Tag: non-native species

How to Save Countless Trees in 10 Minutes or Less

Written by | July 29th, 2013

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Dozens of tree-killing pests have entered the U.S. as unintended hitchhikers. But by knowing what to look for, you can help prevent the spread of an invasive species.

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?

Tasty Invasives

Written by | March 8th, 2013

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Mmm, invasive species. Have you ever eaten one? You can help combat these invaders of natural habitats and fill your belly all at once!

Eating Invasives: Delicious or Dangerous?

Written by | May 29th, 2012

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Could campaigns to eat kudzu or camels or iguanas actually have the reverse effect? Our blogger weighs the risks and benefits of eating invasives.

A Lifelong Commitment to Fighting Invasive Species

Written by | March 7th, 2012

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For the Conservancy’s Faith Campbell, tackling tree-killing insects and pathogens is more than a career. See what inspires her to fight for forest health.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, February 6

Written by | February 6th, 2012

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It doesn’t matter if you’re a Giants or Patriots fan, we can all appreciate a few great green news stories.

  1. Our oceans got some love in this 30-second Super Bowl ad. (Care2)
  2. Puerto Rico adds non-native iguanas to their menus. (Washington Post)
  3. The Olympics bring Britain their biggest urban park. (Guardian)
  4. We heart TreeHugger’s new Valentine’s Day green gift guide. (TreeHugger)
  5. A warming ocean actually boasts some coral reef growth. (Huffington Post)

Fixing the One Dumb Thing That Benjamin Franklin Did

Written by | July 4th, 2011

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He was a Founding Father and one of the brightest minds our nation has ever produced. But Ben Franklin made a massive mistake, and we’re trying to fix it.

Invasive Species: Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

Written by | June 7th, 2011

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Should we continue to fight invasive species? Peter Kareiva says a new article in the journal Nature should make us think hard about how and where we say yes.

No Spray Zone: Are Pesticides Really Controlling Invasives?

Written by | September 8th, 2009

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When faced with invasive, non-native weeds on the range, the first response for many conservationists is to load up a backpack sprayer full of pesticides. Spraying chemicals toxic to wildlife and people — under the auspices of protecting wildlife and people — is often portrayed as a necessary evil if we want to stop the […]

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