CNW Newswire, Nov. 14, 2014, TORONTO: Forests Ontario supports the Ontario government in its re-introduction of the proposed Invasive Species Act. The legislation is a positive step toward reducing threats from invasive species to Ontario's forests.
Phys.org, Nov. 11, 2014: At-risk native plants worldwide have gained a new ally in their losing battle against aggressive and insidious feral weeds. International scientists have developed a database with in-depth information on over 600 plant species, including the black pine, prickly cactus, thyme, milkweed, wild garlic and baby root orchid. Called the "COMPADRE Plant Matrix Database", it is currently the world's largest open-access source of endangered, native and feral plant demographics.
Phys.org, Oct. 27, 2014 by Alison Satake: LSU ecologist James Cronin and colleague Laura Meyerson from the University of Rhode Island conducted an ambitious large-scale study on the native and invasive species of reed, Phragmites australis, in North America and Europe funded by the National Science Foundation. They found that the intensity of plant invasions by non-native species can vary considerably with changes in latitude.
Oct. 22, 2014 (PRWEB): The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has released a report summarizing six years of testing coatings to control the attachment of quagga and zebra mussels to water and power facilities. Since the study began in 2008, Reclamation has tested more than 100 coatings and materials.
Global News, Oct. 22, 2014 by Amy Judd: VANCOUVER – The City of Surrey is buckling down for a battle against an invasive species that has the potential to cause massive damage.
The Now Newspaper, Oct. 20, 2014, by Amy Reid: CLOVERDALE — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has found a foreign pest that “poses a threat to B.C.’s ecology and economy” in the Cloverdale area of Surrey.
The Independent (UK), Oct. 21, 2014: Fallopia japonica, the one-time toast of Victorian horticulture which under its English name of Japanese knotweed is now considered Britain’s most pernicious invasive plant, may have finally met its match in a two millimetre-long insect.
Washington Post, Oct. 19, 2014, by Darryl Fears: In the war against invasive lionfish, Andrés Jiménez has taken up one of the oldest weapons used by humans: the spear.
Vernon Morning Star, Oct. 19, 2014 by Richard Rolke: Vernon’s mayor has taken the fight over invasive mussels right to a senior federal official.
Ecologist (Oct. 17, 2014) by Kate Constantine: Since Japanese knotweed won a gold medal in 1847 as 'interesting new ornamental of the year', it has become far too much of a good thing, writes Kate Constantine. But could the oriental triffid be tamed following the UK introduction of a specialist pest from Japan's volcanic uplands?