News tagged with invasive species

Students create tool to stop pests in their tracks

Every day, invasive species threaten the health of vital agricultural and natural lands, from plants like the fast-growing kudzu vine to animals like the pernicious red scale insect that chomps through citrus crops. The US ...

dateAug 05, 2015 in Ecology
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Boosting nutrients gives a leg up to invasive species

Species invasions come at a high cost. In the United States, the annual cost to the economy tops $100 billion a year and invasive plant infestations affect 100 million acres. While it's tempting to focus attention on headline-grabbing ...

dateJul 15, 2015 in Ecology
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Study shows grey squirrels are quick learners

They may be viewed by some as an invasive species or a commonplace pest of public parks, but a new study from the University of Exeter has shown that grey squirrels are actually quick learners capable of adapting tactics ...

dateJul 06, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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