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Cleveland area residents demand feds take urgent action to keep Asian carp from storming Lake Erie

1/13/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

Federal officials who are soliciting public comment on a study of how to keep Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes got an earful Thursday from Cleveland-area residents. Their message to federal officials… Do whatever it takes to keep the […] Read more >

Feds say invasive species can move between Great Lakes, Mississippi River system at numerous sites

1/11/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

Federal officials painted a sobering picture Tuesday of the many ways that Asian carp and other invasive species living in the Mississippi River basin could spread to the Great Lakes. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has identified 18 sites […] Read more >

Photo by Forrest Brem and Public Library of Science via Wikimedia Commons.

5 Mass Wildlife Deaths to Really be Worried About

1/11/2011 // By David Mizejewski

In the last week, we heard news report after news report of mass wildlife die-off events, making it seem like the Apocalypse was drawing near. Birds dropped out of the sky, dead fish covered miles of the surface of rivers […] Read more >

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 […] Read more >

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 […] Read more >

Wildlife Could Be The New ‘Homeless, Tempest-Tossed’ As Climate Change Shifts Habitats

11/1/2010 // By Max Greenberg

According to an article in the online edition of last week’s Science News, climate-change-induced species disruption and environmental displacement is causing major headaches for officials who monitor the movements of non-native invasive wildlife. That in addition to the headaches facing the species themselves. Read more >

As Emissions Rise, Weeds (And Allergies) Could Follow Suit

10/21/2010 // By Max Greenberg

The current issue of Natural History magazine features a fine story by Peter Del Tredici on the role of weeds in the modern city. The broad discussion, about the relevance of the idea of an ‘invasive’ plant in an environment where very little truly native vegetation remains, is worth your time…One of the subjects that most interests Del Tredici is the weed’s place in a world whose climate we are rapidly changing Read more >

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 […] Read more >

NWF Takes a Closer, Creepy Look at “Climate Invaders!”

4/1/2010 // By Miles Grant

The National Wildlife Federation has released our latest report: They Came From Climate Change! This report highlights the species that will end up benefiting from climate change. However, these are species that make you shudder. The species are the deer […] Read more >

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 […] Read more >