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Coordinate action on invasive plants


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 10, 2013

~~<p>Strenuous, expensive attempts to keep invasive plants from gaining ground in Hawaii could be much more successful if the federal government would live up to its obligation to coordinate efforts to combat damaging alien species.</p>
<p>An executive order issued in 1999 calls for 12 U.S. departments and agencies to set priorities, enact management plans and work together to eradicate invasive species that can choke out native plants, disrupt use of natural resources and ruin a region's physical and economic landscape.</p>
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Strenuous, expensive attempts to keep invasive plants from gaining ground in Hawaii could be much more successful if the federal government would live up to its obligation to coordinate efforts to combat damaging alien species.

An executive order issued in 1999 calls for 12 U.S. departments and agencies to set priorities, enact management plans and work together to eradicate invasive species that can choke out native plants, disrupt use of natural resources and ruin a region's physical and economic landscape. Login for more...



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