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  1. Invasive Plants Are Biological PollutionA council created by the state Legislature has begun an effort to help agencies and the public better understand the need to prevent invasive plant species from getting established and spreading in Indiana. Invasive plants are a major threat to Indiana and the nation and, when left uncontrolled, spread quickly, says John Jachetta, chairman of the Indiana Invasive Species Council, which has secretarial offices at Purdue Univ."They are a form of biological pollution that disrupts the function of our natural ecosystems," he says. "What were once unique regional characteristics resulting from thousands of years of natural selection start to blur, and decades of conservation achievements are lost."Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/01/invasive-plants-are-biological-pollution

    Invasive Plants Are Biological Pollution

    A council created by the state Legislature has begun an effort to help agencies and the public better understand the need to prevent invasive plant species from getting established and spreading in Indiana. Invasive plants are a major threat to Indiana and the nation and, when left uncontrolled, spread quickly, says John Jachetta, chairman of the Indiana Invasive Species Council, which has secretarial offices at Purdue Univ.

    "They are a form of biological pollution that disrupts the function of our natural ecosystems," he says. "What were once unique regional characteristics resulting from thousands of years of natural selection start to blur, and decades of conservation achievements are lost."

    Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/01/invasive-plants-are-biological-pollution

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      It makes me throw a fit that invasive plant species (or any other organisms for that matter) aren’t as big a deal as...
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      Fun fact: I have been fucking murdering these things for six years It was the first volunteering I ever did Now I lead a...
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      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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      Yeah, why do you think it’s happening? ‘Cause you messed up the ecosystem you fucking moron
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      'Biological pollution' when plants do it 'Civilisation' when humans do it
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      Are you serious, the US D.O.T. is STILL planting non-native species??
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