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Sep 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.

Volunteer plants native vegetation

National Public Lands Day -- Sep 29, 2007
National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands American's enjoy. In 2006, about 100,000 volunteers built trails and bridges, planted trees and plants, and removed trash and invasive plants.

Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia

APHIS Makes Funding Available for Activities Related to the Control of Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (PDF | 32 KB) (Sep 27, 2007)
USDA. APHIS. Veterinary Services.

More about VHS from APHIS

Ballast water

NOAA & Smithsonian Say U.S. Waters Safer from Invasive Species If Ships Flush and Fill Ballast Water at Sea (Sep 24, 2007)
DOC. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The technical report released finds ship captains can dramatically reduce the supply of invasive aquatic species delivered to U.S. ports, if they flush and refill ballast tanks with ocean water before arrival. The report describes the effectiveness of ballast water exchange procedures as a way to reduce aquatic invasive species discharged into U.S. waters, including the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay.

Healthy bees on a honeycomb - ARS photo

Genetic Survey Finds Association Between CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder) and Virus (Sep 6, 2007)
USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

Newly Discovered Virus May be Killing Bees (Sep 6, 2007)

More about Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)

Scientific journal articles

Trends in Ecology & Evolution - Special Focus on Biological Invasions (Sep 2007, Vol 22, Issue 9) (USDA access through DigiTop)

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