Intensifying hurricanes are helping invasive species spread across the U.S.

More than a hundred species—including Asian swamp eels and zebra mussels—hitched a ride on Hurricane Isaias' floodwaters, scientists say.
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Biodiversity

Python Challenge removes invasive snakes from Everglades

Wildlife managers wanted to send a message to the world: pythons are decimating native wildlife in the Everglades and the state is doing everything it can to control them.

Biodiversity

Invasive catfish are rewriting Chesapeake Bay cuisine

An unloved invader has found its way onto menus across the region.
Climate

The lionfish takeover could get worse

In warmer waters, the invasive predator eats more efficiently, gluttonously, and frequently.

Climate

Highly venomous lionfish on the menu in Greece and Cyprus as conservationists tackle invasive species

A voracious, venomous species of fish that has invaded the Mediterranean from the Red Sea may be about to meet its match as conservationists urge people to start eating them.
Climate

Invasive lionfish have bigger appetites in warmer waters

A new study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology indicates that invasive lionfish eat more in warmer temperatures, foreshadowing another impact of climate change on the Florida coast.
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Biodiversity

Recipe for invasive species: lionfish as food and sport

A dangerous invasive species is ruining Florida’s reefs. The lionfish derby is one effort to curb this aquarium pet gone destructive.
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Water

Beautiful fish, big problem: Local fishermen, scientists work together to rid Gulf of lionfish

An invasive species lionfish have proven to be a menance on reefs in Northwest Florida, including Panama City Beach.
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Originals

Those invading animals!

In the history of American cinema, the 1950's and 1980's stand out as decades where cheap sci-fi films about animals gone mad garnered their share of the box office.

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Water

FWC $5,000 challenge aims at getting rid of invasive lionfish

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day Challenge 2018 calls on both recreational and commercial fishermen to harvest lionfish for a chance to win $5,000.

Climate

Poison, pain and a spiny fish: a stinging reality for Carolina, Georgia divers

Lionfish are increasingly found off the Carolina and Georgia coast. Some scientists say that's because of the earth's warming climate. Divers who run into the fish are feeling the pain.
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My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

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