive species from hitching a ride into the Chesapeake Bay aboard cargo ships is determining how to make massive ballast tanks an inhospitable environment.
Maryland scientists hope they will find the answer aboard a new $2.7...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 8:10 AM
Author, chef and National Geographic Fellow Barton Seaver joins eight chefs from Maryland and D.C. for this invasive species dinner benefiting the Oyster Recovery Partnership. Chefs include Baltimore's Spike Gjerde (Woodberry Kitchen) and Chad Wells...
| Oct 22, 2011
| 6:44 PM
After a recent hike through Patapsco Valley State Park, Baltimore teacher Greg Schnitzlein's jaw dropped as he watched his two dogs emerge from the woods looking, as he says, like Chia Pets, every inch of their fur slathered in sproutlike seeds....
| Nov 6, 2011
| 3:48 PM
— Judas 760 knew just where to swim last fall after federal trappers set him free: back to his home in the marshes of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, where other nutria lived.
But true to his name, Judas betrayed members of his colony by...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 7:28 AM
SUFFOLK — The federal government has spent $25 million fighting fires in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge during the last three years.
The tab, combined with poor air quality felt as far away as Washington, D.C., has the U.S. Fish...
| Oct 29, 2011
| 5:32 PM
An erosion project in Lower Buck Gully is well underway as crews continue to place metal cages on the ground, filling them with rocks brought from a Corona quarry.
The project began last month and should be complete sometime next summer, city officials...
| Nov 13, 2011
I saw this vine growing in my trees when its leaves turned bright yellow. Now it has pretty orange berries but it's strangling my trees! I'm afraid its weight will pull them down in a blizzard. It's the very devil to remove — I hacked away with a...
| Jul 19, 2012
We are substantially increasing our town’s fire risk by the installation of various invasive and/or non-native plants in public and private spaces. In gardens throughout La Caņada, invasive non-native grasses and Queen palms (among others) are being...
| 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...