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Invasive Species

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  • 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...
  • Colorful invasive vine is 'Bittersweet'

    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...
  • Op-Ed: City should be smarter about plants

    Op-Ed: City should be smarter about plants
    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 CaƱada, invasive non-native grasses and Queen palms (among others) are being...
  • Asian carp netted in Garfield Park lagoon

    Asian carp netted in Garfield Park lagoon
    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...
  • Dame's rocket: Abundant seed producer invading landscapes

    Dame's rocket: Abundant seed producer invading landscapes
    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...
  • Fight is on to stave off invasive weed

    Fight is on to stave off invasive weed
    There's an invasion happening along Pacific Coast Highway between Brookhurst and Magnolia streets. They've come by the hundreds and more are on their way, slowly consuming Brookhurst Marsh and threatening the areas around it. It's the Sahara mustard, an...