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Science Says Asian Carp Are a Serious Threat to the Great Lakes

Sen. Debbie Stabenow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sen. Debbie Stabenow

Scientists call Asian carp the "greatest immediate threat to the Great Lakes." We have an obligation to listen to the facts and act with urgency to do everything in our power to stop this grave threat to our Great Lakes ecosystem.

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...

Colbert's 'Thought For Food' Tackles 'Kentucky Tuna', Competitive Eating, Excessive Sandwiches

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Stephen Colbert presented a "Thought For Food" segment last night, touching on hot food issues of the day: obesity, Asian carp, last weekend's Coney I...

Obama: Hope for Black Children

Christine James-Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Christine James-Brown

It's been a time of growing black wealth and influence; an era that saw an African-American man elected president of the world's most powerful nation. With so much progress, why are so many black children still in foster care?

Asian Carp Now Spawning in Indiana and Threaten Lake Erie: Fish and Fatalism Flourish

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Those Asian carp are certainly determined and energetic. Every time it seems like we might be getting them bottled up and rebuff their efforts to enter the Great Lakes, they pop up somewhere else.

"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."

Green News Report: June 24, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The cap comes off, but is now back on; The moratorium is off, but may soon be back on.

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.

WATCH: Mike Quigley Gets To Know His District By Hauling Trash, Serving Hot Dogs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois's 5th Congressional District has a history of colorful representatives. In recent years it has elected famous firebrand Rahm Emanuel and the ...

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.

Green News Report -- February 18, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Wacky weather Down Under; San Francisco's fog of change; Permafrost shifts North ... PLUS: GOP g...

Green News Report -- February 16, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Buh-bye, Evan Bayh; Supertrains for China, not so much for the U.S.; Freeways cause heart attacks;...

LIVEBLOG: Public Meeting on Asian Carp Threat to Great Lakes

Scott Dodd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Scott Dodd

Federal officials want to assure the public that they're serious about stopping the dreaded Asian carp from infesting the Great Lakes and destroying i...

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...

Michigan Mach II: Interesting Asian Carp Info for the Supreme Court

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

The carp are a symptom of a larger problem: aging, dated infrastructure that no longer does what it was intended to do very well.