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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...

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...

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 ...

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.

Court Won't Force Chicago To Close Shipping Locks To Fight Asian Carp

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 04.28.2012 | Chicago

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to order emergency measures that might prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great L...

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...

Reversal & Fortune -- A Fateful Anniversary

Debra Shore | Posted 03.21.2012 | Chicago
Debra Shore

Today we can ponder what our region might have been like had we not reversed the Chicago River. It's a puzzle we're grappling with now as we contemplate carp, climate change, and a livable city for the 21st century.

Asian Carp Anti-Hunger Program Launches In Illinois

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 11.22.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Asian carp may be a plankton-gobbling nuisance threatening the Great Lakes, but Illinois officials on Thursday expressed hope in chang...

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 ...

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.

No Asian Carp Found During Chicago-Area Hunt

AP | Posted 10.04.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Authorities hunting for Asian carp in waterways near Chicago say they didn't find any during four days of intensive monitoring. Crews...

Feds Step Up Hunt For Asian Carp Near Chicago

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 09.29.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Federal officials announced Friday that they will begin intensive monitoring of waterways near Lake Michigan next week after genetic m...

Water Samples Reveal Asian Carp DNA Near Lake Michigan

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 09.21.2011 | Green

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Two more samples taken from a waterway near Lake Michigan contained genetic material from invasive Asian carp, the U.S. A...

Scientists Defend Asian Carp Research Methods

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Scientists whose genetics-based research became a lightning rod in the debate over protecting the Great Lakes from Asian ...

Asian Carp Battle: Five States Make Final Pitches To Judge Over Chicago Shipping Locks

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The reliability of DNA testing suggesting Asian carp may already be in waterways near Lake Michigan was the focus of final arguments M...

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...

Michigan Attorney Calls Great Lakes Waterways A 'Carp Highway'

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Five states are asking a federal judge in Chicago to take emergency action to close two shipping locks and install barriers to prevent...