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2011-04-05 00:00:27

Weed scientists representing scientific societies from across the nation are protesting a decision to ‘zero out’ funding for an Army Corps of Engineers research program that helps to protect our nation's waterways and water supply from invasive weeds. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) April 4, 2011 Today the Weed Science Society of America(WSSA) announced it has joined nearly a dozen national and regional weed management associations in expressing strong support for continued funding of...

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2011-03-28 10:33:46

New strategy helps ships screen for unwanted passengers.

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2011-03-08 09:32:43

An international team of researchers including professor Emmett Duffy of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science has published a comprehensive new analysis showing that loss of plant biodiversity disrupts the fundamental services that ecosystems provide to humanity.

2011-03-03 12:23:14

Simply by eating the leaves of an invasive tree that soaks up river water, an Asian beetle may help to slow down water loss in the Southwestern United States.

2011-03-01 14:50:20

Invasive plant species have long had a reputation as being bad for a new ecosystem when they are introduced.

2011-02-28 09:30:00

Conservation and fishing groups are calling on the federal government to improve outdated laws and prevent the next invasion WASHINGTON, Feb.

2011-02-24 00:00:45

Harmful invasive species that cause a multibillion-dollar annual drain on our nation’s economy will be the focus of National Invasive Species Awareness Week -- scheduled for February 28-March 4, 2011 in Washington, D.C.

2011-02-18 11:14:00

Non-native insects and diseases can spread by traveling on wood packaging and other untreated wood ARLINGTON, Va., Feb.

2011-02-14 11:13:00

As yet another invasive animal becomes established, environmental groups call on the federal government to screen the trade of imported animals and prevent the next problem invasion WASHINGTON, Feb.

2011-02-11 16:03:30

A team of scientists has discovered that human-introduced, invasive species of plants can have positive ecological effects.


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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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