Emerald ash borer

Environment
5:00 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Thanks, Polar Vortex, for Exterminating Some Tree-Killing Bugs in Wisconsin

Fort Snelling State Park in Minnesota - ash trees striped in green await removal. Rob Venette's team will analyze logs in the lab.
Credit R Venette

WUWM's Susan Bence interviews Dr. Rob Venette of the U.S. Forest Service. He is also an adjunct professor of entomology at the University of Minnesota.

Arctic weather conditions have been hard on us humans in recent days, but there might be positive impacts when it comes to curbing unwelcome bugs.

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Environment
5:19 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

How Do We Fight Emerald Ash Borer? Let Us Count the Ways

Todd James "helps" Emerald ash borer emerge in Riveredge Nature Center forest.

Earlier this week on Lake Effect, the U.S. Forest Service’s regional forester said that invasive species are one of the agency’s most significant issues today. One of them - Emerald ash borer (EAB) continues to spread throughout southeastern Wisconsin.

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Environment
3:06 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

National Forests Face Threats from People, Politics - and Bugs

Umpqua National Forest in Oregon
Credit U.S. Forest Service

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Chris Johnson about his new book on the creation of national forests.

As the weather gets nicer, millions of Americans will take to hiking in national forests, trading in the company of man for the company of trees. But as more people take advantage of forests, the increased foot-traffic may actually pose a threat to these natural resources.

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