Tag: invasive plants

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, August 14

Written by | August 14th, 2013

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Has climate change finally had a positive effect on something? We’re buzzing about it in today’s green news.

  1. Kudzu vs. goats. Goats win! Invasive plants have met their match in Washington, DC. (Grist)
  2. This toothy fish has male skinny-dippers in Scandinavia on edge. (CNN)
  3. Climate change triggers growth spurt in two of California’s iconic trees. (LA Times)
  4. Bone-eating worms thrive in the Antarctic. (Nature)
  5. They may be small, but they’re mighty. Stowaway ants on the loose. (BBC Nature)

Six Easy Ways to Fight Invasive Species

Written by | July 16th, 2013

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How do you fight invasive species when they’re good at invading, sneaky and even, on occasion, appealing to the eye?

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 29

Written by | June 29th, 2010

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In today’s top 5 green news links: the combined efforts of dogs, honey bees and fig trees could save us.

  1. One outcome of the oil spill: the future will be full of Avatar Environmentalists. (Green Biz)
  2. This beats a celebrity sighting at LAX: German airports are using honey bees to monitor air quaility. (The New York Times)
  3. Need proof that canines are a superior species? Researchers have found that dogs are better at finding invasive plants than people. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. Plant a fig tree in Borneo and save an endangered species — could it be that easy? (Mongabay)
  5. And… Andy Revkin rounds up more carbon songs. (Dot Earth)

Why Do Nurseries Sell Invasive Plants?

Written by | August 13th, 2009

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If you garden, you’ve probably been tempted once or twice to plant something beautiful, new, exciting… yes, exotic. But you know you shouldn’t. Wouldn’t it be easier to resist such temptations if it wasn’t possible to buy invasives at your local nursery or garden store in the first place? A reader from Michigan saw what […]

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