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In the News

Jul 2008

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.

Cerambycid beetle - photo by University of California

Entomologists are matchmakers for cerambycid beetles (Jul 31, 2008)
University of California. Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Scientists have discovered cheap, generic blends of love potions to attract several species of pest cerambycid beetles.

Recreational boats

EPA Discharge Permit Requirement for Recreational Boaters: President Bush Signs Clean Boating Act of 2008 (Jul 29, 2008)
The Clean Boating Act of 2008 (PDF | 135 KB) permanently restores the long-standing exemption for recreational boats from permitting requirements under the federal Clean Water Act. The EPA was set to put the requirement in place for all vessels (including recreational) as the result of a lawsuit over ballast water discharges from large, ocean going ships.


Invasive Species Cost Great Lakes $200M (Jul 17, 2008)
United Press International.
A U.S. study conducted by the Center for Aquatic Conservation at the University of Notre Dame and University of Wyoming suggests invasive species brought in by ocean-going ships may be costing the Great Lakes region more than $200 million a year.

Oxygen weed - Invasive.org

Species Not Established in the U.S.
USDA. NAL. National Invasive Species Information Center.
This section provides examples of why we must increase our efforts in early detection and rapid response and prevention of new introductions.

Avian flu symptoms

Bird Flu Vaccine Shows Promise (Jul 17, 2008)
United Press International.
A California company says its early-stage testing of a new bird-flu vaccine for humans looks promising.

Ballast Water Report

U.S. Should Join Canada in Adopting Uniform Stands to Prevent Introductions of Invasive Species in the Great Lakes (Jul 16, 2008)
The National Academies.
The United States should follow Canada's lead and adopt standards identical to those proposed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to prevent invasive species from entering the Great Lakes.

Emerald ash borer

Native wasp to be used in search for harmful forest pest (PDF | 26 KB) (Jul 1, 2008)
USDA. FS. Northeastern Area.
Forest health managers in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic will soon employ a common native wasp to search for a nasty, tree-killing invasive insect -- the emerald ash borer. It may mark the first time people will use an insect species to search for a forest pest.

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