invasive species

“An Environmental Disaster of Unimaginable Proportions”

One hundred and twenty billion dollars. That’s how much invasive species cost the United States every year. Most people don’t realize this, but some of our country’s most harmful and costly … Read more

Downtown Seattle skyline on clear day and a day hazy due to Central WA wildfire

Hot and Hazy: Central Washington Wildfires Muddle the Puget Sound Skyline

Smoke from Central Washington wildfires is dimming the horizon throughout Washington today, obscuring the crispness that is so common on a sunny summer day in Seattle. It also raises air quality … Read more

Like a Bad Horror Flick, Alien Creatures Invade the U.S.

It reads like a bad 1960s horror film—alien creatures taking over the countryside and leaving devastation in their path. Giant snakes, flying fish, voracious rodents, and swarms of birds are … Read more

Water Samples Positive for Asian Carp Environmental DNA in Lake Erie

State and federal officials have announced that six water samples from Lake Erie have tested positive for Asian carp environmental DNA (eDNA). The samples were among over 400 samples taken … Read more

Study: Asian carp could live in all five Great Lakes

If Asian carp invade the Great Lakes, the voracious fish could survive and spread throughout all five of the lakes, according to a new study by Canada’s Department of Fisheries and … Read more

In Defense of Wildflowers

NWF View By Larry J. Schweiger “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely … Read more

Revisiting the Ten Plagues: 10 Invasive Species That Plague America Today

One of the most memorable parts of the Passover Seder is the recounting of the ten plagues that befell Egypt. When I was little we sang silly songs about the … Read more

When Good Intentions Grow Bad: Bugs, Vines and Invasions

Kudzu, once hailed as a “miracle vine,” is now a thorn in the side of folks throughout the Southeast. Once used by American farmers as a means to stop soil … Read more

Weekly News Roundup – April 6, 2012

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Growing Risk for Taxpayers and Wildlife April 4 – … Read more

Preventing a Growing Risk

There is an old proverb that goes something like, “the road to hell is often paved with good intentions.” As America moves forward with important efforts to expand advanced bioenergy … Read more