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Video – Veteran Lake Erie angler urges swift action to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes

1/18/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

The federal government is holding a series of hearings on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plan for keeping Asian carp out of the Great Lakes. I was at the hearings in Buffalo and Cleveland. National Wildlife Federation representatives will […] Read more >

Asian Carp

Cleveland area residents demand feds take urgent action to keep Asian carp from storming Lake Erie

1/13/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

Federal officials who are soliciting public comment on a study of how to keep Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes got an earful Thursday from Cleveland-area residents. Their message to federal officials… Do whatever it takes to keep the […] Read more >

Feds say invasive species can move between Great Lakes, Mississippi River system at numerous sites

1/11/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

Federal officials painted a sobering picture Tuesday of the many ways that Asian carp and other invasive species living in the Mississippi River basin could spread to the Great Lakes. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has identified 18 sites […] Read more >

A critical moment in Great Lakes history is upon us

1/9/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

The next five weeks could be among the most important in Great Lakes history. The Corps of Engineers is holding a series of public hearings around the region to gather public input on its study of how best to separate […] Read more >

Journal article validates science that shows Asian carp on the verge of invading the Great Lakes

1/5/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

The cynical debate over whether Asian carp have breached an electric barrier designed to keep the menacing fish from invading Lake Michigan and the other Great Lakes can now be put to rest. An article in Wednesday’s online edition of […] Read more >

Asian Carp: History Offers an Important Lesson

12/9/2009 // By Jeff Alexander

American philosopher George Santayana once made a chilling comment about those who forget the lessons of history, saying: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Santayana’s comment is particular relevant considering the current, frantic effort to […] Read more >

Momentous Battle to Save the Great Lakes is On

12/3/2009 // By Jeff Alexander

A momentous battle to save the Great Lakes from one of the worst invasive species imaginable is being waged in an artificial canal south of Chicago. Watch Andy Buchsbaum, director of the NWF Great Lakes Regional Center, explain what Asian carp […] Read more >

Our Chance to Shut the Door on Aquatic Invasive Species

11/19/2009 // By Jeff Alexander

Ocean freighters that discharge ballast water from ports around the globe into the Great Lakes have infected America’s freshwater seas with a plague of foreign species. Invasive species introduced into the Great Lakes have spread across the country and made […] Read more >

Al Gore Predicts Passage of Senate Clean Energy Jobs Act

10/13/2009 // By Jeff Alexander

Former Vice President Al Gore predicted Friday that the U.S. Senate will soon approve the Clean Energy Jobs Act that will cut carbon pollution that contributes to climate change. Speaking at the Society of Environmental Journalists annual conference in Madison, […] Read more >