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Invasive Species News ItemsPortland's Forest Park should be open to all: Guest opinion - OregonLive.com11/22/2017 9:27:08 AM
OregonLive.com Portland's Forest Park should be open to all: Guest opinion OregonLive.com In my travels over many years to cities across this great Northwest -- and beyond to Idaho, Colorado, California and Arizona -- I have hiked, fished and camped in the most pristine and managed forests and areas of managed lands. In addition, I have ...
Genes that target invasive species may not be a good idea - Bend Bulletin11/21/2017 7:57:28 PM
Genes that target invasive species may not be a good idea Bend Bulletin “It's an important contribution,” said John Marshall, a mathematical biologist at the University of California , Berkeley, said of the new research. “A study like this is the beginning of a formal analysis we need.” So what exactly would happen if a ...
'Gene Drives' Are Too Risky for Field Trials, Scientists Say - New York Times11/16/2017 2:00:39 PM
New York Times 'Gene Drives' Are Too Risky for Field Trials, Scientists Say New York Times Researchers at the University of California , San Diego, showed that the idea could really work by spreading a gene in fruit flies reared in the lab. Soon afterward, Dr. Esvelt's own team showed that the process could make certain genes more common in ... Conservation demands safe gene drive - PLOS PLOS all 10 news articles »
Want an update in invasive insects in California? Go to the Redlands Horticultural and Improvement Society's Nov. 16 ... - Redlands Daily Facts11/13/2017 1:04:00 PM
Redlands Daily Facts Want an update in invasive insects in California ? Go to the Redlands Horticultural and Improvement Society's Nov. 16 ... Redlands Daily Facts Invasive species are increasingly recognized as threats to human health, agricultural productivity and natural ecosystems worldwide, according to a press release from the Horticultural Society. In recent years, there have been approximately 10 new ...
California Ecologists Strike Back Against Invasive Green Crabs - KQED11/7/2017 3:19:19 PM
KQED California Ecologists Strike Back Against Invasive Green Crabs KQED Green crabs are voracious predators that rank among the world's worst invasive species . Scientists estimate green crabs cost the fishing industry close to $19 million annually on the East Coast alone. And in recent years, they have been spotted along ...
Resisting Alien Invasions - Santa Barbara Edhat11/6/2017 11:20:52 AM
Santa Barbara Edhat Resisting Alien Invasions Santa Barbara Edhat In the ensuing years, S. horneri, a fast-growing brown alga native to eastern Asia, spread throughout Southern California and crept up to the Northern Channel Islands off the coast of Santa Barbara. UC Santa Barbara researchers, who have been ...
Invasive Weevil Threatens California's Palm Trees and Date Industry - UCR Today (press release)11/1/2017 12:32:36 PM
UCR Today (press release) Invasive Weevil Threatens California's Palm Trees and Date Industry UCR Today (press release) A dead Canary Islands date palm tree (left) killed by the South American palm weevil next to a healthy Canary Islands date palm showing strong vertical central fronds in San Diego County, Calif. Center for Invasive Species Research, UC Riverside.
Native Species News ItemsWe don't need to save endangered species. Extinction is part of evolution. - Washington Post11/22/2017 6:00:11 AM
Washington Post We don't need to save endangered species. Extinction is part of evolution. Washington Post “What is Conservation Biology?,” a foundational text for the field, written by Michael Soulé of the University of California at Santa Cruz, says, “Diversity of organisms is good . . . the untimely extinction of populations and species is bad . . . [and ...
Sparling Ranch Conservation Bank a win-win for ranchers, developers, wildlife - YubaNet11/20/2017 1:59:34 PM
YubaNet Sparling Ranch Conservation Bank a win-win for ranchers, developers, wildlife YubaNet Now, through the establishment of the Sparling Ranch Conservation Bank, more than 2,000 acres of valuable habitat will be permanently protected for California tiger salamanders and California red-legged frogs, including 14 breeding ponds, while the ...
Three Ways to Change How California Manages Water for the Environment - News Deeply11/15/2017 3:05:37 AM
News Deeply Three Ways to Change How California Manages Water for the Environment News Deeply It's time for California to rethink how it manages water for the environment. Despite four decades of effort, many of the state's freshwater-dependent native species are in decline. Controversy over water for the environment remains high. The latest ...
Californians (and Surfers) Gain Access to a Mile of Beach in Santa Barbara County - TheInertia.com11/14/2017 12:00:48 AM
TheInertia.com Californians (and Surfers) Gain Access to a Mile of Beach in Santa Barbara County TheInertia.com Surfers and fans of open access to beaches received a win in California today when the California Coastal Commission agreed to make a 36-acre swath of land public, extending the Jalama Beach County Park, a pristine piece of public access in Santa ...
California fire cleanup reaches new step: clearing ruins - ABC News11/10/2017 3:13:32 AM
California fire cleanup reaches new step: clearing ruins ABC News Teams have spent weeks positioning bundles of straw and bags of gravel or sand between blackened neighborhoods and creeks critical to people and native species , such as local coho salmon. Devastated areas have received only light rain so far, but ... and more »
Two distinct ecological mechanisms may provide resilience against invasive species in certain marine protected areas ... - Science Daily11/2/2017 7:40:49 PM
Two distinct ecological mechanisms may provide resilience against invasive species in certain marine protected areas ... Science Daily Known to be highly invasive in the Mediterranean, a massive -- and ultimately successful -- effort was launched to eradicate it from Southern California waters. Unfortunately, the same has not been true for Sargassum horneri, another invasive alga ... and more »
Tensions rise on the range after wolf kills cow in California for the first time in a century - Sacramento Bee10/27/2017 2:49:12 PM
Sacramento Bee Tensions rise on the range after wolf kills cow in California for the first time in a century Sacramento Bee The California Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed that a member of the so-called Lassen Pack killed a heifer Oct. 13 on private property in western Lassen County. Data from a GPS collar worn by the pack's breeding female showed it had been on ... and more »
A shrunken Delta tunnels project? Decision time is upon California - Sacramento Bee10/26/2017 3:31:17 PM
Sacramento Bee A shrunken Delta tunnels project? Decision time is upon California Sacramento Bee The state needs effective Delta policies in three areas: water supply for urban, agricultural, and in-Delta users; for declining native species ; and levee protection, or a lack of protection, for islands that provide insufficient economic value. State ... and more »
When there's nowhere colder to go - University of California10/25/2017 6:07:46 PM
University of California When there's nowhere colder to go University of California Antarctica is nearly 9,000 miles from California , but in terms of environmental changes, it is right next door. “Ocean warming and acidification is happening all along our coastlines, affecting many species we rely on for food like oysters and ...
Trump Opposes Massive California Water Project - U.S. News & World Report10/25/2017 12:43:15 PM
U.S. News & World Report Trump Opposes Massive California Water Project U.S. News & World Report ... on the tunnels project pushed by California's Democratic governor, though federal wildlife agencies gave the green light in June. They found that the plan would not mean extinction for endangered and threatened native species , including native salmon. Trump opposes California water project Capital Press Trump Administration Opposes Massive California Water Project KPBS all 33 news articles »