Invasive Species http://nhpr.org en N.H. Officials Asking Pool Owners To Check For Invasive Insects http://nhpr.org/post/nh-officials-asking-pool-owners-check-invasive-insects <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">New Hampshire residents with swimming pools are being asked to check their filters for an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to the state's forests and trees.</span></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:31:30 +0000 Associated Press 51582 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Officials Asking Pool Owners To Check For Invasive Insects N.H. Forest Rangers To Take Precautions With NASCAR Fan Firewood http://nhpr.org/post/nh-forest-rangers-take-precautions-nascar-fan-firewood <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">New Hampshire's forest rangers are cautioning visitors to this weekend's NASCAR race: If you're camping, buy the firewood locally or have a certificate showing it's been heat-treated.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:16:35 +0000 Associated Press 51507 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Forest Rangers To Take Precautions With NASCAR Fan Firewood 7.07.14: NH Brews, Cooking With A Computer and Some Invasive Bites http://nhpr.org/post/70714-nh-brews-cooking-computer-and-some-invasive-bites <p>Whatever flavor you prefer, there is a New Hampshire brew that will do the job well. Today on Word of Mouth, we sample the state's craft-beer scene. Then, there are an estimated thirty thousand invasive species occupying America's eco-system. We have a conversation about the newest strategy against these pests: eating them. Next, we visit with Watson, IBM's cognitive computer and Jeopardy champion, to learn about its newest and slightly surprising endeavor in cooking. Plus: a tale of food and Spanish history from the American west.</p><p>Listen to the full show and <strong>Read more</strong> for individual segments.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:53:29 +0000 Word of Mouth 51463 at http://nhpr.org 7.07.14: NH Brews, Cooking With A Computer and Some Invasive Bites Eat The N.H. Invaders: Five Invasive Species Recipes http://nhpr.org/post/eat-nh-invaders-five-invasive-species-recipes <p>Today on Word of Mouth we talked with science writer Hannah Newman, who wrote <a href="http://qz.com/221680">an article for Quartz</a>, about the new movement of eating away invasive species. Listen to the segment here. We thought this was a pretty exciting idea. After all, we are full of invasives here in New England where the Europeans first landed. To get the ball rolling on&nbsp; your "invasivore" diet, here are five recipes that can be made with invasive species found here in the Granite State.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p><strong> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:33:06 +0000 Alexis Chapin 51445 at http://nhpr.org Eat The N.H. Invaders: Five Invasive Species Recipes N.H.'s War On Invasive Bugs & Plants http://nhpr.org/post/nhs-war-invasive-bugs-plants <p></p><p>In New Hampshire lakes, rivers and ponds, non-indigenous plants have moved in choking out the natural flora and fauna, but volunteers and state officials have taken up the fight against them. We’ll look at the latest in that fight, as well as invasive insects from the Emerald Ash Borer to the Wooly Adelgid.</p><p></p><p><strong><u>GUESTS: </u></strong></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:00:36 +0000 The Exchange 50396 at http://nhpr.org N.H.'s War On Invasive Bugs & Plants State Entomologist: Cold Not Enough To Stop Invasive Bugs http://nhpr.org/post/state-entomologist-cold-not-enough-stop-invasive-bugs <p></p><p>While frigid temperatures don’t feel particularly great, they do play an important role in the state’s ecosystem.</p><p>One way that cold temperatures can be helpful is by beating back the wave of invasive insects that have laid siege to the state’s forests, but State Entomologist Piera Siegert tells NHPR’s Brady Carlson that the some of the recent headlines about the impact of this cold on invasive bugs over-state the case in the Granite state.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 21:18:53 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown & Brady Carlson 42199 at http://nhpr.org State Entomologist: Cold Not Enough To Stop Invasive Bugs Invasion Of The Tumbleweeds http://nhpr.org/post/invasion-tumbleweeds <p>Tumbleweeds rolling? Must be a western. The cinematic signal of high plains desolation has an even more pernicious side: it’s an invasive species known as Russian Thistle, and it’s wreaking havoc across the United States. <strong>George Johnson</strong> is a writer based in Santa Fe, and a regular contributor to National Geographic<strong>, </strong><a href="http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/12/tumbleweeds/johnson-text">where he wrote about fighting the tumbleweed menace in his own backyard</a>. To see more photos click <strong><a href="http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/12/tumbleweeds/cook-jenshel-photography">here</a></strong>. Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:21:38 +0000 Virginia Prescott 39796 at http://nhpr.org Invasion Of The Tumbleweeds Invasive Species - Part 2: Animals and Insects http://nhpr.org/post/invasive-species-part-2-animals-and-insects <p>They're the villain cousins of invasive plants... The spiny water flea, the Emerald Ash Borer, the Rusty crayfish and Rocksnot. Each either in New Hampshire or threatening to do so and harming not only the water, plants and land but indigenous animals, plus they have not natural predators. We'll look more closely at these invasive fish, insects and mollusks and what's being done to combat them.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><strong>Guests</strong></p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 32316 at http://nhpr.org Invasive Species - Part 2: Animals and Insects Eradicating Invasive Species: Part 1 - Plants http://nhpr.org/post/eradicating-invasive-species-part-1-plants <p>Purple Loosestrife, Autumn Olive, Norway Maple and Multi-flora Rose may sound like plants you'd want in your garden, but actually, they're four of the 423 invasive&nbsp;plants currently in New Hampshire. These non-indigenous weeds, trees and shrubs, grow with a great ferocity strangling and starving the native species.&nbsp;Now some are fighting back&nbsp;against these&nbsp;green villains and making some progress as well.&nbsp;Today we begin a two part series on invasive species in New Hampshire, starting with&nbsp;weeds, trees and&nbsp;other non-native plants.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Keith Shields 32254 at http://nhpr.org Eradicating Invasive Species: Part 1 - Plants