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These Are The 5 Costliest Invasive Species, Causing Billions In Damages by Jonathan Lambert

The impact from all invasive species cost the global economy at least $1 trillion since 1970. Invasive species can wreak havoc on local ecosystems. Cleaning up that biological wreckage comes at a big price. These invaders, often thrust into new environments unintentionally (or intentionally, to combat pests) by humans, can transmit new diseases, devastate crops […]

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When ‘Eradicated’ Species Bounce Back With A Vengeance by UC Davis

For the PNAS study, researchers in 2009 began intensive efforts to eradicate the European green crab from Stinson Beach’s Seadrift Lagoon. The crab is considered among the world’s top 100 invasive species, costing the U.S. commercial shellfish industry about $20 million in annual losses. By 2013, the population had decreased from 125,000 to fewer than […]