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Invasive Species

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  • A surprising connection between invasive plants and Lyme disease

    A surprising connection between invasive plants and Lyme disease
    Researchers from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station returned from studying invasive woodland plant species one day to find themselves mysteriously crawling with ticks. "I've been working in these forests for 30 years, and I'd never been...
  • Maryland chefs want to put snakeheads on the menu

    Maryland chefs want to put snakeheads on the menu
    Chef Chad Wells of Alewife restaurant tossed chunks of raw snakehead fish with cilantro and citrus to make something more ambitious than an $8 ceviche appetizer. It was an invasive-species eradication plan in a martini glass. Wells wants the Asian...
  • Natural Perspectives: Conservation Corps descends on Bolsa Chica

    The Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve has had a stroke of good luck. A crew from the Orange County Conservation Corps has come to work with the Bolsa Chica Conservancy and the California Department of Fish and Game to improve habitat for wildlife. They...
  • Gully project to restore landscape, remove some birds

    NEWPORT BEACH — A city project to control erosion along Lower Buck Gully will also restore the area's natural landscape and remove threatening birds that lay eggs in other birds' nests, according to a California Coastal Commission staff report....
  • Students help damaged forest

    Students help damaged forest
    The Wildwood Picnic Area, located about five miles into the Angeles National Forest along Big Tujunga Canyon Road, is starting to look like its old self again. A dozen freshly painted picnic benches are neatly positioned in the shade, and thick green...
  • UM barge to help fight invasive species

    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...
  • Celebrity Snakehead Dinner to benefit Oyster Recovery Partnership

    Celebrity Snakehead Dinner to benefit Oyster Recovery Partnership
    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...
  • Maryland has become ground zero for a new invasive species threat, wavyleaf basketgrass

    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....
  • Acre by acre, scientists work to rid Md. of nutria

    Acre by acre, scientists work to rid Md. of nutria
    — 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...
  • Dismal Swamp: $25 million up in smoke

    Dismal Swamp: $25 million up in smoke
    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...
  • Corona del Mar Today: A progress report on Buck Gully project

    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...