Scientists Destroyed a Nest of Murder Hornets. Here’s What They Learned.

Officials vacuumed the country’s first nest of so-called murder hornets last month in Washington State. The invasive insects could multiply and kill native bee populations, endangering crops and ecosystems.

#agriculture-and-farming, #bees, #blaine-wash, #hornets-insects, #insects, #invasive-species, #united-states, #washington-state

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Murder Hornet Nest, First in U.S., Is Found in Washington State

Officials said they planned to destroy the nest in Blaine, Wash., on Saturday before the voracious Asian giant hornets could multiply and lay waste to bees.

#blaine-wash, #hornets-insects, #insects, #invasive-species, #washington-state

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New England’s Forests Are Sick. They Need More Tree Doctors.

Climate change is taking a toll on woodlands in the Northeast.

#berkshires-mass, #drought, #environment, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #invasive-species, #land-use-policies, #massachusetts, #new-england-states-us, #wildfires

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What My Covid-19 Hallucination Showed Me

It all began with an endless gray tunnel. And ended with a vision of how to rebuild our lives.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-personal, #international-trade-and-world-market, #invasive-species, #trees-and-shrubs

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A Toxic Alien Is Taking Over Russia

The giant hogweed isn’t just an invasive plant. It’s a metaphor for what is happening to much of this country.

#flowers-and-plants, #invasive-species, #putin-vladimir-v, #rural-areas, #russia

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Washington State Officials Hunt for Colony of ‘Murder Hornets’

The search has taken on particular urgency as the Asian giant hornets are about to enter their “slaughter phase,” during which they kill bees by decapitating them.

#agriculture-and-farming, #bees, #blaine-wash, #hornets-insects, #invasive-species, #washington-state

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When Invasive Species Become the Meal

Is dining on nature’s predators an act of environmentalism — or just a new way for humans to bend the world to our will?

#2020-t-design, #conservation-of-resources, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #invasive-species, #lai-bun, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #oceans-and-seas, #thomas-robert-a, #wildlife-die-offs, #world-health-organization

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The Dreaded Lanternbug, Scourge of Agriculture, Spreads in New Jersey

The insect poses a serious threat to American crops, particularly vineyards, and inspires creative backyard methods of eliminating them.

#helmus-matthew-r, #invasive-species, #new-england-states-us, #new-jersey, #northeastern-states-us, #ocean-grove-nj, #philadelphia-pa, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Death of a Cat

For weeks, I have been trying to understand my own tears in the presence of a dying creature I did not love.

#cats, #environment, #invasive-species

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U.S. Identifies Some of the Mysterious Seeds Mailed From China

The 14 varieties identified include common ones, such as hibiscus, morning glory and lavender. Still, experts warned recipients not to plant them.

#animal-and-plant-health-inspection-service, #china, #flowers-and-plants, #frauds-and-swindling, #gardens-and-gardening, #herbs, #invasive-species, #seeds

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As Summer Takes Hold, So Do the Jumping Worms

These invasive pests, which ravage the soil and damage plant life, are easiest to spot now, in their adult form. But what to do if you see them?

#gardens-and-gardening, #invasive-species, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #worms

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There Are Wasps in the Yard. You’d Better Get to Know Them.

They buzz. They hover. Sometimes they sting. But how much do you really know about these insects that can menace our summers?

#animal-cognition, #content-type-service, #hornets-insects, #invasive-species, #lawns, #picnics, #summer-season, #wasps-insects, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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New Red Algae Are Threatening Hawaii’s Coral Reefs, Scientists Say

The recently discovered species covers coral in a thick layer and suffocates it. Scientists don’t know where it came from.

#algae, #coral, #hawaii, #invasive-species, #reefs, #seaweed

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Majestic Icon or Invasive Pest? A War Over Australia’s Wild Horses

Scientists say the animals, known as brumbies, must be culled because they are destroying rivers and endangering native wildlife. Rural activists call these efforts an attack on Australian heritage.

#australia, #environment, #horses, #invasive-species, #rural-areas

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Birds Do It. People, Too. Is Migration Simply Natural for All Species?

In her latest book, “The Next Great Migration,” the science journalist Sonia Shah traces the global movements of humans today to age-old patterns in other species.

#animal-migration, #birds, #books-and-literature, #darwin-charles-robert, #illegal-immigration, #invasive-species, #linnaeus-carl, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #shah-sonia, #tanton-john-h, #the-next-great-migration-the-beauty-and-terror-of-life-on-the-move-book

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The Giant ‘Murder Hornet’ Resurfaces in British Columbia

The large invasive insect, sometimes known as the “murder hornet,” has reappeared in British Columbia, miles away from traps placed to contain it.

#asian-giant-hornet, #british-columbia-canada, #hornets-insects, #invasive-species, #washington-state

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Exotic Lizards Creep Into Georgia. Don’t Expect Southern Hospitality.

State wildlife officials have warned residents to be on the lookout for the Argentine black and white tegu, an invasive lizard species that is threatening native creatures.

#florida, #georgia, #invasive-species, #lizards, #tegus

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These Large Carnivorous Lizards Are Right Where They Belong

Monitor lizards, believed to be invasive species on some Pacific islands, got there long before humans, a new study says.

#dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #invasive-species, #komodo-dragons-lizards, #lizards, #micronesia, #palau, #research, #royal-society-open-science-journal, #weijola-valter, #your-feed-science

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The Arrival of the ‘Murder Hornet’

We didn’t stop the coronavirus. But perhaps we can stop the giant hornets.

#bees, #deaths-fatalities, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #hornets-insects, #insects, #invasive-species, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #washington-state

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In Japan, the ‘Murder Hornet’ Is Both a Lethal Threat and a Tasty Treat

Long before the insects found their way to American shores, some Japanese prized them for their numbing crunch and the venomous buzz they add to liquor.

#hornets-insects, #hunting-and-trapping, #invasive-species, #japan

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