February 2014

Spread of Invasive Species Makes National News

Recently, CBS News aired a segment on its Sunday Morning show titled Invasive Species Spreading Across America. The report by Mark Strassmann talked about the more than 50,000 invasive plant and animal species that are currently in the United States — a number that is growing — and profiled the rapid spread of several specific species, including kudzu, nicknamed: “the vine that ate the South.” The full report can be viewed here.