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Weekly News Roundup – May 13, 2011

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: High Waters Offer Sediment-Laden Lessons Amidst Flooding …

Flooding in downtown Memphis, May 2011 (via Flickr's Chris Wieland)

Climate Crisis Fueling Mississippi River’s Historic Floods

The Mississippi River is experiencing its second “500-year flood” since 1993. That’s no freak occurrence – it’s a result of man-made carbon pollution changing our climate. “All extreme weather events …


Feds ignoring demands for faster action on Asian carp

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently turned on a third electric barrier that is supposed to keep Asian carp in the Chicago Waterway System from invading Lake Michigan. The …


Feds’ action on Asian carp crisis doesn’t meet rhetoric

Federal officials were in Chicago this week to tell us once again what a great job they’re doing to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes. I appreciate the …


Climate Capsule: Clean Air Act Under Siege

This week’s stories: Highlight of the Week: Clean Air Act Faces More Attacks Quote: Former EPA heads Bill Ruckelshaus and Christine Todd Whitman Economic Story of the Week: Treasury grants …

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 …

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.

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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