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How A French Wasp Could Tighten Border Security

In South Texas, a bamboo-like reed called carrizo cane is wreaking havoc. It’s been described by border patrol agents as “Sherwood Forest”. Attempts to tackle the weed – including cutting, burning and bulldozing – haven’t done the job. Now the state … Continue reading

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Lines in the Land: A Pesky Plant on the Rio Grande Attracts Federal Attention

As the dividing line between Mexico and the United States, the Rio Grande has been a stage for contentious geopolitics. But for many years, the river has also had a turbulent ecological history. One persistent concern for scientists who study … Continue reading

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