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Great Lakes Experience Record Floods

4/23/2013 // By Melinda Koslow

It’s been raining here in the Great Lakes. A lot. And cities like Grand Rapids and East Lansing, MI , Chicago, IL, and Toledo, OH are bearing the brunt. Rivers – the veins and arteries of cities in the Great […] Read more >

Asian Carp Swimming Closer to Great Lakes

6/19/2012 // By Marc Smith

I just found out that new evidence of Asian carp has been discovered near Lake Michigan. The new test results came back positive for silver carp seventeen times in one day. That’s right: seventeen times! This could be the largest number of […] Read more >

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Study offers a solution to Asian carp crisis facing the Great Lakes

1/31/2012 // By Jeff Alexander

The debate over how best to halt the movement of Asian carp and other invasive species between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basin will likely reach a fever pitch in the coming weeks. The reason: The Great Lakes Commission […] Read more >

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Climate Capsule: Sowing Seeds for Cleaner, Smarter Technologies

6/1/2011 // By Amanda Stone

Happy June Capsule readers! Things are heating up here in DC, and for once I really do mean the heat.  Yesterday’s 94 degrees tied the record 1991 high at Dulles and the rest of the week isn’t looking any different. […] Read more >

Working for Wildlife: Follow NWF Activities All Over the Country

6/1/2011 // By Kendall Mackey

Field Highlights: You Gotta Have Standards After weeks of phone calls, email alerts and social media announcements, the EPA public hearings finally took place.  What was all the fuss about? The mercury and air toxic standards proposed by the EPA […] Read more >

Chicago’s Sewer Woes Highlight a Serious Great Lakes Problem

3/21/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

Chicago may be the new poster child for failing sewer systems in the Great Lakes basin. The Chicago Tribune reported this week that the city’s Deep Tunnel System, a $3 billion project that was supposed to halt the discharge of […] Read more >

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 […] Read more >

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18-Foot-High Ice Waves Pound Chicago: Totally Normal?

2/1/2011 // By Miles Grant

Update 3:02pm: My colleague Patrick Fitzgerald points out this post is now inaccurate – the forecast has now been upgraded to call for 25-foot ice waves. Hey Iceman, surf’s up! Here’s the thing about people who deny 2010 was tied […] Read more >

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Video – Angler hit by flying Asian carp in Illinois River Urges Fast Action

1/31/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

David Vogt of Paw Paw, Michigan tells NWF about his experience of being hit by a flying Asian Carp at a fishing tournament in Bath, Illinios. Read more >

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Corps’ plan to take another four years to complete Asian carp study is an outrage

1/26/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

It’s not a stretch to say that it could be 2020 before the Corps takes action to create a hydrological barrier between Lake Michigan and the Chicago Waterway System, which links the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River system. Read more >

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