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

Climate Crisis Fueling Mississippi River’s Historic Floods

5/9/2011 // By Miles Grant

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 are now subject to human influence,” said Dr. Peter Gleick, …

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Feds ignoring demands for faster action on Asian carp

5/5/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

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 announcement was the Corps’ latest attempt to assure the public …

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

4/28/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

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 work of government employees who are trying to keep these …

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Climate Capsule: Clean Air Act Under Siege

3/29/2011 // By Amanda Stone

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 spur clean energy Editorial of the Week: No compromises on …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

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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.

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People from diverse backgrounds urge faster action to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes

1/27/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

A hearing Thursday in Traverse City, Mich., to discuss the federal government’s effort to keep Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes showed that public concern over the invasive fish cuts across many socio-economic groups. More than 150 people showed …

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