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2012-09-09 11:35:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Human activities and disturbances can put a significant amount of stress on local environments and a new research review has shown that the functional diversity in arid, desert environments can be affected by the hand of man. According the report published in the Journal of Arid Environments, mammalian communities living in dry ecosystems are "drastically changing" as a result of human activities. "We report for the first...

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2012-08-30 16:15:11

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Alien species have invaded! A national park that is. Park officials have closed down Crater Lake to scuba divers due to invasive species. The lake goes down to depths of 1,943 feet, and is both the deepest and clearest lake in the U.S. It has become famous to scuba divers for its strange peat moss formations, tunnels and steep crater walls. Park ecologists have shut down the lake as they try and develop a plan to keep out...

Invasive Species Hypotheses Losing Steam And Support
2012-08-23 08:16:08

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Invasive species cost the world a whopping $1.4 trillion dollars a year. Humans are the main culprit behind the introduction of invasive species such as plants, animals or even microbes. Specific examples of these include zebra mussels in the Hudson River, Burmese pythons in the Florida everglades, giant hogweed in the Czech Republic, and gray squirrels in the UK. Invasive species are responsible for the loss of natural resources...

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2012-08-20 18:57:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Climate change scientists from around the world have turned to everything from satellite imaging to the latest supercomputers in their investigations, but researchers from Harvard University have gathered data from a less traditional source for their latest study–the Massachusetts Butterfly Club. According to the scientists´ analysis of the amateur nature group´s almost 20,000 expedition accounts, climate change could...

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2012-08-20 18:46:54

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Hawaiian researchers can now add fish to the phrase “the best laid-plans of mice and men, often go awry," as John Steinbeck once translated from a famous Robert Burns´ poem. An avid fisherman himself, Steinbeck would no doubt appreciate the problems caused by three invasive species of fish introduced to the Pacific archipelago 55 years ago. In an attempt to better understand how an invasive species comes to dominate a...

Atlantic Ocean Gets Hit With Invasive Brittle Star Species
2012-08-20 12:37:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The appearance and ecology of Atlantic coral reef habitats could be altered by yellow brittle star A study co-written by Dr. Gordon Hendler of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) about an invasive species of brittle star, Ophiothela mirabilis, has been published online in Coral Reefs, the Journal of the International Society for Reef Studies. Growing populations have established themselves at distant points in...

2012-08-13 15:39:23

University of Florida researchers curating a 17-foot-7-inch Burmese python, the largest found in Florida, discovered 87 eggs in the snake, also a state record. Scientists at the Florida Museum of Natural History on the UF campus examined the internal anatomy of the 164.5-pound snake Friday. The animal was brought to the Florida Museum from Everglades National Park as part of a long-term project with the U.S. Department of the Interior to research methods for managing the state´s...

Development Of Grassroots Approach To Conservation
2012-07-11 11:20:38

A new strategy to manage invasive species and achieve broader conservation goals is being tested in the Grand River Grasslands, an area within the North American tallgrass prairie ecoregion. A University of Illinois researcher along with his colleagues at Iowa State and Oklahoma State Universities enlisted private landowners in a grassroots community-building effort to establish a more diverse landscape for native wildlife. The Grand River Grasslands has three main problems that pose...


Latest Invasive species Reference Libraries

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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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  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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