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Asian Carp

One Food Will Be Free At Taste, But Will Guests Be Brave Enough To Try It?

Posted 07.11.2012 | Chicago

Would controlling the growing Asian carp population be easier if they were tasty? That's part of the logic behind an initiative organized by the Il...

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.

'Green News Report' - May 15, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.15.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Ominous s...

'Green News Report' - May 10, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.10.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The deepe...

WATCH: An Invasive Species That's Threatening America's Rivers

Daniel Klein | Posted 07.08.2012 | Home
Daniel Klein

We met with a fisherman on the Peoria River who was tackling the very fish who could soon be invading your nearest river.

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 ...

Invasive Species Must Love This

AP | LISA RATHKE | Posted 06.29.2012 | Green

BETHEL, Vt. (AP) — Last year's hurricanes and flooding not only engulfed homes and carried away roads and bridges in hard-hit areas of the country, ...

'Green News Report' - March 20, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.20.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama moc...

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...

Feds Spend $50 Million To Fight This Bizarrely Destructive Force

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 04.24.2012 | Green

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Obama administration will spend $51.5 million this year to shield the Great Lakes from greedy Asian carp, including ...

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...

'Green News Report' - February 2, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.03.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. Listen online here, or Download MP...

What To Do With Invasive Species?

Daniel Klein | Posted 04.03.2012 | Home
Daniel Klein

If you havent heard, invasive species are huge these days: both in the consciousness of sustainable food fans, and in the way they are ruining everything we've come to love.

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...

PHOTOS: A Look At Invasive Species Threatening North America

The Huffington Post | Ashley Smith | Posted 01.25.2012 | Green

With the advent of globalization, people sometimes forget that it is often best for animal and plant species to remain in their original habitats. ...

Chicago River: President's Hometown Joke Underscores Choice Between Dead Zone or Clean Waterway Future

Henry Henderson | Posted 03.17.2012 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Given the withering and unfair attacks launched at the EPA from those who would undo the protections that Americans have come to rely on for their health and safety, it was good to see the President recently take a stand.

Reverse Effect: A Genius Solution to the Chicago River and Asian Carp From Jeanne Gang

Henry Henderson | Posted 01.04.2012 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

No single solution can be immediately deployed that will address the many ills of the Chicago River -- or those in most of our urban waterways. What is required is steady, thoughtful and determined work.

'Time Is Running Out For The Great Lakes'

AP | By JOHN FLESHER | Posted 12.27.2011 | Green

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Five states asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to hear their plea for quicker federal action to prevent Asian carp and ...

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...

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 ...

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.