Earth Day 2016: Kudzu, invasive species.

800px-Kudzu_on_trees_in_Atlanta,_GeorgiaWhen we think of environmental issues,  we think of dumping oil in sewers, air pollution, oil spills,etc. Rarely do we think of certain plants and animals themselves.

One think to think about is the issue of invasive species. Introducing a non-native species to an ecosystem, and it could harm that ecosystem.

The kudzu is a good example. Kudzu is native to East Asia, and introduced to the USA. It grew unchecked due to no natural enemies and has harmed native plants. To lear more, watch the video below.

 

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