News tagged with invasive species

Avoiding alien marine invaders

Picture a young man seated on the deck of an old wooden sailing ship, a whaling vessel made of white oak, yellow pine and hemlock, built in 1841, the last of its kind. He is reading—what else?—"Moby Dick."

dateApr 25, 2014 in Ecology
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EU readying invasive alien species hit-list

Killer slugs, Asian ladybirds and American muskrats will all be blacklisted under plans drawn up by Brussels to stop "invasive" species from threatening European wildlife, an EU source said on Tuesday.

dateMar 18, 2014 in Ecology
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Scientist urges us to 'embrace new invaders'

A University of York scientist claims that invasive species such as Himalayan balsam and rhododendron should be welcomed to Britain rather than reviled. At least, they should not be hated simply because they ...

dateOct 04, 2013 in Ecology
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EU must take urgent action on invasive species

The EU must take urgent action to halt the spread of invasive species that are threatening native plants and animals across Europe, according to a scientist from Queen's University Belfast.

dateApr 16, 2014 in Ecology
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Helping native birds beat their bullies

Small Australian native birds are losing food and home to a growing flock of rivals, including native birds arriving from other states, invasive alien birds and those that thrive in urban areas, environmental scientists have ...

dateDec 30, 2014 in Ecology
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