Invasive Species

Risk Of A Canadian Zika Epidemic Is Small But Very Real

David Leonhardt | Posted 03.18.2017 | Canada Living
David Leonhardt

So far, no case of Zika has been contracted in Canada. But some people wonder if that might change. At first blush, this question seemed silly, especially when asked in the middle of a cold Canadian winter. But winter is receding and some people in Hamilton who know what they are talking about are asking that very question. Could Zika come to Canada?

Mountain Pine Beetles Are Closer To Being Eradicated

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.29.2015 | Canada Alberta

There's some promising news on the mountain pine beetle's presence, or lack thereof.

Giant Goldfish Invade Southern Alberta

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Alberta

They have no natural predators in Alberta.

How One Island Found a Clever Way to Solve Its Environmental Crisis

Robert Osborne | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Impact
Robert Osborne

Lionfish may be one of the most truly beautiful creatures you'll encounter when you're scuba diving or snorkelling in tropical water. There's nothing wrong with lionfish where they're indigenous -- the Indian and Pacific Ocean. But about 20 years ago a few started to appear in the Caribbean.

Asian Carp Found Near Lake Ontario

WWF-Canada | Posted 07.31.2016 | Canada Impact

Without question, the Asian carp poses a significant threat to the health of the Great Lakes watershed. This highlights the importance of effective invasive species prevention programs and bi-national collaboration to ensure that the Asian carp and other non-native species don't make their way into these waters.

How One Little Mussel Changed the Great Lakes Forever

Dan Kraus | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Impact
Dan Kraus

The rainbow was once widely distributed and common in many rivers and creeks in southern Ontario. Today it is extremely rare. While we did our part in obliterating the rainbow by polluting its river home, today, the number one threat to this species is invasive, non-native zebra mussels.

Now THIS Is How You Fight Invasive Species

CBC | Posted 11.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The B.C. Ministry of Transportation has a new weapon in its fight against invasive plant species — goats. The province is piloting two ...

Bill C-38: The Law That Will Break Nature's Back?

David Suzuki | Posted 08.12.2012 | Canada Politics
David Suzuki

Canada's environmental laws are under attack by both the federal and Ontario governments. In Ottawa, the government introduced Bill C-38 to implement far-reaching measures announced in its budget. The 420-page Bill C-38 will gut a raft of federal laws passed over the years to ensure that our air, water, and most vulnerable wildlife populations are protected.

Not Enough Research On Invasive Species: Report

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.20.2012 | Canada Politics

A newly published study says alien plants and animals are already invading Canada through doors opened by climate change, and research and policy lag ...

Rock Snot From Vancouver Island Congesting Rivers

CP | Terri Theodore, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.14.2011 | Canada

VANCOUVER - It's nickname says it all.Rock snot is a type of slimy, yellow-brown, freshwater algae that, like a cold, has spread quickly from a small ...