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Asian Carp: Not Grandma’s Type of Fish

7/21/2011 // By Simone Lightfoot

Early memories of fishing with our grandma included regular warnings to never eat the carp! As a child, the actively agile carp was a tough fish to get into the boat once it was hooked.  Successful bouts at pulling them …

Hope for Coastal Louisiana: Reconnecting the Mississippi with its Delta

7/21/2011 // By NWF

This post was written by Dr. Alisha Renfro, a coastal scientist with NWF working on the Mississippi River Delta restoration in coastal Louisiana. She has Ph.D. in Marine and Atmospheric Science from Stony Brook University. Every year, in the spring, …

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Oh Carp! Flying Fish May Invade Great Lakes

6/14/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

A fish out of water is more than an expression along the Mississippi and Missouri river basins – it’s also a threat to people and wildlife. Asian carp are an invasive species of flying fish wrecking havoc upstream along the …

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Plodding action on critical issues threatens Great Lakes

6/10/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

A recent report on Michigan Public Radio asked a simple question, one that produced a disturbing answer. The question: Why does it take 40 years to clean up a river? The question referred to the scandalously slow effort to clean …

Weekly News Roundup – May 13, 2011

5/13/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: High Waters Offer Sediment-Laden Lessons Amidst Flooding Tragedy May 13, 2011 – As the rising waters of …

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Feds ignoring demands for faster action on Asian carp

5/5/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently turned on a third electric barrier that is supposed to keep Asian carp in the Chicago Waterway System from invading Lake Michigan. The announcement was the Corps’ latest attempt to assure the public …

The Big Uneasy Screening Across the Country

5/2/2011 // By George Sorvalis

Movie is a wake-up call to stopping water projects harming wildlife habitat and public safety Actor/Director Harry Shearer, perhaps best known as the voice behind several Simpsons characters like Ned Flanders and Mr. Burns, is touring the country promoting The …

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Feds’ action on Asian carp crisis doesn’t meet rhetoric

4/28/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

Federal officials were in Chicago this week to tell us once again what a great job they’re doing to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes. I appreciate the work of government employees who are trying to keep these …

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Youngsters deliver powerful message on Asian carp

3/8/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

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 house. The fifth-grade student at Notre Dame Marist Academy in …

Feds handling of Asian carp study is appalling

3/2/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

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 stick to its original schedule for completing the Great Lakes …

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