China’s largest Algal bloom turns the yellow sea green

Tourists bathe at a beach covered in a think layter of green algea in Qingdao, China. Photo: ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images The largest algal bloom ever recorded in China has turned the Yellow Sea green and may be related to pollution from agriculture and industry. Officials in the city of Qingdao had used bulldozers to remove 7,335

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Native, or not…

One of the slides in my current presentation shows a river frontage in what appears to be a very “natural” setting… However, on closer inspection it is possible to see: Himalayan balsam – along the river edge Japanese Knotweed – along the main bank section Giant Hogweed – in a pocket of open ground Sycamore

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Invasive Weed Asbos

People who fail to control the growth of Britain’s most invasive and pernicious alien plant species could be issued with anti-social behaviour orders (Asbos), the Home Office has said. The Government has named Japanese knotweed as one of the “non-native” plants which “have the ability to spread and pose serious threats to biodiversity, the economy

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Call for new invasive species laws

Land-owners should face jail for blocking action to control invasive species such as parakeets and Japanese knotweed, the body that recommends law reform has proposed. Ruddy ducks, aquatic plant Crassula and zebra mussels are among other non-native species that could lead to owners or occupiers being hit with a new “species control orders” under recommendations

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