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Great Lakes Governors Join Forces to Battle Invasive Species

Roger Germann | Posted 07.05.2014 | Green
Roger Germann

For the first time ever, eight governors and two Canadian premiers -- separated by borders but connected by the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin -- signed a Mutual Aid Agreement to work together to fight aquatic invasive species such as Asian carp.

High Stakes of the Great Lakes: Invasive Species

Roger Germann | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green
Roger Germann

Although it might seem that this is a localized issue in one city or state, Asian carp affects each of the 42 million people living in the 140 communities around the Great Lakes Basin.

Saving The Great Lakes From Asian Carp Could Cost Billions

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

It's possible to stop the influx of Asian carp between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River. But it might take physical barriers separating the t...

New Year Brings New Recommendations for Great Lakes' Future

Roger Germann | Posted 03.05.2014 | Green
Roger Germann

Every year, millions welcome the start of the New Year as an opportunity to reflect and resolve. It seems fitting that we begin 2014 with our own version of resolutions that seek a shared result -- a healthy Great Lakes ecosystem for many new years to come.

Senators Urge Action On Asian Carp

The Huffington Post | Jared Gilmour | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

Senators from the Great Lakes region pressed the Army Corps of Engineers Wednesday to help Congress choose the best strategy in fighting invasive Asia...

Asian Carp DNA Found In Lake Michigan

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A water sample from Lake Michigan's Sturgeon Bay in Wisconsin has tested positive for DNA from invasive Asian carp, alth...

Asian Carp Reproducing In Great Lakes Watershed

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 10.29.2013 | Green

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Scientists said Monday they have for the first time documented that an Asian carp species has su...

Keep Invasive Fish Out Of Great Lakes With.. Love Potions?

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 09.23.2013 | Detroit

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A $50 million federal plan released Wednesday for keeping hungry Asian carp from reaching the valuable fish populations o...

Seeking a Permanent Solution to Keep Asian Carp Out of the Great Lakes

Roger Germann | Posted 08.12.2013 | Green
Roger Germann

If Asian carp enter the basin, they have the potential to devastate native fish species and alter our aquatic ecosystem, creating a ripple effect that could touch everyone who depends on this delicate web of life for water, food, and livelihoods.

Asian Carp May Have Invaded Great Lakes

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 04.05.2013 | Detroit

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- At least some Asian carp probably have found their way into the Great Lakes, but there's still time to stop the dreaded invade...

Bad News About Potential Great Lakes Invaders

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 03.20.2013 | Detroit

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Asian carp are reproducing in more places and under more varied conditions than experts had believed they could, yet another r...

Asian Carp: Feds' Slick PR Is Not the Solution

Henry Henderson | Posted 07.15.2012 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Last week must have looked like a dismal week for the folks overseeing the efforts to keep invasive Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.

Feds To Propose Asian Carp Fix.. Next Year

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 07.08.2012 | Detroit

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The Obama administration's promise Tuesday to quicken its search for a way to shield the Great Lakes from Asian carp and ...

Lawmaker: Want To Stop Asian Carp? Shoot 'Em

Posted 02.13.2012 | Chicago

As the Great Lakes region continues to look for ways to stop plankton-gobbling Asian Carp from infesting our lakes and rivers, the Illinois General As...

Should The U.S. Spend Billions To Protect Lakes, Rivers From Invasive Species?

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 03.31.2012 | Green

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Groups representing states and cities in the Great Lakes region on Tuesday proposed spending up to $9.5 billion on a mass...

Getting It Right in the Gopher State

Mark Biel | Posted 11.20.2011 | Chicago
Mark Biel

When it comes to the Asian carp debate, a long-running problem in the Great Lakes region is a laser-like focus on Chicago and its waterways. Minnesota has recently taken steps that should serve as an example.

Asian Carp DNA Detection Method Helpful, Researchers Say

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 11.10.2011 | Chicago

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Federal officials promised Friday to improve two crucial weapons in the fight to prevent Asian carp from invading the Gre...

Asian Carp Battle Rages On

AP | By JOHN FLESHER | Posted 11.02.2011 | Chicago

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Not quite 5 miles long, Jerome Creek winds through farmland and Pleasant Prairie, Wis., about 35 miles south of Milwaukee. In ...

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.

Grading Senator Kirk's Lake Michigan Report Card

Henry Henderson | Posted 10.15.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

While we could quibble with some of the letter grades assigned, Senator Kirk deserves much credit for putting together a valuable document that can help stimulate policy discussions about the health of the Great Lakes.

U.S. House May Vote To Close Chicago Locks Due To Asian Carp

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A showdown is brewing in Congress over whether to close shipping locks in the Chicago area in hopes of keeping the enviro...

Time to Quit "Carping" and Start Cooperating

Mark Biel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Biel

When stamping their feet didn't work, the close-the-locks crowd went to court.

Asian Carp: Not Quite the Action We Were Fishing For...

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

We have heard repeatedly from the carp team that the electric barrier erected by the Corps to shoo away the invaders, by shocking the water, is keeping the fish out. But evidence shows it doesn't really work.

Obama Administration To Step Up Great Lakes Carp Protections

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Federal officials promised a stepped-up fight Thursday to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes by better tracking their...

Asian Carp Will Have Nothing To Eat If They Reach Lake Michigan

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — If huge, hungry Asian carp reach Lake Michigan, their long-dreaded invasion may turn out to be less ferocious than once e...