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2012 Budget a Victory for Great Lakes, Wildlife

12/23/2011 // By Jordan Lubetkin

One of the greatest wildlife success stories in the Great Lakes involves the recovery of whitefish in the Detroit River. A food staple for centuries for Native American and European settlers, whitefish numbers plummeted in the middle of the last …

Asian carp "Invasion" by the MacArthur Foundation

Are You Game for the Asian Carp Invasion?

12/23/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Flying fish are flooding the Great Lakes, terrorizing boaters, anglers and native species. Asian carp are infiltrating the region, becoming a silvery, bigheaded  menace underwater and in the air.  Now, these invasive fish are infiltrating the world of video games. …

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Plan Underway to Connect Michigan Kids With ‘M.O.R.E.’ Nature

12/21/2011 // By Max Greenberg

Michigan is the only state that touches four of the five Great Lakes, and its 57,000 square miles boast nearly 100 parks and recreation areas, from the beaches of McClain State Park on the shore of Lake Superior in the …

Gray wolf on the banks of the Gardner River in Yellowstone (photo by Beth Pratt)

New Report: 1 in 5 House GOP Votes Target Conservation Protections

12/15/2011 // By Miles Grant

From Theodore Roosevelt creating the National Parks System to Richard Nixon establishing the Environmental Protection Agency to George H.W. Bush signing a strengthened Clean Air Act, Republicans have a long history of supporting common sense, bipartisan solutions to problems facing …

Did you know that whooping cranes mate for life? (Photo credit: Steve Szabo)

Take Action to Preserve Wildlife in the Great Lakes

12/15/2011 // By Marisa Tricas

For people living in the Great Lakes area, the whooping crane is an iconic species. In the mid-1880s, 1,400 cranes would migrate between Canada and the upper Midwest down to the Texas Gulf Coast and across the Southeastern U.S. each year. …

Loose Limits on Ships Loose Invasive Species on Great Lakes

12/14/2011 // By Neil Kagan

On December 8th, the federal government unveiled its plan to protect the Great Lakes from the scourge of invasive species.  Unfortunately, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed limits on ships’ discharges of ballast water that are too loose to prevent …

Less than 4 miles from a coal-fired power plant, my kids enjoyed this beach only once the past 2 years.

Big Week to Protect Kids from Mercury

12/12/2011 // By Frank Szollosi

Our kids need to spend more time outside experiencing nature, developing an appreciation for wildlife and the habitat that birds, fish, butterflies and everything else (including us) depend upon.  My family would love to spend more time at this great …

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First Completed Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Project Means New Habitat for Wildlife, Fresh Hope for People

12/9/2011 // By Celia Haven

Last month, on a cold and windy fall afternoon in Michigan, people from across the Great Lakes region gathered for an exciting and unprecedented event: the dedication of the very first completed Great Lakes Restoration Initiative project. The Shiawassee Flats …

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We Can’t Fillet Our Way Out of Mercury in Fish

12/6/2011 // By Brenda Archambo

Avid Sportsman Bob Garner explains that we “can’t fillet our way out” of the mercury problem. Listen as he talks about the impacts of mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants to our natural resources, economy and way of life. Bob …

Asian carp/ Photo courtesy USFWS

Asian Carp an Issue in 2012 Federal Budget Debate

12/6/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

Asian carp, the menacing invasive fish that rocket out of the water and are on the verge of storming the Great Lakes, have apparently captured the attention of Congress. Finally. The invasive fish could be part of the U.S. Senate’s …

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