Short Wave: Invasive Species - We Asked, You Answered

We couldn’t stop at the spotted lanternfly!

(We covered that invasive species in an earlier episode.) We wanted to hear about the invasives where you live. You wrote us about cane toads in Australia, zebra mussels in Nevada; borers, beetles, adelgids, stinkbugs, and so many more. From your emails, we picked three invaders to talk about with NPR science correspondent Dan Charles. Follow host Maddie Sofia on Twitter @maddie_sofia. Email the show at

This episode was produced by Brent Baughman and edited by Viet Le.


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