Invasive plants said climate change risk

United Press International: Climate change will boost U.S. demand for imported drought- and heat-tolerant plants, at the risk of raising imports of more invasive species, researchers say. Invaders could overrun native ecosystems in the same way kudzu, Oriental bittersweet and other plant species have in the past, researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst said. The kudzu invasion of the past few decades saw whole forests overgrown in the Southeast, and Oriental bittersweet, if left unchecked, shades and chokes......

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