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All Roads Lead to the Great Lakes: How Invasive Species Get Here & Ways You Can Help

Roger Germann | Posted 04.29.2015 | Green
Roger Germann

For anglers, sometimes bait is the key to a catch, but did you ever stop to think that your bait could become an invader?

Helping The Planet, And Your Appetite, By Dining On Invasive Species

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 12.20.2014 | Green

Asian Carp If You Can't Beat 'Em, Eat 'Em » ...

Nick Visser

Eat The Enemy: The Delicious Solution To Menacing Asian Carp | Nick Visser | Posted 12.15.2014 | Green

This story is part of "Eat The Enemy," a HuffPost series on edible invasive species, non-native plants and animals you can help contain from the comfo...

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.

Minnesota Lawmakers Consider Renaming Fish To Avoid Offending People

AP | By MIKE CRONIN | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The troublesome fish currently known as Asian carp may get a new name in Minnesota over concern that the current one casts pe...

Great Lakes Day: Advocating in DC for Great Lakes Protection

Roger Germann | Posted 05.19.2014 | Green
Roger Germann

In a show of solidarity, something not often seen in Washington D.C., the Great Lakes Commission passed four resolutions, with Asian carp at the top of the list.

National Invasive Species Awareness Week: Five Ways You Can Keep the Lakes Great

Roger Germann | Posted 04.29.2014 | Green
Roger Germann

This week we recognize National Invasive Species Awareness Week and with Lake Michigan in the Shedd Aquarium's backyard, protecting the Great Lakes is an issue that literally is near to our heart -- so what better time to get involved?

Invasive Species Attack Is An Opportunity For Chicago

Henry Henderson | Posted 04.07.2014 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

If you are serious about stopping the movement of invasive species between North America's greatest freshwater systems via our town's rivers and canals, you have to build a physical barrier.

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.

Enemy at the Gates: Asian Carp Breeding in Great Lakes Watershed

OnEarth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Jason Bittel, OnEarthFifty years ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service imported a species of Asian carp to Arkansas as part of an initiative to c...

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.

Preventing Invasives Key to Great Lakes Ecology and Economy

Mark Tercek | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

Organisms like zebra mussels enter lakes and waterways through commercial shipping and recreational boating. Other species, like Asian carp, are imported without considering the potential risks and are introduced to the ecosystem.

Dem Gov Offers Potential Breakthrough In Longstanding Dispute

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn said Saturday that separating the Great Lakes and Mississippi River systems is the "ultimate so...

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...

Over the Cliff: Not a Happy New Year for Illinois' Environment

Jack Darin | Posted 12.29.2012 | Green
Jack Darin

Past the cliff comes what, the abyss? Wherever the metaphors and rhetoric are headed as the stalemate in Congress continues, here in the real world the stakes are high for our health and the quality of our land, air and water.

David Lohr

FAIL: Fish Scares The Carp Out Of TV Reporter | David Lohr | Posted 12.10.2012 | Weird News

The online bio for Carley Gordon of Channel 4 News in Nashville says the Arkansas native is not afraid of "dirt, sweat or hard work, especially if it ...

Battling Asian Carp With Swords And Football Helmets

Posted 09.24.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Melissa Breyer: One of the more vexing of invasive species, Asian carp were imported into the Southern United States t...

Research Remains Murky On Danger Of Asian Carp Invasion

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 09.11.2012 | Chicago

HAVANA, Ill. — As scientists aboard a research boat activate an electric current, the calm Illinois River transforms into a roiling, silvery mas...