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Maybe Earthworms Aren’t As Great As We Think

It never occurred to me to be anti-earthworms, since I had always heard that earthworms kept soil healthy. Then I started coming across news stories about earthworms as "invasive" species that are des…

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Why We Should Eat More Dandelions

The Nature Conservancy of Canada spends hours pulling weeds across the country each year. This past Saturday, Alberta Region Conservation Volunteers were given the opportunity to bite back! Since 2006…

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Fight Invasive Species With Every Meal

If you canít beat them, eat them! Invasive species management as a whole is extremely complex. However, cooking with certain edible invasives is a creative, fun and healthy approach to reducing the po…

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WARNING: Do NOT Plant This. Ever!

Japanese barberry. Whether or not you know its name, you've probably seen it before. After all, it's one of the most widely used ornamental plants in the U.S. If you have a yard, there's a good chance…

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How Can We Make the Environmental Movement Thrive?

What did you do for Earth Day 2013? Did you wear a special button? Recycle your newspapers? Light up Twitter with eco-tips? Whatever it was, I doubt it compared to what happened on April 22, 1970, the…

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5 Nature Books for Your Summer Vacation

Looking for a good book to hit the beach with this summer? Staff at The Nature Conservancy have reviewed some of the latest non-fiction releases on the environmentófrom water conservation and ocean ma…

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Chinese City Puts Bounty on Piranhas

Residents in China's southern Liuzhou city are being offered high rewards to catch the red-belly piranhas that attacked local swimmers in the river, days before. Photo Credit: Gregory Moine via Flickr…

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Barge Battles Invasive Species

Cargo ships discharge thousands of gallons of ballast water containing millions of non-native species in global ports. A barge in Baltimore harbor brings business and environmentalists together to fig…

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Eating Invasives: Delicious or Dangerous?

By Matt Miller, The Nature Conservancy Warm spring days evoke a strong memory of my grandmother. She's hunched over the yard, seemingly picking randomly at the grass. Her short stature and rapid mo…

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California Bug Hunters Battle Citrus Plague

A deadly citrus disease first identified in China has been detected in a backyard tree in a Los Angeles suburb. Now agriculture officials are scrambling to contain an infectious bacteria and the forei…

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