Invasion of the 'kudzu monsters'
June 8, 2015, 9 a.m. by Catie Leary
These surreal leafy figures may be fascinating, but their comical appearance belies a sobering ecological reality.
Can bacteria on bats' wings defeat a deadly fungus?
April 13, 2015, 10:15 a.m. by Russell McLendon
White-nose syndrome is obliterating American bats, but scientists may have found a ray of hope: bacteria that live on bat wings.
Rescued dogs find new purpose hunting giant invasive snails in the Galapagos
April 10, 2015, 8 a.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
Through Dogs for Conservation, these energetic animals are sniffing out destructive species and helping researchers balance the ecology of the islands.
Colorado lake being taken over by thousands of goldfish
April 9, 2015, 3:39 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
The 3,000 to 4,000 fish in Teller Lake #5 likely spawned from just 4 or 5 dumped pet goldfish.
Killer shrimp could invade the Great Lakes
February 10, 2015, 10:28 a.m. by Laura Geggel, LiveScience
Scientists are forecasting three different outcomes regarding invasive species and the lakes, and one of them is not great at all.
Invasive camel crickets widespread in U.S. homes
September 3, 2014, 10:32 a.m. by Megan Gannon, LiveScience
Camel crickets were reportedly mostly east of the Mississippi River.
The Terminators of the high seas: Lionfish's ruthless killing alarms scientists
August 15, 2014, 12:32 p.m. by Megan Gannon, LiveScience
The lionfish has proven a successful invasive species due to its venomous spikes, high rate of reproduction, and their willingness to eat everything in their path.
Hints of hope emerge in deadly American bat plague
July 7, 2014, 4:33 p.m. by Russell McLendon
White-nose syndrome is still spreading wildly, but a few bat colonies may be showing signs of resistance.
A cane toad poised to take over the world
June 28, 2014, 1 p.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
Cane toads have been introduced to many parts of the world with the intention of using them as natural pest control. The problem is, they've thrived a lot better than expected.
Could a medicine used to treat gout also save our citrus?
June 9, 2014, 4:13 p.m. by John Platt
New research could stop the spread of citrus greening, a disease that is killing Florida's oranges.
Tiny monsters haunt the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
May 29, 2014, 9:36 a.m. by Russell McLendon
A single-celled, coral-killing creature with 'devil horns' has been found on microplastics in the open ocean.