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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 …

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 …

New Resolution on Asian Carp

4/15/2010 // By Jennifer Janssen

The fight to stop Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes is heating up and gaining support! National Wildlife Federation leaders from the Great Lakes region and across the country gathered in Houston, Texas last week to determine the priorities …

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 …

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 …

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 …