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Alien species alarm re-sounded

More funding is needed to tackle the problem, officials tell a Senate panel

By Gary T. Kubota

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 09, 2014

~~<p>Last year, a mosquito capable of spreading dengue fever began showing up at Honolulu Airport.</p>
<p>And on Dec. 23 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, state inspectors found coconut rhinoceros beetles, or Oryctes rhinoceros -- insects capable of destroying palm and coconut trees as well as sugarcane.</p>
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Last year, a mosquito capable of spreading dengue fever began showing up at Honolulu Airport.

And on Dec. 23 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, state inspectors found coconut rhinoceros beetles, or Oryctes rhinoceros -- insects capable of destroying palm and coconut trees as well as sugarcane. Login for more...



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