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August 8, 2016
Invasive water chestnut plants are causing significant damage to rivers throughout the northeastern United States. The non-native aquatic plants negatively impact river life by depleting oxygen levels, choking out other plants, and forming dense mats which block sunlight. The Mystic River Watershed Association protects and restores the Mystic River in Massachusetts, and recently welcomed a
May 20, 2014
The following is a guest blog from Fernando Bretos, Curator of Ecology and Field Conservation at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of ScienceWith its warm sunshine, cool ocean breezes and tropical setting, South Florida is truly paradise, bringing thousands of new tourists and residents here every year. But that beauty has a cost, as encroaching development over the years has threatened our verdant ecosystem.
May 17, 2011
The Presidio Bluffs are spectacular, looking out on the Golden Gate Bridge. They're part of a former military base that's now a national park, so we're working around historic fortifications and in sight of one of the world's most scenic bridges. Over more than a century, the Army planted ground cover and other plants with the best of intentions, but we now understand that those invasive plants have taken over and crowded out beautiful - and sometimes endangered - native plants.