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Aug 2012

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.

Zebra mussels

Silicone Foul Release Coatings Show Most Promise at Managing Quagga and Zebra Mussels at Water and Hydropower Facilities (Aug 21, 2012)
DOI. Bureau of Reclamation.
The Bureau of Reclamation has found that silicone foul release coatings may be an important tool for mitigating invasive quagga and zebra mussels' impacts to water and hydropower infrastructure. See the Reclamation's Quagga and Zebra Mussel Web site for more information.

Asian tiger mosquito

West Nile Virus Update (Aug 21, 2012)
DHHS. CDC. Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases.
CDC officials report there has been an increase in the number of West Nile virus cases. There have been more than 1,100 cases in the U.S., with about half in Texas. This is the highest number of West Nile virus infections reported through the third week of August since the virus was first detected in the U.S. in 1999. See West Nile Virus - Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Climate change

Climate Change Effects, Potential Mitigation in Northeast Forests Subject of Forest Service Report (Aug 15, 2012)
USDA. FS. Northern Research Station.
A new report by U.S. and Canadian scientists analyzes decades of research and concludes that the climate of the Northeast has changed and is likely to change more. The report outlines the effects of climate change on multiple aspects of forests in the northeastern corner of the U.S. and eastern Canada and concludes with recommendations on adaptive and mitigating strategies for dealing with future effects. See General Technical Report NRS-99 for more information.


Why the USA is the Invasive Species Compendium's Number One User? (Aug 18, 2012)
CAB International.
Invasive Species are a major problem in the U.S., causing significant harm to the environment, the economy, and to animal and human health. Learn how the Invasive Species Compendium is helping in the battle to control them. See the "Using the Invasive Species Compendium in your federal agency" live demonstration for more information.

Burmese python

Museum Scientists Find State Record 87 Eggs in Largest Python from Everglades (Aug 13, 2012)
ScienceDaily; University of Florida. Florida Museum of Natural History.
University of Florida researchers curating a 17-foot-7-inch Burmese python, the largest found in Florida, discovered 87 eggs in the snake, also a state record. "It means these snakes are surviving a long time in the wild, there's nothing stopping them and the native wildlife are in trouble."

Asian longhorned beetle

Help USDA Fight Hungry Pests: Keep an Eye Out for Asian Longhorned Beetle (Aug 1, 2012)
USDA. Blog.
Throughout August, the Asian longhorned beetle may emerge from the trees in your community. This destructive beetle kills 13 types of hardwood trees, from the inside out. Early detection is crucial in the fight to save trees from the Asian longhorned beetle. Learn how to detect and report it (Asian longhorned beetle) to improve a community's chances for saving its trees.

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