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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.

2011-09-07 11:09:57

A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) aerial photography survey of 38,000 wildfire-burned acres in Idaho provided what is believed to be the first evidence that the invasive leafy spurge weed is displacing seedlings of native mountain big sagebrush.

2011-09-02 16:49:59

Northwestern University professor Dirk Brockmann and his group at the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science have investigated the outcomes of a previously ignored mechanism in modeling how humans travel.

2011-08-15 09:00:00

Findings demonstrate substantial returns on screening program relative to current costs of open-door policy WASHINGTON, Aug.

2011-08-10 18:11:41

Invasive species cost an estimated $1.4 trillion annually in their environmental and economic impacts worldwide and are second only to habitat loss as a threat to biodiversity.

2011-08-10 18:06:18

Road maintenance may accidentally spread the seeds of invasice plants, according to Penn State researchers.

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2011-08-01 09:20:00

University of Georgia student Virginia Schutte describes how a summer in Taiwan gave her the opportunity to get to the bottom of an invasive species problem in mangrove forests there.

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2011-07-31 07:26:40

Invasive tree afflicting Gulf Coast was not brought to US by Ben Franklin.

2011-07-29 14:48:25

California's native grasses, already under pressure from invasive exotic grasses, are likely to be pushed aside even more as the climate warms.

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2011-07-15 07:40:00

The worldwide decline of top predators, or “consumers”, such as wolves, sharks and lions, is threatening to drive other species to extinction, an international team of 24 scientists reported on Thursday.


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2008-04-30 23:09:30

The Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas), is the native oyster of the Pacific coast of Korea, Japan and China. It has been introduced to North America, especially in Puget Sound, Washington, and to the Australian states of Tasmania and South Australia. It is an important commercial harvest in all of these places, as well as New Zealand where the Pacific oyster has replaced the native rock oyster, Crassostrea glomerata, as the main commercial species. The Pacific oyster is an invasive species...

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gammon
  • To play, gamble.
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  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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