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Great Lakes Commission Discusses Important Regional Issues at Semi-Annual Meeting in Washington

Roger Germann | Posted 03.17.2016 | Green
Roger Germann

Photo by Great Lakes Commission (@GLCommission) Shedd Aquarium had several of our team members in Washington at the end of February, all working towa...

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...

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: 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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

As Election Buzz Cools Down, Will Asian Carp Debate Heat Up?

Mark Biel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Biel

We know where our newly elected officials stand on the major issues. But Americans are more interested in regional ones. How will new arrivals in the Great Lakes tackle the Asian carp debate?

Asian Carp: Quinn Says Illinois Should Export To China

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The state of Illinois is partnering with a Chinese business and an Illinois fishery to export up to 30 million pounds of Asian carp by the end of next...

"Game Changing" Carp Capture Spurs Leadership

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Sen. Dick Durbin spoke in Chicago on Friday afternoon to address the ongoing Asian carp issue, stating that the capture of a live Asian Carp beyond all locks and barriers to Lake Michigan is a "wake up alarm."

Asian Carp: Final Supreme Court Showdown Set For April 16

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Stung by a second rejection from the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in the Asian carp debate and force Illinois to close Chicago-area shipping locks,...

Asian Carp Crisis: As Battle Continues, 2,000 Gallons Of Poison Dumped In River

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The battle against the invasive Asian carp continues today. Thousands of gallons of a toxic chemical will be dumped in a river to kill all fish near L...

Could Fighting Asian Carp Bring Cash To Illinois?

Chicago News Cooperative | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Proposals to block Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes have largely focused on the costs and inconvenience of closing off Chicago-area waterways ...

Asian Carp: White House Summit Begins Week Of Activity

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A week of activity on the impending Asian carp crisis kicks off Monday with a meeting at the White House. Nancy Sutley, the president's top environme...

Asian Carp: Michigan Asks Supreme Court To Intervene Again

Chicago Breaking News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Michigan's Attorney General today filed a motion with the U.S. Supreme Court, again asking the judges to force closure of locks and dams in Chicago-ar...

Massive Fish Kill A Last-Ditch Effort To Keep Asian Carp Out Of Great Lakes

Chicago Sun-Times | KARA SPAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois Natural Resources Department is directing the state's largest fish kill Wednesday on a nearly six-mile stretch of the Chicago Sanitary an...

Last-Ditch Asian Carp Poisoning Set To Begin

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Government officials plan to exterminate all fish living in a five mile stretch of a western suburban canal this week....