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Danielle Korpalski 2011.

“Blue Hour” for Bike Month: Connecting with Our Nation’s Great Lakes Freshwater Coast

In honor of May bike month Danielle Korpalski and I tuned up our bikes to partake in a “blue hour” of epic proportions. We participated in the Zoo-de-Mackinac bike ride, …

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Earth Day Commandments for the Great Lakes

I was at a party recently when a friend began interrogating me about what I was doing to protect the Great Lakes from polluters, invasive species and other problems facing …

Asian silver carp take flight in the Illinois River.

Youngsters deliver powerful message on Asian carp

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 …

Feds handling of Asian carp study is appalling

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 …

Feds showing signs of paranoia in Asian carp fight

Over the past three months, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has tried to build public support for the federal government’s sluggish effort to keep Asian carp in the Mississippi …

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Wisconsin Leaves its Waters Vulnerable to Invasive Species

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 …

Photo credit to Jackson Lewchuk

Should we plug the hole in the St. Clair River?

Two years ago when I started working on the issue of Great Lakes water loss I went to a meeting in Canada. When crossing the border, much to my surprise, …

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

Foreign mussels have wreaked havoc on the Great Lakes. Some experts believe Asian carp could cause even bigger problems.

Enbridge starts to back pedal – As Michigan Oil Spill Clean-Up Costs Rise

Enbridge continues to lose credibility after denying legal responsibility for the biggest Midwest oil pipeline disaster in history. Why are we not surprised? Six months after the Kalamazoo River oil spill, Enbridge …

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

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.

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