These Decoy Insects Zap the Nasty Bugs That Try to Mate With Them

As they say, sex has consequences, even for male beetles. In their quest to eradicate an invasive beetle, scientists have created "femme fatale" decoys that lure the males in and zap 'em dead—just as the unsuspecting males think they might be getting it on. » 9/15/14 8:11pm 9/15/14 8:11pm

Where on Earth is this freaky lava pool? Why do people hate love locks? Is it true that fire ants love the suburbs? And what do the soon-to-be-lost sounds of the industrial age sound like? All your answers are here, in this week's landscape reads! » 4/08/14 3:22pm 4/08/14 3:22pm

New York Wants To Kill All Of Its Invasive Swans

Swans: elegant symbols of romantic love or terrorizers of plants, small children, and airplanes? The non-native mute swan has been wreaking enough havoc in New York City that the state's Department of Environmental Conservation wants to declare it a "prohibited invasive species." By 2025, under the proposed plan,… » 1/31/14 5:40pm 1/31/14 5:40pm

Sorry Cat Lovers, Cats Are an Invasive Species, Too

When we think of invasive species, we tend to think of the exotic: Burmese pythons, Asian carp, or any of the bizarre creatures terrorizing Florida. But the truth is, our beloved cats can also be bad news for other species. » 1/30/14 4:00pm 1/30/14 4:00pm

What's Eating Florida? These Six Voracious Species

Just in case Florida didn't have enough going against it already (looking at you Florida Man), the state that everybody loves to hate is currently being invaded. No, not by Cuba—by a variety of non-native plants and animals that are wreaking environmental havoc and causing billions of dollars in damage. These are six… » 1/28/14 10:20am 1/28/14 10:20am

Australian Authorities Seize Katy Perry's New Album, Deemed Biohazard

Katy Perry's new album Prism is very bad. We're not just talking about the music, though. ("Roar" is rather catchy!) It's bad for the environment. At least, that's what officials say in Australia where the record's been deemed a "biosecurity concern." » 11/06/13 11:14am 11/06/13 11:14am

It's Time for the Great Floridian Python Hunt

Nearly 800 snake hunters are signed up for the 2013 Python Challenge in Florida. For the next month, the hunters will be scouring the Everglades for the invasive Burmese pythons that are destroying the fragile ecosystem. This is a real thing. » 1/14/13 10:58am 1/14/13 10:58am