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Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

Officials with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Department of Agricultural Resources have announced that the emerald ash borer (EAB) has been detected in Massachusetts. The destructive beetle was detected in the western Massachusetts Town of Dalton on Aug 31, 2012, and was confirmed by federal officials on Sep 6. Massachusetts is the 18th state in the country to detect EAB.

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

 
Post Date: Sep 18, 2012


USDA. NAL. National Invasive Species Information Center.

142nd Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society -- Aug 19-23, 2012

International Joint Commission Meeting -- Sep 10, 2012

2012 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting -- Sep 10-11, 2012

Great Lakes Week 2012: Taking Action, Delivering Results -- Sep 10-13, 2012

8th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference -- Sep 11-13, 2012

61st North Central Forest Pest Workshop - Invasive Species - What's Next? -- Sep 24-27, 2012

1st International Symposium on Horticultural Insects Management -- Nov 19-22, 2012

* See our Conference Calendar for more information and resources.

 
Post Date: Aug 30, 2012


Northeastern IPM Center.

Researchers believe they have identified where brown marmorated stink bug gathers in natural landscapes during winter, and their findings could help farmers manage this invasive insect.

* See our Species Profile - Brown Marmorated Stink Bug page for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Aug 30, 2012


Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection.

A Chinese mitten crab was recently found in Connecticut waters. This is the first confirmed report of this highly invasive crab in Connecticut waters. In late June, the crab was collected from the Mianus Pond fishway on the Mianus River. Individuals finding a crab that they suspect to be a Chinese mitten crab should keep the crab on ice or freeze it (please do not release the crab), note the exact location it was found and report it to officials.

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

 
Post Date: Aug 28, 2012


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.

* See our In the News section for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Aug 23, 2012


Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI).

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.

* See our In the News section for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Aug 21, 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 the beetle to improve a community's chances for saving its trees.

* See our In the News section for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Aug 14, 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."

* See our In the News section for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Aug 14, 2012


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