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In the News

Oct 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.


Fires' Long-Term Impact On Environment: Wildfires Have Consequences For California's Landscape, Plants, Animals For Years To Come (Oct 25, 2007)
CBS News.

Invasive Plants and Wildfires in Southern California (PDF | 1.50 MB)
University of California - Davis.

Quagga mussel

Dogs Sniff out Tiny Invaders That Imperil Pipelines: Detecting the Mussels is Vital to Prevent Water System Breakdowns (PDF | 57 KB) (Oct 25, 2007)
San Francisco Estuary Institute; The Sacramento Bee.

Black Carp, photo courtesy of Rob Cosgriff, Ill. Natural History Survey, Great Rivers Field Station

Imports and Interstate Transportation of Black Carp Banned (Oct 18, 2007)
DOI. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service added black carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus) to the list of injurious fish under the Lacey Act. This action will prohibit live black carp, gametes, viable eggs and hybrids from being imported into or transported between the continental United States, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or any territory or possession of the United States.

PREISM program

USDA Awards $950,000 to Research Against Invasive Pests (Oct 12, 2007)
U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Six research projects in four states were selected to help identify effective means to prevent the introduction of invasive plant pests and animal diseases through the Program of Research on the Economics of Invasive Species Management (PREISM).

Phragmites australis

UD plant biologists uncover top wetland invader's hidden weapon (Oct 11, 2007)
University of Delaware.
The invasive strain of Phragmites australis, or common reed, believed to have originated in Eurasia, exudes from its roots an acid so toxic that the substance literally disintegrates the structural protein in the roots of neighboring plants, thus toppling the competition.

Biofuels crop

Warning on danger of biofuels (Oct 4, 2007)
The Sydney Morning Herald.

The Weedy Truth About Biofuels (Updated 2008)
Australia Invasive Species Council.
This report exposes the weed risks of many proposed biofuels in Australia.

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