Category Archives: BioInvasion

Vines are taking over forests

Laurance, W. October 5, 2013. Planet of the vines: Climbing plants are taking over. NewScientist. Giant vines are beginning to strangle Earth’s tropical forests, and it’s not just due to climate change. Gaze out over a tropical rainforest and the … Continue reading

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Climate change impacts on agriculture in the U.S.

[ I’ve added a senate hearing from 2013 on drought, fire, and freeze effects on agriculture below.   Alice Friedemann   www.energyskeptic.com  author of “When Trucks Stop Running: Energy and the Future of Transportation, 2015, Springer] Notes from 25 page: Hatfield, J., … Continue reading

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BioInvasion

BioInvasion Overview Animals           Diseases          Insects             Ocean              Plants Over 50,000 non-native species cause over $120 billion dollars of damage, per year, in the United States More than 120,000 species have invaded the USA, UK, Australia, India, South Africa and Brazil Invaders … Continue reading

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Plant BioInvasion

Apr 23, 2002 Caspian Environment Struggles As Nations Jockey Over Energy Riches.  ABC news. Scott Dogget. Dec 28, 2004 In a chokehold: California’s native landscape is losing ground as aggressive imports run wild.   Los Angeles Times. Aug 26, 2005  Non-native … Continue reading

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Animal BioInvasion

Mongoose. Brought to kill rats in sugar plantations in Puerto Rico and Hawaii in the 1800s.  Now they’re destroying native birds, amphibians, and reptiles that would have been beneficial for pest control.  12 species of reptiles and amphibians have been … Continue reading

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Insect BioInvasion

Ant BioInvasion Crazy Ants are replacing Fire ants.  This is not a good thing!  If you do some research on crazy ants, you will miss the fire ants.  Researchers reported that where crazy ants take hold, the numbers and types … Continue reading

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Ocean BioInvasion

 January 2016. Potential invasive species identified in S. Gulf of Mexico. November 2015. Marine invasive species benefiting from rising carbon dioxide levels Territories changing due to ocean acidification. March 2013. Invasive species: Understanding the threat before it’s too late. 7 … Continue reading

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