Invasive species

tech-science

Florida Captures, Kills Giant Lizard That Terrorized Local Community for a Year

The elusive, human-sized reptile was nabbed by wildlife authorities.
Sarah Emerson
5.17.19
CHEFS

This Chef Really, Really Wants You to Eat Iguanas

Green iguanas are an invasive species that destroys vegetation. For Thomas Tennant, that's even more reason to eat them.
Meredith Heil
5.17.19
Munchies

A Blue Crab Invasion Is Making Life Hell for Spanish Fishermen

Maryland's beloved blue crabs somehow made it across the Atlantic, and are now "devouring everything" and even getting compared to ISIS.
Jelisa Castrodale
3.28.19
Motherboard

Thousands of Poisonous Toads Have Overrun a Florida Town

Warm weather and heavy rainfall sparked a massive breeding cycle for the invasive toads.
Becky Ferreira
3.26.19
insects

Insects Are In 'Catastrophic' Decline Worldwide, Scientists Warn

More than 40 percent of insects are at risk of extinction within 100 years.
Becky Ferreira
2.11.19
fish

This Fishmonger Is Making Invasive Species Easier to Eat

“One of my main goals when I started this company five years ago was to serve sustainable and ecologically friendly options."
Ian Burke
1.17.19
Asian Carp

The US Government Plans to Spend $788M on Boobytraps to Get Rid of Asian Carp

Congress is set to decide whether the US Army Corps of Engineers can begin its tech-powered Asian carp eradication plan.
Sarah Emerson
1.8.19
worms

Poop From Invasive 'Crazy Worms' Is Altering Midwest Soil

Scientists found that the poop-balls produced by invasive Asian jumping worms are packed with nutrients that can’t be easily accessed by plants native to the Midwest US.
Becky Ferreira
11.7.18
killer bees

A Swarm of 80,000 ‘Killer’ Bees Stung a California Woman 200 Times

"She had them on her face, around her mouth, around her ears, her neck and her hair."
Becky Ferreira
7.18.18
Invasive species

This National Park in Patagonia Is Being Overrun With Invasive Canadian Trees

In North America, the lodgepole pine is facing historic die-offs. Southern Argentina has a different problem.
Scott Leitch
11.7.17
not like dinosaurs though

Two Escaped Raptors Are Still At Large in North Carolina

Secretary birds in the Carolinas? Crazier things have happened.
Sarah Emerson
6.5.17
Invasive species

Why Noma Is Trying to Cook Venomous Fish in Mexico

The only way to combat the highly invasive lionfish is to eat it. But is it tasty enough for the apostles of Nordic cuisine?
Lisa Abend
4.5.17
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