Monday, May 19, 2014

Laurel Wilt sweeps through Everglades

A laurel wilt is blazing through South Florida is killing off swamp bay trees, an important part of the architecture of the Everglades that provides food for a vast range of wildlife and traditional medicine for the Seminole Tribe.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Fungus Found That Attacks Tree-of-heaven

A fungus, Verticillium nonalfalfae, found in a Pennsylvania forest attacks tree-of-heaven, Ailanthus altissima. Researchers are conducting studies to determine its effectiveness in controlling the populations of the invasive tree-of -heaven.
Image by Chuck Bargeron, University of Georgia,

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Sustainable barnacle-repelling paint could help the shipping industry and the environment

Barnacles might seem like a given part of a seasoned ship's hull, but they're literally quite a drag and cause a ship to burn more fuel. To prevent these and other hangers-on from slowing ships down, scientists are developing a sustainable paint ingredient from plants that can repel clingy sea critters without killing them.

Georgia Outdoors - Invaders Episode

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