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Invasive Species News ItemsHow New Orleans chefs could become a key ally in effort to save Louisiana's disappearing coast - The Advocate11/21/2017 10:23:24 AM
The Advocate How New Orleans chefs could become a key ally in effort to save Louisiana's disappearing coast The Advocate One evening this summer, a group of New Orleans chefs gathered at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum in Central City with a challenge: to prepare and cook Asian carp, an invasive freshwater fish that has wreaked havoc in Louisiana wetlands and ...
Invasive tallow trees taking over the South - Total Landscape Care11/21/2017 3:32:40 AM
Total Landscape Care Invasive tallow trees taking over the South Total Landscape Care ... they've co-evolved over many millions of years, and in a lot of cases, the insect is very host-specific,” Massimi, the invasive species coordinator for the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program along the Louisiana Gulf Coast, told ...
What Are Nutria? The Mega-Rats Are Wreaking Havoc In Louisiana - Bustle11/17/2017 3:26:45 PM
Bustle What Are Nutria? The Mega-Rats Are Wreaking Havoc In Louisiana Bustle But with the help of local residents, Louisiana is fighting back against this invasive species . While nutria may appear harmless and cute (if you like giant rats, that is), they're doing considerable damage. Considered a non-native species as they ...
Mutant Giant Rats That Thrive Off Climate Change Are About to Take Over the World - Daily Beast11/16/2017 12:20:39 PM
Daily Beast Mutant Giant Rats That Thrive Off Climate Change Are About to Take Over the World Daily Beast Nutrias are a case study in how invasive species can worsen the effects of climate change and upend ecosystems humans rely on. In the late 1990s, when the ... And they're making their presence known far beyond their native Louisiana . Tens of millions ...
Invasive species found near Sulphur River WMA - KAIT11/15/2017 4:06:00 PM
Invasive species found near Sulphur River WMA KAIT According to Sea Grant Louisiana , under ideal conditions, a single plant of giant salvinia can multiply to cover 40 square miles of surface area in only three months. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission staff have done an extensive search throughout the ...
On a riverside farm, a wild hog cook-off, a football tailgate, a boost for the Louisiana coast - The Advocate11/14/2017 9:56:26 PM
The Advocate On a riverside farm, a wild hog cook-off, a football tailgate, a boost for the Louisiana coast The Advocate Wild hog is the headliner for this environmentally oriented event because of the trail of damage the invasive species has wrought in the region. “They're incredibly destructive to coastal ecosystems,” said Samantha Carter, an outreach coordinator for ...
'Super invader' tree hits South, but flea beetle may be hero - The Northwest Florida Daily News11/14/2017 1:24:05 PM
The Northwest Florida Daily News 'Super invader' tree hits South, but flea beetle may be hero The Northwest Florida Daily News 1, 2017 photo shows Llewellyn Everage, who directs interns and volunteers at the Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, gesturing towards an area of the nature center that had been cleared of tallow using heavy machinery, with tallows yet to be cleared in ... and more »
Louisiana Eats: Can't Beat 'Em? Eat 'Em! - WWNO11/11/2017 10:16:16 AM
WWNO Louisiana Eats: Can't Beat 'Em? Eat 'Em! WWNO On this week's show, we take a look at invasive species in our region and meet some people who live by the motto: if you can't beat 'em, eat 'em. We begin at the Best of Bycatch dinner at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, where a highly invasive ... and more »
Native Species News ItemsWhat Are Nutria? The Mega-Rats Are Wreaking Havoc In Louisiana - Bustle11/17/2017 3:26:45 PM
Bustle What Are Nutria? The Mega-Rats Are Wreaking Havoc In Louisiana Bustle But with the help of local residents, Louisiana is fighting back against this invasive species. While nutria may appear harmless and cute (if you like giant rats, that is), they're doing considerable damage. Considered a non- native species as they ...
MALB a nuisance, but not dangerous - Baxter Bulletin11/14/2017 8:36:09 PM
Baxter Bulletin MALB a nuisance, but not dangerous Baxter Bulletin It took a long time for releases made in Louisiana and Mississippi in 1979 and 1980 to become established and spread, but by 1994, MALB was found in Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida. They are now widely disseminated in North America with ...
Scientists to release Chinese flea beetles to fight 'super invader' tallow tree now creeping into 10 US states - Daily Mail11/14/2017 12:01:46 PM
Daily Mail Scientists to release Chinese flea beetles to fight 'super invader' tallow tree now creeping into 10 US states Daily Mail Meanwhile, researchers in Louisiana are studying tallows to gain a better understanding of the beetle's effectiveness once they are let loose. Benjamin Franklin sent tallow seeds from London to a friend in Georgia in the 1700s, but genetic testing ... and more »
Garden News: Time to go native when it comes to your landscape - The Advocate11/9/2017 11:31:44 PM
The Advocate Garden News: Time to go native when it comes to your landscape The Advocate In Louisiana alone, more than 2,090 native species occur naturally. So you have a really large plant palette to choose from for your yard. Incorporating one or two, or maybe even four, five or six different species into your yard will help to diversify ...
'Mini-lobsters' have Michigan on alert after invasive, Louisiana crawfish found in waters - The Advocate8/3/2017 1:45:10 PM
The Advocate 'Mini-lobsters' have Michigan on alert after invasive, Louisiana crawfish found in waters The Advocate The Louisiana - native species was recently discovered in two Michigan communities about 130 miles apart — Vicksburg and Novi — and pose issues for waterfront areas. "The danger here is to property near the water. ... These crayfish are known to burrow ... Expert: Red swamp crayfish in Michigan similar to Nutria in Louisiana WWL Louisiana 'crayfish' are invading Michigan: report NOLA.com all 8 news articles »
Outdoors: Louisiana facing latest non-native threat - San Antonio Express-News7/13/2017 11:29:03 AM
San Antonio Express-News Outdoors: Louisiana facing latest non-native threat San Antonio Express-News An invasive insect from Asia is devastating stands of environmentally and economically crucial phragmites — commonly called roseau cane — in Louisiana's Mississippi River Delta. Officials are .... There are consequences of introducing non- native species .
Snakes of Louisiana: 46 of the state's slithery species - NOLA.com6/12/2017 12:36:02 PM
NOLA.com Snakes of Louisiana : 46 of the state's slithery species NOLA.com Snakes! You either love 'em or you hate 'em, or sometimes if you're in the French Quarter you wear them around your shoulders. But one thing's clear: Snakes are a fascinating part of life in Louisiana and a keen contributor to local ecosystems.
Insect devouring Louisiana coastal cane the latest non-native threat - Chron.com4/26/2017 11:11:08 PM
Chron.com Insect devouring Louisiana coastal cane the latest non-native threat Chron.com It doesn't help that, in a strange twist, some of the phragmites species growing in coastal marshes are themselves non- native species considered to be a noxious invasive by many. What harm can there be in getting rid of a bothersome plant that might ... and more »
A guide to Louisiana irises: How, where and when to plant these beautiful native flowers - NOLA.com3/18/2017 8:10:57 AM
NOLA.com A guide to Louisiana irises: How, where and when to plant these beautiful native flowers NOLA.com In gardens and landscapes, hybrids of our native species bloom in a rainbow of colors with large, showy flowers on tall stems. Their extraordinary beauty and ease of care have made Louisiana irises increasingly popular all over the world, but they ... and more »