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In the News

Nov 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.

Prescribed file - photo by U.S. Forest Service

Invasive Plant Species and the Joint Fire Science Program (PDF| 2.62 MB) (Nov 2007)
USDA. FS. Pacific Northwest Research Station.
Report presents a summary of research on invasive plants and fire that has been generated through the Joint Fire Science Program—focusing specifically on ecology of species invasions, the interactions between fire and invasives, and the responses of invasives to different management practices.

Golden-cheeked warbler

1/4 of U.S. Birds at Risk, Study Says (Nov 29, 2007)
National Geographic.
The National Audubon Society and the American Bird Conservancy jointly released a watch list identifying 59 species in the continental United States that are on a "red list" of greatest concern and 119 more that are either seriously declining or rare. The report blames habitat loss, pollution, invasive species, and global warming for the species decline.

The 2007 Audubon WatchList
National Audubon Society.

rat on the tundra on the Alaska Aleutian Island of Adak - photo from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Rats Wipe Out Seabirds on Alaska Island (Nov 29, 2007)
National Geographic News.

Avian influenza

Confirmed H5N1 avian influenza in Suffolk (Britain) poultry farm (Nov 16, 2007)
United Kingdom Health Protection Agency.
The Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has confirmed H5N1 avian influenza on a poultry farm near Diss, on the Norfolk/Suffolk border.

Avian Influenza: Latest Situation

Biofuels crop

Biofuel Feedstocks: The Risk of Future Invasions (Nov 2007)
Council for Agricultural Science and Technology.
Several candidate biofuel feedstock species being considered for commercial production in the United States are invasive pests in other regions where they have been introduced. This new CAST Commentary describes the potential risk of dedicated biofuel species becoming weedy or invasive and provides a process to quantify and minimize this risk.

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