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Governments ‘not doing enough’ to control Canada’s worst invasive plant, experts say
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.
External Link: https://capitalcurrent.ca/governments-not-doing-enough-to-control-canadas-worst-invasive-plant-experts-say/
The debate over an invasive species in Delaware that's simultaneously battling rising seas
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.
External Link: https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2020/03/12/could-climate-change-shift-conversation-invasive-species/4751890002/
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