From monitoring the health of local waterways to tracking the changing seasons, people from all walks of life are seizing the opportunity to participate in scientific projects.
Researchers and other individuals are tracking the invasive plants and beetles that are edging out and harming native plant species 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.
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.
As the threat posed by the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid grows, so do efforts to save “the redwood of the East.”
Measures from predatory beetles to chemical treatments are being taken to combat the invasive insect.
A map of invasive plant species shows that biodiverse Appalachia has a lower density of invasive plants than much of the Southeast.
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.
Wanted: Six invasive species accussed of trespassing on American soil and robbing her of her natural resources.
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…