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President Obama flirting with a Great Lakes disaster

3/28/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

President Obama’s 2012 budget would cut funding for sea lamprey control in the Great Lakes, a move that would devastate the lakes’ $7 billion fishery. The president has proposed cutting $3 million from the $18.7 million spent annually by the […] Read more >

Photo: Doug Inkley, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, NWF

Taking a Bite Out of Stink Bugs

3/22/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

They fly, they crawl, they cluster and they might even eat some of your food. Chances are you’ve seen or smelled one crawling on your wall or on your shoulder. The saga of the brown marmorated stink bug continues, but […] Read more >

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What’s Bugging You? A Biologist Battles Stink Bugs

3/14/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

They’re the house guests that refuse to leave, make a mess, and creep you out. Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) have been bugging NWF senior biologist Doug Inkley, Ph.D. for a while, despite his best efforts to show them the […] Read more >

Asian silver carp take flight in the Illinois River.

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 >

Success: EPA agrees to take invasive species seriously

3/8/2011 // By Neil Kagan

Today, NWF and other conservation groups placed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on a path that should finally protect native aquatic life from new invasive species.  Species like the zebra mussel which have already invaded are wreaking havoc on native […] Read more >

brown marmorated stink bug nymph

Stink Bugs, Stink Bugs Everywhere

2/17/2011 // By Danielle Brigida

The name says it all. Stink bugs. Some stink bugs species are native to North America and their populations are kept in check by their natural predators.   That’s no big deal.  But, the brown-marmorated stink bug is a recent […] Read more >

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Wisconsin Leaves its Waters Vulnerable to Invasive Species

2/17/2011 // By Neil Kagan

Everyone’s familiar with the old “I have good news, and I have bad news” gag.  Wisconsin’s approach to aquatic invasive species could provide fodder for that joke.  Unfortunately, it’s no laughing matter. The good news is that Wisconsin issued a permit […] Read more >

Zebra Mussels have invaded the Great Lakes. Are Asian Carp next?

Video – Feds can and should move faster on Asian carp study

2/2/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

Foreign mussels have wreaked havoc on the Great Lakes. Some experts believe Asian carp could cause even bigger problems. 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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Video – Veteran Lake Erie angler urges swift action to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes

1/18/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

The federal government is holding a series of hearings on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plan for keeping Asian carp out of the Great Lakes. I was at the hearings in Buffalo and Cleveland. National Wildlife Federation representatives will […] Read more >