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In the News

Aug 2007

Selected "In the News" items previously featured on NISIC for this month. See the In the News Archives to view previously posted items by year and month.

See our What's New section for current items of interest.


Invasive Weed a Fuel for West's Wildfires (Aug 29, 2007)
USA Today.
The governors of Idaho, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming formally declared war on the invasive cheatgrass, which now dominates between 25 million and 100 million acres of sagebrush in the Great Basin.

Electron micrograph of West Nile Virus

FDA Approves Second West Nile Virus Screening Test for Donated Blood and Organs (Aug 28, 2007)
DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

Sudden oak death

Study: Humans Fostering Forest-Destroying Disease: Sudden Oak Death may be threat to eastern forests (Aug 16, 2007)
University of North Carolina - Charlotte.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife logo

Note to Internet Wildlife Criminals: That 'Customer' Could Be a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Agent (Aug 14, 2007)
Wildlife crime is a huge growth industry, grown larger still by the Internet. The crime is compounded when the new owners of live exotic creatures become bored -- and decide to dump them in the wild. That has helped place Florida at the top of the list of states with invasive species.

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Effects of Climate Change on Aquatic Invasive Species and Implications for Management and Research -- External Review Draft (Jul 2007; report released Aug 10, 2007)
Environmental Protection Agency.
This draft report reviews available literature on climate change effects on aquatic invasive species (AIS) and examines state level AIS management activities.
Note: Public comment period ends Sep 10, 2007.

Foot and mouth symptoms; USDA

Foot and Mouth Disease confirmed in cattle, in Surrey (Aug 3, 2007)
United Kingdom Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs.

More about Foot and Mouth Disease from DEFRA


Reid Introduces Legislation to Combat Invasive Species (Aug 2, 2007)
U.S. Senator for Nevada, Harry Reid.

S.1949 - 100th Meridian Invasive Species State Revolving Loan Fund -- The bill sets up a state revolving loan fund to provide resources for invasive species control and authorizes a total of $410 million over 5 years. This legislation would allow Western states more opportunity to acquire funding for the necessary control of invasive species such as noxious weeds through a process that holds the borrower of funds accountable through a loan funding and repayment mechanism.

Emerald ash borer larval tunneling below bark - Forest Service

Protecting Native Plants and Animals: Taking on the Invaders and Firewood: Buy It Where You Burn It
Nature Conservancy.

What You Can Do to Prevent Species Invasion and Take the Pledge - Don't Transport Firewood!
Union of Concerned Scientists.

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