invasive species

Earth Day Commandments for the Great Lakes

I was at a party recently when a friend began interrogating me about what I was doing to protect the Great Lakes from polluters, invasive species and other problems facing …

Stink Bugs Don’t Bite, But They Sure Do Suck

There’s an old saying that house guests and fish stink after three days. Brown marmorated stink bugs, however, are the houseguests that stink right away. If you haven’t seen this …

8-Year-Old Shows Power of Speaking Up for Nature

As the Maryland General Assembly wrapped this week there was a bill signing that was important for us conservationists because it addressed an important issue – Invasive Plant Species. For …

President Obama flirting with a Great Lakes disaster

President Obama’s 2012 budget would cut funding for sea lamprey control in the Great Lakes, a move that would devastate the lakes’ $7 billion fishery. The president has proposed cutting …

Taking a Bite Out of Stink Bugs

They fly, they crawl, they cluster and they might even eat some of your food. Chances are you’ve seen or smelled one crawling on your wall or on your shoulder. …

What’s Bugging You? A Biologist Battles Stink Bugs

They’re the house guests that refuse to leave, make a mess, and creep you out. Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) have been bugging NWF senior biologist Doug Inkley, Ph.D. for …

Youngsters deliver powerful message on Asian carp

Ten-year-old Thomas Ridge stepped up to the microphone at Tuesday’s government hearing on how best to keep Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes and proceeded to bring down the …

Success: EPA agrees to take invasive species seriously

Today, NWF and other conservation groups placed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on a path that should finally protect native aquatic life from new invasive species.  Species like the zebra …

brown marmorated stink bug nymph

Stink Bugs, Stink Bugs Everywhere

The name says it all. Stink bugs. Some stink bugs species are native to North America and their populations are kept in check by their natural predators.   That’s no …

Wisconsin Leaves its Waters Vulnerable to Invasive Species

Everyone’s familiar with the old “I have good news, and I have bad news” gag.  Wisconsin’s approach to aquatic invasive species could provide fodder for that joke.  Unfortunately, it’s no laughing …

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