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Governments ‘not doing enough’ to control Canada’s worst invasive plant, experts say

Date: 2020-09

As Canada’s worst invasive plant species continues to rapidly take over local ecosystems, experts say municipalities like Ottawa aren’t doing enough to control its spread — and a lack of proper herbicide may be one of the culprits.

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The debate over an invasive species in Delaware that's simultaneously battling rising seas

Date: 2020-03-12

But the war against phragmites may not be as black and white as it was back in 1984 when the Delaware General Assembly dubbed the reeds a public nuisance, or even in the ’90s when Fritchman founded Envirotech Environmental Consulting Inc. and took his herbicides to battle. Some scientists have been arguing that phragmites – also known as common reed or just “Phrag” – could be a key line of defense against rising sea level, particularly in areas like the Mid-Atlantic where land is sinking while water continues to rise.

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