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Brain-invading parasite, potentially deadly, found in five Florida counties

A parasite that is potentially fatal in humans was located in five Florida counties, according to University of Florida researchers. The study published in PLOS one reported that rats and snails in St. Johns, Alacua, Leon, Orange and Hillsborough counties contained the rat lungworm parasite. Rat lungworm, which originated in Hawaii, affects humans if they ingest infected […]

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New Braunfels restaurant serves exotic fish in effort to protect coral reefs

“They put it on the menu and I had to get some,” said Larry Schodts, a regular patron at The Downtowner in New Braunfels. What is the hot, new menu item everyone is ordering? It is an invasive, venomous, but unique-looking species: the Lionfish. “It’s a white, delicious, flaky fish,” explained Chad Niland, Executive Chef […]

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Invasive Species Bill Adds Fee to Flathead, MT Electric Members

A Montana Senate bill designed to fund the fight against aquatic invasive species will place an additional financial burden on members of the Flathead Electric Cooperative. The measure, Senate Bill 363, spearheaded by Sen. Chas Vincent, R-Libby, funds $13.9 million over two years to fight aquatic invasive species, in part by adding a fee to […]

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Antarctic ‘winners and losers’ as foreign invasion looms

Antarctica’s native species are facing invasion as climate change dramatically expands the continent’s ice-free zones, a new study warns. Australian researchers say the warming climate could see ice-free areas increase by almost 25 per cent by the end of the century. Invasive species that are already changing the ecology of sub-Antarctic islands are likely to […]

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Water gardeners beware – Keep nature and your landscape separate

Water gardens are a wonderful landscaping feature that add peace and serenity to many of our backyards during the summer. However, tending a water garden requires many important considerations, including which species to put in the garden and what to do with them when they grow too large or are no longer desired. Many popular aquatic […]

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Vigilance, not panic, is what’s needed after Asian carp found near Lake Michigan

At the same time the Trump Administration is pushing to slash funding for the Great Lakes, a commercial fisherman has discovered a live Asian carp just nine miles from Lake Michigan. Duane Chapman is a research fish biologist who leads Asian carp research for the U.S Geological Survey. He told Stateside how the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee is formulating its next […]

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Lake Michigan’s Impending Asian Carp Crisis

The drumbeat gets louder. On Friday, June 23, a live Asian silver carp passed through the fish barrier and was caught by a fisherman in a waterway only 9 miles from Lake Michigan. The three electric fish barriers, located southwest of Chicago, were designed to stop the invasive species from swimming north to Lake Michigan. Of […]

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Secretary Zinke Announces Initiatives to Protect Western Ecosystems and Hydroelectric Facilities from Invasive Mussels

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today praised a package of actions and initiatives developed through collaboration with western governors and federal, state and Tribal agencies to protect areas in the West from the economic and ecological threats posed by invasive mussels. A team of more than 70 federal, state, and tribal government officials […]

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