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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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Experts Testifying About Asian Carp Threat

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Five Great Lakes states are suing the federal government to force closing of Chicago-area shipping locks as a last-ditch effort to keep the invasive s...

Hog-Tying Michiganders in the Debate Over Asian Carp

Mark Biel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Biel

If we approach the Asian carp issue the same way groups in Michigan have approached the wild boar issue, we would be in a much different (and better) place than we are now.

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...

Asian Carp and the Orkin Man: Let's Speed Up Solutions

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

The carp capture affirms the cutting-edge science that has pointed to the invasive fish infesting our waterways. It´s time to stop arguing about whether we have a problem and start focusing on a solution.

Asian Carp: Closing Locks Would Cost Illinois $4.7 Billion, Chamber Of Commerce Projects

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An economic impact study commissioned the by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce projects the cost of closing Chicago-area navigational locks to shipping...

Asian Carp: Big River Fish To Export Carp To Chinese Markets

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There's been plenty of concern about the invasive Asian carp making its way into Lake Michigan. The Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Congress and the...

Asian Carp: Science and the Inference of the Unseen

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

This week the Supreme Court again rejected Michigan's bid to close the locks on Chicago's waterways.

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...

Asian Carp: Supreme Court To Reconsider Action

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Supreme Court justices are again expected to take up the Asian carp issue behind closed doors today, considering a second appeal from Michigan officia...

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: 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...

Apologies to Rube Goldberg

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

The Army Corps of Engineers is concerned that the Asian carp fence is now potentially threatening the public health and safety by sending dangerous levels of electricity into the surrounding landscape.

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...

Asian Carp Summit: Durbin Asks Congress For $20 Million

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With concern mounting about the invasive Asian carp, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin and Representative Judy Biggert led a bipartisan forum on the subjec...

Asian Carp: Michigan Rep. Introduces Bill To Force Action In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Following last week's Supreme Court decision not to force action on the Asian carp migration, Rep. Dave Camp of Michigan introduced legislation Wednes...