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

5/23/2011 // By Melinda Koslow

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, a ride that starts near Petoskey Michigan and follows Lakes […] Read more >

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Earth Day Commandments for the Great Lakes

4/21/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

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 the largest source of surface freshwater on the planet. “Well, […] 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 >

Feds handling of Asian carp study is appalling

3/2/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

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 stick to its original schedule for completing the Great Lakes […] Read more >

Feds showing signs of paranoia in Asian carp fight

2/18/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

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 River system from invading Lake Michigan via the Chicago Waterway […] 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 >

Photo credit to Jackson Lewchuk

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

2/4/2011 // By Melinda Koslow

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, the border guard asked me, “Are you going to plug […] 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 >

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

2/1/2011 // By Beth Wallace

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 is starting to deny legal liability for costs related to […] 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 >