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    're very [loving], just like a puppy," but then they grow up, yet wild animal, they can become dangerous, which is why people are debating whether owning wild pets should be banned. These can also endanger the alluring creatures by changing their genetics regions. These animals will become house pets and lose their sense of survival, until one day when this sense is evoked from within the physical being and all of a sudden the beast becomes a threatening…

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    Invasive plant species pose a tremendous threat to natural resources throughout the United States. Invasive species can choke out acres of native vegetation and greatly reduce wildlife habitat. Invasive plant species threaten every aspect of ecosystem health and productivity on public and private lands, threaten biological diversity by causing population declines of native species, and alter key ecosystem processes like hydrology, nitrogen fixation, and fire regimes. Preventing, managing, and…

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    The Bubonic plague, one of the world’s worst epidemics was the result of a species of rat boarding a cargo ship from Asia to Europe. This rat carried diseases that eventually wiped out a third of Europe. That species of rat could be considered an invasive species. An invasive species is a species that is not native to a specific habitat, and whose introduction can cause environmental harm or harm to another population. Some of the most significant negative effects of invasive nonindigenous…

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    Invasive Species An invasive species is one that is not native to a particular ecosystem and that does or is likely to cause harm to the environment and/or the economy (Exotic Species in Illinois). For example, a Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora). This rose, also known as the baby rose, it is native to eastern Asia, and was introduced to the U.S. in the late 1700’s. The baby rose impacts an environment, by forming dense thickets that invade pastures, and crowd native species (Plants). Invasive…

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    A wasp nest on a property is an unwelcome sight for residents and business owners, especially if the location of the nest is close to where people move about. With wasp nest removal treatment, these worries will be a thing of the past thanks to the wasp control services we offer. In a controlled manner, we can remove a nest while guaranteeing your safety and those around you, including pets. Spotting a Wasp or Hornet Both the wasp and hornet have a striped appearance of alternating black and…

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    When people think of a household pet domestic animals such as dogs, cats, and fish come to mind. A domestic animal is an animal of a species that has been domesticated by humans so that they depend on humankind for survival. As time progresses and the years go by, more and more people are captivating exotic animals and are trying to domesticate them. Humans are taking wild animals from their natural habitats and are attempting to make them docile creatures for everyday living. Entities want to…

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    Throughout history, humans have created many divisions between race, gender, wealth etc., each division separating ‘us’ from ‘them’. In the same way, a division between humans and nature has been socially constructed to divide the “western society” and the “other.” From these constructions, the term ‘wild’ has come to attribute primeval and savage characteristics to nature and animals living within nature. It is common to consider animals that life in nature to be ‘wildlife,’ yet using this…

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    GMO Labeling

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    Fundamentally, genetically modified organisms are foods that would never occur through natural cross breeding. It takes a genetic laboratory to splice foreign genes into a plant or animal to create a new trait or traits that could never occur in nature on its own. This type of gene splicing can introduce plant produced pesticides as well as an interspecies transfer of genetic traits from organisms such as bacteria, insects, or animals. A genetically modified tomato, for example, has been…

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    Essay On Pragmites

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    Studies have been done on the control mechanism of Phragmites. Crowe, Leclerc, Struger, & Brown (2011) did a study on glyphosate-based herbicide application on Phragmites near Georgian Bay beaches. The application of herbicides is not suggested near bodies of water, but this study used herbicide concentration below the Canadian water quality guideline for the protection of aquatic species (Crowe, Leclerc, Struger, & Brown, 2011). This study reduced the size of Phragmites by 90%, although it did…

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    1. Shen X, Bourg NA, McShea WJ, Turner BJ. 2016. Long-term effects of white-tailed deer exclusion on the invasion of exotic plants: a case study in a mid-atlantic temperate forest. PLoS ONE. 11(3): 1-16. This article examines the impacts of white-tailed deer browsing on invasive plant species, both of these are biotic stressors that impact many forest ecosystems. Researchers in this study used a 4 hectare deer exclosure built in 1991 to study the influence of white-tailed deer, on the abundance…

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