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No News and No Movement Is Good News in Asian Carp Debate

Mark Biel | Posted 05.19.2012 | Chicago
Mark Biel

Nobody wants to see the Asian carp spread further, but a solution won't be found in a courtroom. If we work collaboratively to protect the Great Lakes, everyone is better off.

Reversing The Chicago River Again? Asian Carp Threat Leaves Few Options

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 10.18.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The city was in a predicament. By the late 1800s, the slow-moving Chicago River had become a cesspool of sewage and factory pollution ...

One If by Land, Two If by Sea

Mark Biel | Posted 10.18.2011 | Chicago
Mark Biel

Asian carp alarmists have fixated on Chicago's waterways as the lone path for the fish to enter the Great Lakes. But recent discoveries of carp in Wisconsin and Iowa underscore that we cannot simply focus on aquatic pathways.

Where I Stand on Cleaning Up the Chicago River

Debra Shore | Posted 07.18.2011 | Chicago
Debra Shore

Dumping effluent that contains very high levels of bacteria and other pathogens into the Chicago and Calumet Rivers is not exactly best practice in wastewater treatment. It is clear that we can do better.

Asian Carp: Aldermen To Debate Whether To Close River Locks

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Some Chicago aldermen today are scheduled to debate whether the Chicago River locks should remain open. The river could be closed off from boats to ke...

Asian Carp: Chicago River May Face Closure As Boating Season Begins

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: The Army Corps of Engineers has responded to the Chicago Tribune article suggesting that it plans to close the locks. "We're not looking at an...