Ever wonder how European starlings came to the U.S.? Blame Shakespeare
April 28, 2016, 2:24 p.m. by Tom Oder
All it took was one avian aficionado with a love of the bard to introduce this aggressive species to the United States.
In San Francisco, giant inflatable rabbits are assigned 24/7 security detail
April 6, 2016, 4:32 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Following a 3-week stint, the very big bunnies will hop to other cities.
Florida is measuring its invasive python problem by the ton
March 22, 2016, 7:48 a.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
In the latest Python Challenge, researchers bagged over 2,000 pounds of the problematic snakes and discovered some of the species' secrets.
Death cap mushrooms are spreading across California
February 24, 2016, 11:57 a.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
These deadly mushrooms have caused 5 deaths in California since 2010, and even experienced mushroom gatherers can misidentify them.
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.