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Loose Limits on Ships Loose Invasive Species on Great Lakes

12/14/2011 // By Neil Kagan

On December 8th, the federal government unveiled its plan to protect the Great Lakes from the scourge of invasive species.  Unfortunately, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed limits on ships’ discharges of ballast water that are too loose to prevent […] Read more >

Asian Carp Map Animation

Motion maps track spread of Asian carp and invasive mussels

6/30/2011 // By Trilby Becker

Motion maps of Asian carp and invasive mussels’ spread  across the U.S created by NWF and the U.S. Geological Survey dramatize as never before their meteoric invasion.  Watch Asian carp spread across the country.  Then, see how invasive mussels traveled to California. In less […] Read more >

Success: EPA agrees to take invasive species seriously

3/8/2011 // By Neil Kagan

Today, NWF and other conservation groups placed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on a path that should finally protect native aquatic life from new invasive species.  Species like the zebra mussel which have already invaded are wreaking havoc on native […] Read more >

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Wisconsin Leaves its Waters Vulnerable to Invasive Species

2/17/2011 // By Neil Kagan

Everyone’s familiar with the old “I have good news, and I have bad news” gag.  Wisconsin’s approach to aquatic invasive species could provide fodder for that joke.  Unfortunately, it’s no laughing matter. The good news is that Wisconsin issued a permit […] Read more >