Stopping weed invasions: a ‘white list’ approach

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These days you can’t just go and bulldoze the bush. You can’t tip nasty chemicals or garbage into creeks or natural areas.

Killing native species mostly requires some sort of permit. But people are perfectly free to plant any one of thousands of invasive plant species that could degrade or destroy native bush and habitats for native
species.

Weed regulation lags far behind that of most other environmental threats.

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