Tag: species

Waspthulu discovered in Indonesia

News of an amazing new species found in Indonesia! “The jaw-dropping, shiny black wasp appears to be the “Komodo dragon” of the wasp family. It’s huge. The male measures about two-and-a-half-inches long, Kimsey said. “Its […]

Baby’s Breath: Pretty and evil

I’m talking about the plant (Gypsophila paniculata), not actual babies, BTW. I was recently reminded that a lot of folks don’t know that Baby’s Breath is a nasty, invasive plant in the US. Oddly enough, […]

Invasive Wildlife Bill Reintroduced!

You might remember me covering this bill before–it’s now The Nonnative Wildlife Invasion Prevention Act (H.R. 669).  Currently, species may be imported unless declared “injurious” under the Lacey Act–which can only happen after an animal […]

New invasive species bill

There is a new bill introduced to regulate non-native species in the House–but surprisingly little discussion seems to be happening about it.  The bill, the Non-Native Wildlife Invasion Prevention Act (H.R. 6311), would prohibit the […]

Bush guts Endangered Species Act

Well, surprise, surprise. In his last few months of office (155 days left!!), Bush takes the opportunity to screw things over once again: “The administration of US President George W. Bush has proposed revisions to […]