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Giant Hogweed Sprouting up in Appalachia

New patches of Giant Hogweed, a toxic non-native invasive species, have been found in the eastern U.S., including Western North Carolina and parts of Virginia.

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Asian Carp Spreading Near East Tennessee

Asian carp

Evidence of Asian carp, an invasive species that can potentially injure boaters or recreationists by jumping out of the water, has been found in Chickamauga Lake northeast of Chattanooga, Tenn.

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Can We Save the Mighty Hemlock?

dead and thriving hemlocks

As the threat posed by the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid grows, so do efforts to save “the redwood of the East.”

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Fighting the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in N.C.

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Measures from predatory beetles to chemical treatments are being taken to combat the invasive insect.

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Invasive Plant Density Map Shows Appalachia’s Native Resilience

A map of invasive plant species shows that biodiverse Appalachia has a lower density of invasive plants than much of the Southeast.

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Kentucky Seeks to Keep Asian Carp In Check

In its first annual report to Congress on invasive Asian carp, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said in February that the aggressive fish are spawning in the Ohio River at Louisville, and have been detected as far upriver as Huntington, W.Va.

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Forest Fugitives

Wanted: Six invasive species accussed of trespassing on American soil and robbing her of her natural resources.

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Bored to Death

By Amber Ellis Originally from eastern Russia and northeastern Asia, the emerald ash borer found its way to southeastern Michigan through infested cargo ships in 2002 and quickly became North America’s most destructive forest pest. Since then, the invasive beetle

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They’re Here: Alien Species in Appalachia

By Matt Grimley Anything that costs $120 billion every year to control can’t be good. That’s just one estimate of the costs of invasive species in the United States, courtesy of the Rocky Mountain Research Station. In Appalachia, the everyday

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