Category Archives: Invasive Species

Wiping Out Wildlife

Wiping Out Wildlife

According to a new report from the World Wildlife Fund, the world’s animal populations have suffered widespread population declines in the last half century.  And thousands of species are now scrambling to survive. 

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Nile Crocodiles In Florida

Nile Crocodiles In Florida

Nobody really knows how many alligators live in Florida.  It’s estimated that there are anywhere from 1.3 million to 2 million alligators in the Sunshine State, which means there’s one gator for every 10-15 Floridians.  It’s this ratio that makes it just about impossible for someone living in Florida not to encounter an alligator at… Continue Reading

Tiny Forest Pests Cause Big Problems

Tiny Forest Pests Cause Big Problems

Each year, more than 25 million shipping containers enter the U.S.  All too often, highly destructive forest pests are lurking among their imported goods. Wood boring insects arrive as stowaways in wood packaging, such as pallets and crates. Other forest pests and pathogens hitchhike in on foreign-reared plants bound for American nurseries. Continue Reading

Keeping A Pulse On Our Planet

Keeping A Pulse On Our Planet

The discovery of acid rain in North America was made possible by environmental data collected at a biological field station nestled in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest is just one of the many biological field stations located around the globe that are keeping a pulse on the health of our… Continue Reading