Invasive animal poses global threat

Researchers today in Canberra, Australia reported the ominous threat of what appears to be an invasive animal with a unique biology.  Platypus-like hares have now been observed on several continents and even remote locations like Easter Island in the Pacific Ocean, and are poised to reproduce in extremely large numbers, especially in North America.  Dr. […]

Wolf Reintroduction Opposed By Pigs, Hoods

AVALON, CA.  April 1, 2017.  Bringing back predators can revive age old conflicts.  Efforts to reintroduce wolves in Oregon, California, and Idaho have resulted in an injunction filed in federal court in Avalon, CA.  Three porcine plaintiffs have brought suit against the US Fish and Wildlife Service to halt all reintroduction efforts.  “This ‘huff, puff and […]

Roundup Ready Cocktails: Mixed Drinks with Mixed Effects

April 1, 2015 Roundup Ready Cocktails: Mixed Drinks with Mixed Effects In an effort to demonstrate the safety and multiple uses of one of its most popular products, a large chemical company has released recipes for some new and interesting cocktails mixed with glyphosate, the active ingredient in the controversial herbicide Roundup.   The chemical has […]

Conservationists join rush to Mars

April 1, 2015 The Martian landscape has some new protectors. Conservation biologists from the International Association of Land Trusts (IALT) have laid claim to large sections of the red planet’s surface and underlying mineral deposits. Their goal is to protect the most sensitive regions of Mars before humans colonize it. As the US and other […]

Invasive species gene identified

April 1, 2015 Scientists on the hunt for a genetic link between all invasive plants and animals have made a major discovery. All invasive species appear to share a common gene. In a paper published today in Nature Genomics, geneticists from seven prominent universities in four countries document the presence of a gene present in […]

So Long Tundra, Hello Trees

US Forest Service Plants Massive Carbon Sink in Arctic Posted: 4/1/2014 The US Forest Service today launched a large scale forestation project in the arctic. Today marks the first day of project Trees For Carbon based out of Kotzebue, Alaska, where Forest Service officials cut the ribbon on a new effort to create a huge […]

Unicorn Reintroduction Going Ahead as Planned

by Tom Kaye — last modified Apr 02, 2013 IAE ecologists are planning to move ahead with the first wild release of unicorns (Equus monotuskus) after delays in receiving permits from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The captive herd that has been bred in the Coast Range of western Oregon will be released […]

Top Ten worst invasives reclassified as native

by Tom Kaye — last modified Mar 31, 2013 The US Department of Agriculture has announced that it is reclassifying the country’s top ten worst invaders as native species. From Kudzu to Himalayan blackberry to cheatgrass, the most troublesome species will now be considered native and desirable. The move will save government agencies, farmers, and […]