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Wed, Aug 20, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Invasive Species on the Rise


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J.D. Willson/University of Arkansas
The southern water snake is one of two water snake species invading California's waterways.
J.D. Willson/University of Arkansas
The southern water snake is one of two water snake species invading California's waterways.

California will gain a new invasive species every 60 days. According to the Center for Invasive Species Research at UC Riverside, some of these could lead to economic losses to the state of about $3 billion each year. We'll discuss the issues surrounding invasive species from Scotch broom to Asian carp and beyond.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Bryan Walsh, senior writer for TIME Magazine and author of TIME's recent invasive species cover story
  • David Lodge, director of the Environmental Change Initiative at the University of Notre Dame
  • Mark Hoddle, director for the Center for Invasive Species and researcher, Department of Entomology at UC Riverside

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