At the start of October, officials in the United Kingdom stumbled upon quagga mussels in southeast rivers, to their utter horror. This adds just one more invasive species to a growing, and spreading, list of creatures that threaten UK waters.
Federal wildlife officials are currently investigating the death of a Mexican grey wolf whose corpse was found in Arizona's Blue Range recovery area. Few other details have been provided, but the issue does help highlight an ongoing debate about the fate of these endangered animals in southwest states.
A team of researchers are fighting an invasive and destructive pest threatening North American forests with an unusual strategy. Male emerald ash borers trying to mate with "female" decoys are in for a fatally shocking surprise. And more surprisingly still, the strategy seems to be working.
In a collaboration between United States and Canadian efforts, ten agencies will be taking part in a field exercise this week in order to experiment with various strategies to prevent an Asian carp invasion.
Experts are releasing a type of rust fungus across England and Wales in a combined inter-governmental and environmental group effort to hunt down and eliminate an invasive species that has been choking waterways and outcompeting native flora.
Researchers have recently developed a new strategy to control pests that have been known to cause extensive damage to crops. By releasing genetically modified variants of wild fruit flies into local populations, experts hope to cull pest numbers without the need for potential harmful insecticides or irradiation.
Researchers have determined the chemical architectures of two key pheromone components used by the brown marmorated stink bug - an insect that has invaded a significant portion of the United States and Canada. Knowing just what makes the stink bug stink, experts now hope to use these pheromones to monitor and even control populations.