For MIREN, we are working on an awesome new blog series summarizing our scientific findings from the last 15 years for conservation, policy makers and the global public. This is chapter 2 in the series, follow the whole story on http://www.mountaininvasions.org. Non-native species are species living outside their natural area, arriving there by following humans in […]

via Presence of non-native species in mountains — The 3D lab

Tim Haye presenting the Special Issue on Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Tim Haye spends a lot of his time behind the lens of a microscope or camera studying and capturing a range of invasive pests – largely unseen to the human eye. Recently Tim has been the focus of attention himself with the Swiss media…

via Meet the man behind the headlines: The ‘Stink Bug Man’ Dr Tim Haye — The Invasives Blog

From The High Country News (Jolene Yazzie and Helen Santoro): New rules would weaken protections for plants and animals listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act The Trump administration is proposing several changes to the way the Endangered Species Act is implemented that would weaken the rules governing protections. One change targets species newly […]

via A quick guide to threatened terrestrial and freshwater species in your state — @HighCountryNews — Coyote Gulch

According to News 6 uppermichiganssourse.com Governor Gretchen Whitmer, along with governors DeWine (R-OH), Evers (D-WI), Wolf (D-PA), Pritzker (D-IL), and Walz (D-MN), sent a to chairman and ranking member of the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources voicing their support for the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. “The decline of our fish and wildlife, and their […]

via Bipartisan Coalition of Great Lakes’ Governors Support the Recovery of America’s Wildlife Act. — Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin Films

The Colorado beetle, which threatens potato crops, is just one example of a pest which can be investigated using the Pest Risk Analysis Tool.CABI has launched a new product to help facilitate and improve the biosecurity of plants and plant products being traded around the world that are at risk of invasive pests such as…

via New Pest Risk Analysis Tool to improve biosecurity in international trade of plant commodities — The Invasives Blog

According to a recent U.N. global assessment report, up to one million (that’s 1,000,000!) species are now in danger of extinction, thanks largely to human actions

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[Note for TomDispatch Readers:On Friday, September 20th, three days before a U.N. climate summit, there will be school strikes across the U.S. of the sort launched by the young Swedish activist, Greta Thunberg. Adults have been urged to offer their support. This aging adult will certainly be at theNew York versionof such events, including a rally to be addressed by Thunberg herself. I urge otherTomDispatchreaders to think about doing the same. Tom]

On the Precipice
The Collective Asteroid of Human History
ByTom Engelhardt

Worlds end. Every day. We all die sooner or later. When you get tomy age, it’s a subject that can’t help but be on your mind.

What’s unusual is this: it’s not just increasingly ancient folks like me who should be thinking such thoughts anymore. After all, worlds of a far larger…

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