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The government is raising an army of parasitic wasps to fight invasive beetles
The invasive green beetle destroys trees across 35 US states—and quarantine efforts are futile.
A guide to all the places with no snakes
This brief hissstory is for the ophidiophobes.
Humans have become the biggest selection force in evolution
We’re shaping the distant future of biodiversity, as well as the present.
A quarter of new invasive species were spotted by everyday citizen-scientists
Keep your eyes peeled in your home and garden.
How scientists helped Alaska’s “Rat Island” shake off its namesake rodents
A team of scientists helped eradicate the island of the animals in 2008 and the isle has slowly rebounded.
Pablo Escobar’s hippos might be filling an ancient ecological niche
Though it’s not all good news.
A spiky flea could ruin Midwestern ecosystems and kill native fish
Anglers and boaters may be fueling the spread of invasive spiny water flea from the Great Lakes—but they can help beat it back, too.
These snakes wiggle up smooth poles by turning their bodies into ‘lassoes’
The newly discovered form of movement could help invasive tree snakes raid bird nest boxes in Guam.
What not to do with the mysterious seeds you received in the mail recently
This week people in 30 US states got mysterious seeds in their snail mail.
Planting invasive species could make our carbon problem worse
Fast-growing vegetation can reduce carbon stored underground.