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This Stinging Ant Is Invading the Gulf Coast

These ants land a painful sting and appear to displace native species. But it looks like we’d better get used to them.

 

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Not Ready for Prime Time: Making Fuel Out of Invasive Plants

When it comes to making ethanol, taking a hard, second look at seemingly great ideas is smart policy.

 

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Live Long and Falter: Spry Population Linked to Endangered Species

If a country’s human population is long-lived, it’s bad news for the local critters—almost as bad as being a native bird in New Zealand.

 

Consider the Crawdad

What lessons can we learn from an enterprising decapod?

 

New Zealand Imports Foreign Workers: Dung Beetles

Burned by past introductions of “helpful” foreign species, New Zealand inches toward releasing the imported insects to clean up its pastures full of other introduced animals.

 

Body Count: Putting a Price on Invasive Insect Damage

There’s a 1-in-3 chance that the next decade will see a serious new foreign insect bore through America’s forests.

 

Black Rats Take the Bait on Palmyra Atoll

Biologists claim victory over rodents on Palmyra Atoll in an ongoing effort to restore seabird populations, this time in the tropics.

 

The Tastiest Enemy: Eating Invasive Species

The idea that if you can’t beat ’em, eat ’em has found new resonance in the battle against one particularly voracious invasive species, the lionfish.

 

T.C. Boyle Interview: Nature and the Novelist

Miller-McCune Q&A: In “When the Killing’s Done,” novelist T.C. Boyle once again examines humankind’s conflicted attitudes toward the natural world.

 

Tracking Invasive Species from Riverside to Pandora

Plant physiologist Jodie Holt’s study and management of weeds has earned her kudos in Hollywood and in academe.

 

Snakeheads: the Asian Fish That Terrified Arkansas

How a government team called Operation Mongoose tried to get rid of the invasive northern snakehead by poisoning 400 miles of Arkansas waterways.

 

Invasive Weeds? There’s An App for That

How is Thoreau like an iPhone? Both gather data about natural phenomena that allow scientists to better protect the environment.

 

Volunteers Battle Purple Plague, Whistling Frog

Citizen crews sidestep bureaucracy to confront invasive species in Hawaii, the nation’s extinction capital.

 

Cold, Hard Facts About Saving Florida’s Oranges

Exceptionally cold temperatures and a vicious bacterium are giving the Sunshine State’s citrus trees a battle, but science in on the oranges’ side.

 

All the Pretty Beach Horses

Can the descendants of horses left by Spanish explorers coexist with native plants and animals on North Carolina’s environmentally sensitive Outer Banks? A study will tell.

 

Ladies and Gentlemen — Meet the Beetles

A persistent pest from China chomping on American trees spotlights the economic and aesthetic damage that foreign species may cause in new environments.

 

‘Inferno’ alter ego: Cogongrass

 

 

A New Leaf: Making Paper From Weeds

An invasive ecological bad guy may be able to paper over his evil ways and absorb some carbon as well.

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