Alien invasions

Around the world, plants, animals, fungi, and other life forms are ending up in places where they don't belong.

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM May 9, 2004

The invasion is under way.

 

Around the world, plants, animals, fungi, and other life forms are moving into places where they don't belong. These raids can mean major headaches for both wildlife and people.

 

Half of all endangered species can credit their shaky status to invaders that eat them, eat their food, or destroy their habitats, says ecologist Dan Simberloff of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

 

In New Orleans, alien termites are chewing up houses. In Florida, imported water hyaci...

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