You need bacteria to help you digest your food and go about your day. It turns out that plants have their own version of this. And one weed is driving out the competition by attacking the gut bacteria of other species.
Puerto Rico is overrun with green iguanas, and they’re wreaking havoc on the island’s ecosystem and its economy.
A group of researchers is arguing against what they call “xenophobic leanings” against invasive species, saying that economic benefits of invasive species should be taken into account when conservationists are deciding how to deal with them.
The 1967 Outer Space Treaty was one of the few things the U.S. and the Soviet Union managed to agree on at the height of the Cold War. Among other things, it forbid both nations from bringing space microbes back to Earth, or spreading Earth germs to other planets.
You might assume, by virtue of being called the "common reed," that it's a common element of Eastern United States marshes. And you'd be right. But the common reed is an invader from the Old World, and it must be stamped out. Kill it with fire, etc.
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.
When there's a "human wildlife conflict," the US Department of Agriculture's "Wildlife Services" gets called in to take care of the problem. In 2013, that resulted in the death of more than 4 million animals.
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!
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,…
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.
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…
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.