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Texas National Guard soldiers arrive in Houston, Texas to aid citizens in heavily flooded areas from the storms of Hurricane Harvey. Frighteningly, rafts of fire ants were also seen on the rising floodwaters. Photo: Lt. Zachary West, 100th MPAD | Flickr | CC BY-ND 2.0

Living with fire ants: Houston, we have a problem

The terrible destructive force of Hurricane Harvey made headlines not just for its human toll, but also for forcing fire ants out of their nests. Brisbane expat Jennifer Singfield tells us what it’s like living with fire ants.

Fire ant fact finding mission

When US hire car assistant Nicole heard that Australia has a chance to eradicate fire ants before they get out of control she had just one message for us.

US songbirds decline as deer populations rise

Songbirds in North America need wolves and cougars. In the ecological equivalent of ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend’, songbirds benefit from large predators that kill deer that eat out their understorey habitat. In their paper Declining woodland birds in North America: should we blame Bambi?, Simon Chollet and Jean-Louis Martin trace the…

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