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DOI. Fish and Wildlife Service.

White-nose syndrome (WNS) which is the disease that has killed millions of bats in the eastern U.S. has been confirmed for the first time in Georgia. White-nose syndrome has been recently confirmed in South Carolina and Illinois.

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Post Date: Mar 19, 2013


Science Daily; Virginia Tech.

Raising plants for biofuels is many farmers' dream. The lucrative crops grow with a minimal amount of work and can be harvested using existing equipment. However, some plants that are ideal for bioenergy production come with a drawback -- they can potentially become invasive weeds that can cause billions of dollars in economic damage.

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Post Date: Mar 19, 2013


USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

USDA scientists are helping citrus growers and juice processors address the threat posed by Huanglongbing (HLB), a disease that is costing the citrus industry millions of dollars each year.

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Post Date: Feb 12, 2013


National Wildlife Federation.

"Climate change is the biggest threat wildlife will face this century," says the report, Wildlife in a Warming World, released the National Wildlife Federation. "Shifting ranges for pests and disease-causing pathogens may have some of the most devastating impacts for wildlife and habitats. For example, warming ocean waters have enabled the outbreak of microbial disease in reef-building corals and pathogens of the eastern oyster. Mountain pine beetle outbreaks decimated trees on more than 26.8 million acres in western North America from 1997-2010."

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Post Date: Feb 12, 2013


USDA. FS. Pacific Northwest Research Station.

Evidence is increasing from multiple scientific fields that exposure to the natural environment can improve human health. In a new study by the U.S. Forest Service, the presence of trees was associated with human health. Results suggest that loss of trees to the emerald ash borer increased mortality related to cardiovascular and lower-respiratory-tract illness. This finding adds to the growing evidence that the natural environment provides major public health benefits.

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Post Date: Feb 12, 2013


DHS. Customs and Border Protection.

As Valentine's Day quickly approaches U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) diligently inspects shipments of imported cut flowers to prevent the spread of insects or pests that may damage national and local agriculture.

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Post Date: Feb 12, 2013


DOI. NPS. Mammoth Cave National Park (Kentucky).

Officials have confirmed the presence of a deadly bat fungus, white-nose syndrome, in Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky. The fungus has already killed millions of bats across the Northeast and in the Midwest.

* See our Emerging Issues section for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Feb 06, 2013


Department of Interior.

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has appointed 14 new members to the Invasive Species Advisory Committee, which provides advice and recommendations to the National Invasive Species Council. The next ISAC Meeting will be held Mar 7-8, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia.

* See our Federal Press Releases - Department of the Interior page for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Feb 06, 2013


USDA. Forest Service.

USDA has released a comprehensive syntheses of the scientific literature on climate change effects and adaptation strategies for U.S. agriculture and forests. Scientists from the Federal service, universities, non-governmental organizations, industry, tribal lands and the private sector contributed to the national stakeholder workshops and the peer-reviewed studies. The reports evaluate current conditions and look ahead to the next 25 to 100 years and the potential consequences of climate change.

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Post Date: Feb 06, 2013


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