Monday, February 7, 2011

Government Cracks Down on Cargo Ships and Hitchhikers

Government officials have begun to crack down on cargo ships that allow invasive species to hitch a ride into the U.S. These hitchhikers have disrupted the ecosystem and have caused billions of dollars in damages. Organisms of all shapes and sizes have invaded the United States, are starving out native species and spreading rapidly. To stop this act, the EPA has begun regulating ballast discharges and other waste. Click here to read more on what the government is doing to stop the spread of invasive species.