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Chicago is Ground Zero in the Asian Carp Battle

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

1/20/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

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 fish storming the world’s largest source of surface freshwater. At […] 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 >

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 >

Efforts to Save the Rare Pallid Sturgeon

7/7/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

A large white and very ancient fish lives in the waters of the Missouri River basin but it is becoming more rare. The Constitution Tribune reports: Pallid sturgeon, which are distinctively almost snow white and Federally “endangered”, and lake sturgeon […] Read more >

Victory at Last: A Long Battle to Save the Teddy Bear’s Habitat

12/2/2008 // By Larry Schweiger

In Washington, you can bet that bad ideas from powerful special interests take a long time to kill. Nevertheless, you also should know that what Margaret Mead once suggested is still true: A handful of determined volunteers can change things. […] Read more >

A Victory for Teddy’s Bears!

9/13/2008 // By Dominique Burgunder-Johnson

Wildlife and the people who love them recently scored a huge victory when the EPA finalized their decision to veto the controversial Yazoo Backwaters Pumps Project. The success will help protect 20% of the nation’s duck population that migrates through […] Read more >

Bush Administration Goes Green?

2/4/2008 // By Kristin Johnson

That’s right folks. For only the 12th time in its entire history, the Environmental Protection Agency has decided to use the veto process to kill an Army Corps of Engineers project. Dead in the water is the Yazoo Pumps, a […] Read more >

Corps Reform Measures Included in WRDA

10/3/2007 // By Josh Nelson

The Water Resources Development Act, which has passed both the House and Senate, includes key reform measures that would help better protect and mitigate for the loss of wetlands and requires the corps to update and modernize its environmental and […] Read more >