Monday, March 29, 2010

The Devil's Monkey

This carving is possibly the oddest thing anyone has ever done with a Japanese knotweed rhizome.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Funky Monkey

A rhesus macaque monkey that has been on the loose in Florida for more than a year has reached such heights of popularity among us human folk that it has more than 56,000 Facebook fans.

Hawaiian Punch

Hawaii has found success with a biological control in the effort to save endangered wiliwili trees from invasive gall wasp.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Colorado Crawdads

The USGS reported that rusty crayfish (Orconectes rusticus) were found last year in the Yampa River, Colorado. This is the first record for this East Coast crayfish in Colorado. Read more about Colorado's response at the Western Slope Anglers Forum.

Biofueling The Fire

The Ecologist had an interesting article last month about UK investors that have been selling the idea that the invasive shrub Jatropha is an ethical "green fuel" for developing countries. For more about the invasive potential of this plant in Africa, click on the "jatropha" tag below.