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feedback sought on plan to keep asian carp from great lakes


federal officials are hosting three public meetings this week to get feedback on a plan to prevent asian carp from slipping into the great lakes and threatening native fish species.






feedback sought on plan to keep asian carp from great lakes


muskegon, mich. (ap) — federal officials are hosting three public meetings this week to get feedback on a plan to prevent asian carp from slipping into the great lakes and threatening native fish species. the u.s. army corps of engineers released a proposal in august to block the invasive fish at a lock-and-dam complex in […]






study: gr carp have invaded 3 of the great lakes, including lake michigan


invasive gr carp have reached three of the great lakes and pose a significant environmental risk there, but time remains to prevent them from getting out of hand, according to a scientific analysis released friday. the voracious gr carp is among four asian carp species threatening to reach...






they're voracious, nonnative and getting closer to the great lakes. latest asian


a commercial fisherman pulled a live asian carp out of a northern illinois river last week about 9 miles from lake michigan, prompting a furious dragnet to determine whether more of the voracious fish have evaded electric barriers designed to keep them out of the great lakes. the alarming discovery...






live asian carp discovered just nine miles from lake michigan


a live asian carp has been discovered in a chicago waterway about nine miles from lake michigan — well beyond an electric barrier network designed to prevent the invasive fish that have infested the mississippi river system from reaching the great lakes, officials said friday. the silver carp was...






members of congress urge trump to release asian carp report


three members of congress are urging president donald trump to break a logjam on preventing asian carp from invading the great lakes.






michigan to offer prize in fight against invasive asian carp


faced with the threat that asian carp could enter the great lakes, michigan is turning to the public for new ideas and plans to offer a prize to whoever comes up with a way to stop the voracious fish.






live asian carp discovered in calumet river just 9 miles from lake michigan


a live asian carp has been discovered in a chicago waterway about nine miles from lake michigan — well beyond an electric barrier network designed to prevent the invasive fish that have infested the mississippi river system from reaching the great lakes, officials said friday. the silver carp was...






apnewsbreak: live asian carp discovered near lake michigan


traverse city, mich. (ap) — a live asian carp has been discovered in a chicago waterway about nine miles from lake michigan — well beyond an electric barrier network designed to prevent the invasive fish that have infested the mississippi river system from reaching the great lakes, officials said friday. the silver carp was 28 […]






members of congress urge trump to release asian carp report


traverse city, mich. (ap) — three members of congress are urging president donald trump to break a logjam on preventing asian carp from invading the great lakes. the u.s. army corps of engineers was scheduled this week to release a draft report on strengthening defenses against the carp at a lock-and-dam complex near chicago. instead, […]






asian carp discovered close to lake michigan as trump pushes budget cuts


a commercial fisherman pulled a live asian carp out of the calumet river this week about 9 miles from lake michigan, prompting a furious dragnet to determine if more of the voracious fish have evaded electric barriers designed to keep them out of the great lakes. the alarming discovery of an 8-pound,...






apnewsbreak: live asian carp discovered near lake michigan


a live asian carp has been discovered in a chicago waterway about nine miles from lake michigan — well beyond an electric barrier network designed to prevent the invasive fish that have infested the mississippi river system from reaching the great lakes, officials said friday.






michigan to offer prize in fight against invasive asian carp


lansing, mich. (ap) — faced with the threat that asian carp could enter the great lakes, michigan is turning to the public for new ideas and plans to offer a prize to whoever comes up with a way to stop the voracious fish. michigan’s global search challenge comes after the u.s. government and others have […]






search of chicago waterway turns up no additional asian carp so far


officials say an intensive search so far has turned up no additional asian carp in a chicago-area waterway system where one of the invasive fish recently was found. the discovery of a live silver carp june 22 in the calumet river, about 9 miles from lake michigan raised fears that asian carp might...






search of chicago waterway turns up no asian carp so far


chicago (ap) — officials say an intensive search so far has turned up no additional asian carp in a chicago-area waterway system where one of the invasive fish recently was found. the discovery of a live silver carp june 22 about 9 miles (14 kilometers) from lake michigan raised fears that asian carp might be […]






protecting lake michigan while protecting illinois taxpayers


no one has a bigger stake in the fight to keep asian carp and other aquatic invasive species out of the great lakes than the state of illinois. for the last 25 years, under each succeeding administration, the illinois department of natural resources has worked in partnership with other state and...






search turns up no additional asian carp in chicago waterway


traverse city, mich. (ap) — officials say no additional asian carp have turned up in the chicago waterway where the recent discovery of an adult male carp triggered an intensive search. federal and state agencies hired commercial crews to comb the area after a fisherman landed the fish on chicago’s south side on june 22, […]






great lakes mayors warn against cut to ecological initiative


milwaukee (ap) — a group representing great lakes region mayors in the u.s. and canada is sounding the alarm against potentially drastic cuts to an ecological recovery initiative for the great lakes. the trump administration’s potential cuts to the great lakes restoration initiative were reported by the detroit free press last week. they would slash […]






great lakes conference expected to draw 1,000 to detroit


about 1,000 researchers and others plan to gather in detroit this week for an international conference focused on the great lakes.






dna from 2 michigan rivers show no signs of asian carp


lansing, mich. (ap) — state officials are reporting that environmental dna samples from two rivers in southwestern michigan show no signs of asian carp. the michigan department of natural resources says friday that none of the 260 samples collected may 1 from the st. joseph and kalamazoo rivers indicate the presence of genetic material for […]






house panel to consider bill preserving great lakes cleanup


congressional budget writers are proposing to overrule president donald trump's call for eliminating a program that funds great lakes cleanup efforts. a house appropriations subcommittee is scheduled to consider a bill wednesday that includes $300 million for the great lakes restoration initiative....






great lakes mayors warn against trump's potentially drastic cuts to ecological i


a group representing great lakes region mayors in the u.s. and canada is sounding the alarm against potentially drastic cuts to an ecological recovery initiative for the great lakes. the trump administration's potential cuts to the great lakes restoration initiative were reported by the detroit...






in effort to stop asian carp, corps adjusts water flow at mississippi lock near


university of minnesota expert on the invasive fish has guided army corps’ work. lock and dam is first on the mississippi to be adjusted to prevent carp's passage.






officials: live asian carp discovered 9 miles from lake michigan, beyond electri


traverse city, mich. (ap) — officials: live asian carp discovered 9 miles from lake michigan, beyond electric barrier designed to stop invasive fish.






great lakes levels expected to be highest in decades


detroit (ap) — a wet spring season has experts predicting that summer water levels for the great lakes could be higher than normal and above last year’s mark through early fall. the great lakes hydraulics and hydrology office at the u.s. army corps of engineers’ detroit district announced monday in its six-month water level forecast […]






$20m federal grant supports new great lakes research center


the university of michigan is establishing a research institute focused on sustainable management of the great lakes.






volunteers prepare for annual great lakes beach cleanups


volunteer groups are preparing to take part in cleanups of great lakes beaches.






great lakes shipping season off to a solid start


a winter with less ice meant shipping out of duluth and superior and across the great lakes saw upsurge over last year.






trump seeks elimination of great lakes restoration funding


president donald trump wants to eliminate federal support of a program that addresses the great lakes' most pressing environmental threats.






great lakes levels expected to be highest in decades


a wet spring season has experts predicting that summer water levels for the great lakes could be higher than normal and above last year's mark through early fall.






coast guard along great lakes seeing increase in hoax calls


cleveland (ap) — u.s. coast guard stations that watch over the great lakes say they’re seeing a huge jump in fake distress calls. the coast guard says more than 160 hoax calls have been made across the great lakes so far this year. that’s nearly triple the number they had at this time last year. […]






invasive aquatic weed, starry stonewort, creeps across great lakes region


an aquatic weed is creeping across the great lakes region that grows really fast and is very hard to kill. scientists don't know a lot yet about starry stonewort, but they're hurrying to find out more. the plant, which forms dense surface mats in lakes, first turned up in north america in 1978...






house panel to consider bill preserving great lakes cleanup


congressional budget writers are proposing to overrule president donald trump's call for eliminating a program that funds great lakes cleanup efforts.






great lakes fund has aided ohio’s algae fight, river cleanup


toledo, ohio (ap) — a great lakes cleanup program that may be on the trump administration’s chopping block has plunked money into fighting lake erie’s toxic algae and putting new life into ohio’s polluted rivers. the great lakes restoration initiative also has spent millions on cleaning up beaches and restoring wetlands that filter pollutants along […]






spying on suckers: volunteers track migrations of native great lakes fish


great lakes fish stories can be downright scary. pollution dumped by industries and cities make some fish unsafe to eat. invasive species spread by cargo ships decimate yellow perch, lake trout and other native fish. warmer water in a changing climate triggers algae blooms that create oxygen-depleting,...