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Water Samples Positive for Asian Carp Environmental DNA in Lake Erie

7/16/2012 // By Michael Murray

State and federal officials have announced that six water samples from Lake Erie have tested positive for Asian carp environmental DNA (eDNA). The samples were among over 400 samples taken in August of last year, and are the first positive […] Read more >

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Study: Asian carp could live in all five Great Lakes

7/12/2012 // By Jeff Alexander

If Asian carp invade the Great Lakes, the voracious fish could survive and spread throughout all five of the lakes, according to a new study by Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans. The report found that it would take as few […] Read more >

Spring flowers, by Wikipedia user Halpaugh.

In Defense of Wildflowers

6/12/2012 // By Larry Schweiger

NWF View By Larry J. Schweiger “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn […] Read more >

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Revisiting the Ten Plagues: 10 Invasive Species That Plague America Today

4/10/2012 // By Amanda Stone

One of the most memorable parts of the Passover Seder is the recounting of the ten plagues that befell Egypt. When I was little we sang silly songs about the frogs, the pests and vermin that overtook the countryside and […] Read more >

USDA: Adult Kudzu Stink Bug, Photo by Joe Eger.

When Good Intentions Grow Bad: Bugs, Vines and Invasions

4/9/2012 // By Mekell Mikell

Kudzu, once hailed as a “miracle vine,” is now a thorn in the side of folks throughout the Southeast. Once used by American farmers as a means to stop soil erosion, this pesky invasive species spread far beyond its intended boundaries. […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – April 6, 2012

4/6/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Growing Risk for Taxpayers and Wildlife April 4 – Good biofuel crops can make great invasive species. That’s one […] Read more >

Preventing a Growing Risk

4/5/2012 // By Patty Glick

There is an old proverb that goes something like, “the road to hell is often paved with good intentions.” As America moves forward with important efforts to expand advanced bioenergy as an alternative to fossil fuels, we may well be […] Read more >

Lion fish (Photo: Tinou Bao/Flickr)

No Pride for Lion Fish’s Ferocious Appetite

3/13/2012 // By Marine Jaouen

Asian carp are stealing valuable resources from native Great Lakes fish while Burmese pythons are destroying small mammal populations throughout the Florida Everglades. Similarly, lion fish are invading Atlantic reefs and  disrupting the delicate balance of marine ecosystems. First spotted […] Read more >

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New Bill Introduced to Fight Asian Carp in Minnesota

3/7/2012 // By Marc Smith

With all the attention Asian carp have gotten as they approach Lake Michigan through the Chicago canals, the other pathways to the Great Lakes have often been ignored.  However, the live capture of Asian carp last week just south of […] Read more >

Ready for March Madness? Let’s Take a Look at Another Fab Five…

3/1/2012 // By Marisa Tricas

In the spirit of March Madness, let’s remember the legacy created by a sports revolution. From the University of Michigan, the Fabulous Five, Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson, changed the game of college basketball […] Read more >