Jeff Alexander’s Archive

Chicago’s Sewer Woes Highlight a Serious Great Lakes Problem

Chicago may be the new poster child for failing sewer systems in the Great Lakes basin. The Chicago Tribune reported this week that the city’s Deep Tunnel System, a $3 …

Asian silver carp take flight in the Illinois River.

Youngsters deliver powerful message on Asian carp

Ten-year-old Thomas Ridge stepped up to the microphone at Tuesday’s government hearing on how best to keep Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes and proceeded to bring down the …

Feds handling of Asian carp study is appalling

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is giving people concerned about Asian carp invading the Great Lakes a demonstration in bad government. The Corps announced last week that it would …

Feds showing signs of paranoia in Asian carp fight

Over the past three months, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has tried to build public support for the federal government’s sluggish effort to keep Asian carp in the Mississippi …

Great Lakes’ Budget Valentine

President Barack Obama released his budget on Valentines Day–and while the love is still there, this year’s box of chocolates is not as full as in years past. The president’s …

Video – Feds can and should move faster on Asian carp study

Foreign mussels have wreaked havoc on the Great Lakes. Some experts believe Asian carp could cause even bigger problems.

Video – Angler hit by flying Asian carp in Illinois River Urges Fast Action

David Vogt of Paw Paw, Michigan tells NWF about his experience of being hit by a flying Asian Carp at a fishing tournament in Bath, Illinios.

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People from diverse backgrounds urge faster action to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes

A hearing Thursday in Traverse City, Mich., to discuss the federal government’s effort to keep Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes showed that public concern over the invasive fish …

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Corps’ plan to take another four years to complete Asian carp study is an outrage

It’s not a stretch to say that it could be 2020 before the Corps takes action to create a hydrological barrier between Lake Michigan and the Chicago Waterway System, which links the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River system.

Video – People from all over the Great Lakes basin fear Asian carp will storm the lakes

Chicago may be ground zero for the battle to keep Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes,  but people around the sprawling Great Lakes basin are worried about the invasive …

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