The waters around Galapagos are riddled with invasive species

The Galapagos is being invaded by alien species.

Invasive species are responsible for most recent extinctions

But ultimately humans are often the ones who introduce alien species to new ecosystems.

Scientists crack genetic code of poisonous, invasive frog

The cane toad is an old species, but this is the first time its genome was sequenced.

The most popular exotic pets are also the most likely to wind up in the wild

Many iguanas and huge snakes wind up in the wild, where they become invasive species after their owners realize they can’t take care of them.

France is being invaded by giant, predatory worms

They’re big, they’re slimy, and they’re invasive.

Japanese tsunami sent millions of creatures to the US West Coast

Ironically, pollution helped some creatures this time.

Chinese pandas will slash over 2.74 tons of CO2 emissions in the next 25 yeas — because they’re solar plants

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We’re buying invasive plants on Ebay, and this is bad news

Over a period of 50 days of monitoring,  researchers found 2,625 different plant species for sale on eBay. 510 were known to be invasive in at least one region somewhere in the world and out of that group, 35 are on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s list of the 100 worst invasive species. With the continuous globalization we’re all

Fighting invasive mussels: Lake Havasu offers mussel decontamination for boats

The officials of Lake Havasu have taken a laudable measure: they’re offering free mussel decontamination for boats, in an attempt to stop the spread of a very dangerous species, the quagga mussel. The quagga mussel (Dreissena bugensis) is a species of freshwater mussel named after the quagga, an extinct subspecies of African zebra. A rather interesting creature in itself, the mussel is

Invasive species still hitch a ride on 2011 Japanese tsunami

The 2011 Japan tsunami was so massive that even today, debris from it keeps washing up in Washington – and that might be a problem. Scientists report that along with the debris, invasive species are also make their way to the USA.

Invasive Koi Fish – 3,000 Feral Fish Dumped into Colorado Lake

Dealing with invasive species is one of the challenges that accompanies globalization and in many areas of the world, it’s becoming harder and harder to tackle this issue. In the Colorado Lake, 3,000 Koi fish (Japanese carp) are now swarming the water, wiping out native species and dramatically altering the environment.

Alien Mussels Threaten U.K. Biodiversity

The single most threatening species to U.K.’s biodiversity is a species of mussels – the quagga mussel. Coming from the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea in Eastern Europe, the quagga mussel came with four other freshwater invaders which have now become a huge danger for Britain’s wildlife. The quagga mussel, scientific name Dreissena rostriformis bugensis, is an invasive species.

Invasive ant has bear trap-like jaw which can propel it through the air

An invasive ant has been sweeping through southeastern United States; it has a jaw like a bear trap, which close faster than almost anything in nature. Naturally, it packs quite a sting, and if that wasn’t enough, it can propel itself through the air like a rocket. “They look like little hammerhead sharks walking around,” said D. Magdalena Sorger. That

China battles army of alien invaders

Invasive (or alien species) are non-indigenous species that adversely affect the habitats they invade China currently has 550 invasive species, which cause losses of $15 billion yearly This affects the entire world, as China is the main exporter, and invasive species often piggyback exported goods Alien species When China opened its borders to international trade, a new age dawned in