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In the News

Aug 2011

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.

Hunt's bumble bee, Bombus huntii, a native to the intermountain west - USDA, ARS Photo

The Flight of the Bumble Bee: Why Are They Disappearing? (Aug 11, 2011)
USDA. Agricultural Research Service.
An ARS scientist is trying to learn what is causing the decline in bumble bee populations and also is searching for a species that can serve as the next generation of greenhouse pollinators.

Asian longhorned beetle

August is Asian Longhorned Beetle Awareness Month (Aug 5, 2011)
West Virginia.gov.
August is Asian longhorned beetle awareness month! Throughout the Northeastern region of the U.S., from Maine all the way down to New Jersey and Pennsylvannia, there are state, local, and federal gov't groups, as well as a few non-profits, that are working together to raise awareness of the Asian longhorned beetle. See BeetleBusters.info.

Hungry Pests

USDA Says Residents Make a Difference in Reducing Invasive Plant Pests and Diseases (PDF | 41 KB) (Aug 1, 2011)
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
August is "Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month." During August, APHIS will raise awareness about the threat that invasive plant pests and diseases pose to America's agricultural and natural resources, and will urge residents to help stop their spread. Individual citizens play a vital role protecting U.S. agriculture and the environment from invasive pests.

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