Often the plants that are the cheapest at the garden store are not always the easiest to maintain. According to the Wilmington Star, some residents in Wilmington are seeking an ordinance to prevent the planting of running bamboo, an attractive plant sold at garden stores. In the right conditions and not properly pruned, the plant can spill over into other yards, as a homeowner at Carolina Beach discovered after she returned from a long assignment out of town.
When a natural disaster strikes, the last thing that most people are worried about is what animal or plant species might be carried to another country. But those new species are just what scientists are discovering from a dock ripped away by the tsunami that hit the northern coast of Japan last year.