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2011-09-12 11:22:04

Non-native, wood-boring insects such as the emerald ash borer and the Asian longhorned beetle are costing an estimated $1.7 billion in local government expenditures and approximately $830 million in lost residential property values every year.

Invasive Insects Cost Billions
2011-09-11 04:15:13

Homeowners and taxpayers are picking up most of the tab for damages caused by invasive tree-feeding insects that are inadvertently imported along with packing materials, live plants, and other goods.

2011-09-02 16:53:22

UC Riverside researchers suggest that goldspotted oak borer invasion might be contained by controlling the movement of firewood.

2011-08-12 00:00:28

Tens of millions of ash trees are being killed by emerald ash borers, a flat headed borer with no natural predators in the United States.

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2011-07-10 19:00:57

A team of researchers discovered four new species of jewel beetles from South-eastern Asia.

2011-07-08 11:58:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Emerald Ash Borer, which causes damage to Pennsylvania's $25 billion hardwoods industry, has been discovered in Huntingdon and Wyoming counties. With these new finds, 21 counties are now dealing with the invasive ash tree-killing pest.

2011-06-02 08:00:00

DETROIT, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station has awarded DTE Energy a $700,000 grant to remove dead and dying ash trees located near power lines, which will help residents in six counties across Southeast Michigan deal with the emerald ash borer.

2011-04-26 15:16:21

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are playing a key role in efforts to contain the emerald ash borer's destructive march through the nation's forests.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.