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Proposed EPA Ballast Rules Too Weak to Protect Great Lakes from Invasive Species

Year after year, the Great Lakes are being threatened by invasive species — with the silent intruders often getting a free ride in the ballast water of ocean going vessels. …

Groups Call on EPA to End Harmful Shipping Practices

There are many reasons to hate the ‘80s: Big hair, bad music and acid-washed jeans. The 1980s were also a notoriously bad decade for the Great Lakes. That’s when ocean …

Update: House of Representatives approves bill allowing more invasive species in Great Lakes

The U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 4 approved legislation that would leave the Great Lakes and other U.S. waters vulnerable to invasive species that live in ocean freighters’ ballast …

Motion maps track spread of Asian carp and invasive mussels

Motion maps of Asian carp and invasive mussels’ spread  across the U.S created by NWF and the U.S. Geological Survey dramatize as never before their meteoric invasion.  Watch Asian carp spread across the …

Video – Feds can and should move faster on Asian…

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

Help Protect Wildlife Threatened by Alien Invasion

For centuries, America’s wildlife and wild places have been under threat from the ongoing introduction of non-native plant and animal species into our country’s ecosystems. As one example, back in …

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