KELOWNA – The Province is expanding its fight against invasive mussels with a $1.3-million boost toward early detection and rapid response. Although these invasive species have never been detected in British Columbia, this program expansion increases protection of B.C.’s lakes and rivers against the threat of quagga and zebra mussels.
Georgia Straight (BLOG), Mar. 11, 2015, by Albert Liu, Enoch Weng, and Mark Tan: The sky is falling, the sky is falling! Right now at this very moment, unbeknownst to you, we are under the threat of an alien invasion.
Vernon Morning Star, Mar. 15, 2015: Harvesting an invasive species and turning it into fish food is making big waves for a Vernon company.
Phys.org, Mar. 19, 2015: Researchers at the University of Waterloo have published results of a powerful new tool that could give ecologists new ways of tackling problems posed by deadly invasive species like Asian carp and Zebra mussels.
Imperial Valley News, Mar. 19, 2015, by CDFA: Washington, DC - U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $57.9 million in funding, provided by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill), to support project suggestions from across the country to prevent the introduction or spread of plant pests, diseases and pathogens, as well as to ensure the availability of a healthy supply of clean plant stock in the United States.
New Scientist, Mar. 20, 2015, Michael Slezak: The toxic cane toad introduced to Australia in the 1930s is causing ripples through the ecosystem in ways rarely seen when invasive species spread.
National Post, Mar. 19, 2015, by Kelly Sinoski: The invasive fire ant continues to spread in the Lower Mainland, wreaking havoc on Vancouver airport runways and forcing CP Rail to burn the soil on the Arbutus corridor in attempts to eradicate them.
Newswire, Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Mar. 24, 2015: The Invasive Species Centre has launched a comprehensive new website on invasive species in Canada's forests.
thebeachconnection.net, Mar. 2, 2015: Newport, Oregon—The Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport will be the next home for what appears to be yet another tsunami fish found on the Oregon coast. Called the knifejaw, this unusual fish is believed to have come overseas from its native waters off Japan and Korea, probably carried along by tsunami debris from the 2011 earthquake in Japan.
The Free Press, Mar. 5, 2015, by Katelyn Dingman: During the Monday Feb. 23 council meeting, representatives from the East Kootenay Invasive Plant Council (EKIPC) presented their findings to the city, noting that the City of Fernie is home to many dangerous invasive plant species.