In addition to offering more exotic species and weathered looks, Mohawk Industries is introducing wider plank widths to its lineup of hardwood flooring, said Bob Weseman, vice president of hard surface flooring.
The planned aquaculture facility is good news for the Caspian's beluga sturgeon, whose population has been decimated over the past two decades by environmental degradation, the invasion of exotic species, and overfishing.
All remaining populations of the slickspot peppergrass are potentially vulnerable to naturally occurring events (such as wildfire), introductions of exotic species, development, and other human activities.
We conclude that these organizations should reconsider the use of technical packages that encourage introduction of exotic species. Instead, they should help the development of technologies that propose to cultivate native species with potential for aquaculture.
Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), an FSC certifier, gave the company FSC's green star of approval even though its own findings describe many past and present problems, including overcutting of spruce and fir, planting exotic species, aggressive herbicide spraying and paying subpar wages.
"Since Europeans began settling the area we now call America, exotic species have flooded in, becoming so prevalent that many Americans can't say which plants and animals are native and which are not." (p.3) Many Americans don't think twice about the presence of a starling, a honeybee or a pheasant.
The appearance of these seaweeds may be related to changing ocean conditions, but nevertheless represents a warning that other exotic species might be capable of establishing populations in changing Southern California waters.