A few interesting farm and food reads to keep you occupied this weekend… State regulators have worked with the logging industry to consolidate a ban on transporting ash wood to include most of New York, with the notable exception of the...
State officials say a nasty invasive species has been identified in the Champlain Canal and the Glens Falls Feeder Canal.
According to the state Department of Environmental Conservation, the “spiny water flea” was identified in water...
Well, Burmese pythons (here’s a recent NY Times article on Florida’s problem snake) and zebra mussels are among the most aggressive invasive species–one in the southern US, the other further north. I had a press release today from...
The Burlington Free Press has a great, big-picture look at the threat of invasive organisms, as a growing number of non-native plants and animals spread closer to our borders. Writer Candace Page begins with a what-if:
The emerald ash borer, an...
Apr 01, 2002 — New research shows that having ships dump their ballast water before entering the Great Lakes might not be enough to stop the growth of invasive species in the region. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports. Go to full article
Feb 19, 2002 — It looks as though the Environmental Protection Agency will reject the idea of requiring cargo ships to get pollution permits before they're allowed to discharge ballast water. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham has more. Go to full article
Oct 24, 2001 — Private talks are underway over a plan to use a chemical herbicide in Lake George. The chemical--known as "sonar"--could help in the fight against Eurasian watermilfoil. Critics say it will also kill native plants that are already endangered. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Sep 27, 2001 — A state judge says the use of an herbicide in Lake George wouldn't violate a New York law protecting rare and endangered plants. As Brian Mann reports, the ruling may boost efforts to use chemicals to control invasive species. Go to full article
Sep 07, 2001 — The Adirondack Council has filed suit to delay hearings into the proposed use of SONAR, an herbicide, to combat the invasive species watermilfoil in Lake George. Martha Foley reports. Go to full article
Aug 31, 2001 — A hearing was held last night in Lake George to discuss the use of the chemical SONAR to kill the invasive weed watermilfoil in the lake. Environmentalists say it would hurt water quality, while local government officials favor using the herbicide. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Aug 30, 2001 — Cattle that love to eat thorny shrubs and nasty weeds are proving they can clean up the areas infested with invasive plant species. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Mary Jo Wagner reports. Go to full article
Aug 16, 2001 — Ever since the Great Lakes were opened to shipping, exotic species of aquatic animals have invaded the lakes. Nearly always it's been bad news for the region's native fish and wildlife. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports on the latest effects of the invaders. Go to full article