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Members of Congress want faster action to stop Asian carp

posted on November 6, 2015 at 4:59 PM

Members of Congress are prodding federal officials to work faster on technological roadblocks that would prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes through Chicago-area waterways. Full Story

Experts urge cautious approach on Great Lakes fish farming

posted on October 30, 2015 at 11:16 AM

If Michigan allows commercial fish farming in the Great Lakes, the industry should begin on a small and experimental scale to enable careful monitoring of the effect on the environment and wild fish populations, scientists said in a report to state... Full Story

Senators Want Ban on Vessel Shipments of Oil on Great Lakes

posted on September 25, 2015 at 6:01 PM

Michigan's U.S. senators are calling for a ban on shipments of crude oil by vessels on the Great Lakes. Full Story

Lawmakers want programs to curb Great Lakes farm pollution

posted on July 24, 2015 at 2:06 PM

Two members of Congress from Michigan plan to introduce legislation encouraging Great Lakes states to develop programs that reduce risk of pollution that causes harmful algae blooms. Full Story

Lawmakers seek short-term action to stop Asian carp advance

posted on February 27, 2015 at 2:51 PM

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Members of Congress are calling for quick action at a crucial spot in the Chicago area to block Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. Full Story

Some Gray Wolves to be Returned to Endangered List

posted on December 24, 2014 at 3:48 PM

A federal judge on Friday threw out an Obama administration decision to remove gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region from the endangered species list — a decision that will ban further wolf hunting and trapping in three states. Full Story

Indiana Berm to Block Asian Carp from Lake Erie

posted on September 18, 2014 at 2:33 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Work could start this fall on building a nearly 2 mile-long earthen berm through a northeastern Indiana marsh considered a possible pathway for Asian carp to reach the Great Lakes. Full Story

Administration proposes updated Great Lakes plan

posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:10 PM

The Obama administration is proposing an updated blueprint for Great Lakes environmental restoration that puts greater emphasis on climate change and using science to select projects and measure their effectiveness. Full Story

Great Lakes levels rise, but slump hasn't ended

posted on November 22, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Abundant rain and snowfall have given the Great Lakes a boost this year, but it's too early to declare an end to slumping water levels that have plagued the inland seas since the late 1990s and made life miserable for cargo shippers and marina... Full Story

Large Asian carp found in lake near Lake Michigan

posted on September 20, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Members of Congress say the recent discovery of a large Asian carp near Lake Michigan underscores the need to separate the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds in the Chicago area. Full Story

Great Lakes program inspires rare bipartisanship

posted on September 13, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Nowhere has the fervor to cut government down to size been more dramatically on display than in the industrial Midwest. Republicans have seized control of statehouses across the traditional battleground region, where they've slashed budgets with a... Full Story

Feds Update Plan To Protect Great Lakes From Carp

posted on July 26, 2013 at 3:32 PM

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal plan for keeping hungry Asian carp from reaching the valuable fish populations of the Great Lakes calls for reinforcing electrical and other barriers currently in place and for field-testing other... Full Story

Advocates say spending cuts would hurt Great Lakes

posted on November 19, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Environmental activists say federal programs designed to protect and clean up the Great Lakes will take a big hit if Congress and President Barack Obama don't reach a budget deal soon. Full Story

Farmers Still Checking for Damage from Cold Snap

posted on March 30, 2012 at 10:33 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Fruit plants budding and blooming weeks earlier than usual were damaged by frigid temperatures this week, but farmers in the Great Lakes and Northeast say they're still assessing the toll and some crop loss won't be apparent... Full Story

Underwater cannon may help protect Great Lakes

posted on December 30, 2011 at 3:08 PM

Scientists struggling to protect native Great Lakes fish from a greedy predator called the round goby are taking a page from the playbook of stores that pipe classical music through loudspeakers to chase away loitering teens. Full Story

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