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Scientist Confirm Asian Carp Are Major Threat to the Great Lakes

6/30/2011 // By Marc Smith

Today, leading Great Lakes scientists announced a new report that examines the extent of the Asian carp threat in the Great Lakes. Asian carp are a huge threat to the Great Lakes and this report shows just how critical we must […] Read more >

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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 >

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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 […] Read more >

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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 […] Read more >

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Good things are happening in the Great Lakes

6/7/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

With invasive species, outdated sewers and toxic algae blooms creating problems in parts of the Great Lakes, it’s easy to get depressed about the future of these incomparable bodies of water. That’s why it is good to remind yourself, from […] Read more >

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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 […] Read more >

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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 […] Read more >

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Video – Asian Carp Problem Is No Laughing Matter

4/25/2011 // By Yvonne Greenhouse

A head in the sand results in sand in the eyes, which explains the short sighted efforts to prevent Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes. A friend of mine forwarded this video clip since he knows that NWF is […] Read more >

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Earth Day Commandments for the Great Lakes

4/21/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

I was at a party recently when a friend began interrogating me about what I was doing to protect the Great Lakes from polluters, invasive species and other problems facing the largest source of surface freshwater on the planet. “Well, […] Read more >

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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 […] Read more >