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Amphibious planes pose dilemma in Montana’s anti-AIS effort

As the battle to prevent aquatic invasive species moves forward, what to do about sea planes may be the next issue on the horizon. Sea planes, or those that only land or take off on water, pose a particular problem: how to regulate them? “We’re trying to figure it out,” said Caryn Miske, executive director […]

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Minnesota follows Wyoming in Using Solar-Powered Invasive Species Cleaning Stations

In Minnesota, there’s a new weapon in the fight against aquatic invasive species — and it’s made in Minnesota.  While this is a breakthrough that harnesses the power of the sun, Minnesota follows Wyoming in helping to conserve the environment and reduce the footprint of outdoor recreation.  In 2006, Wyoming started using solar-powered pressure washers […]

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One dead Asian carp is no reason for $275M project

We can agree on this: The Asian carp found in June nine miles from Lake Michigan is dead. An autopsy report released Friday showed that fish had spent most of its life below the electric barriers designed to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes system. The conclusions reached by some environmental groups are […]

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Pressure grows in BC over mussels

B.C.’s new NDP government is being told to get tough with invasive species. The Regional District of North Okanagan wants to meet with the forests and environment ministers to discuss the potential arrival of quagga and zebra mussels in local lakes. “They should be made aware of the issue because they’re new to the portfolio,” […]

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Asian carp found past electric barrier grew up in central Illinois

A necropsy (basically an autopsy for a fish) of the eight-pound Asian carp found just nine miles from the Great Lakes is finished. It shows that the fish was born and raised in central Illinois; proof for some that the barrier isn’t strong enough. “The live silver carp that was found just nine miles from Lake […]

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Zebra mussels found in Lake Austin

State scientists have found invasive zebra mussels in Lake Austin, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced Thursday. The discovery comes less than two months after the small striped creatures — which have caused billions of dollars in damage across the country — were discovered in Lake Travis, just above Lake Austin.   Click on the following […]

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Keeping Carp out of the Great Lakes: Who Pays?

How deep are the federal coffers when it comes to funding for the Great Lakes? The region will find out over the next few years. There are significant requests for federal funding brewing in addition to the annual request for $300 million to restore the lakes. The $300 million for restoration is on the cusp […]

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Illinois’ Rauner admin fighting Asian carp plan

Though some details are in flux, the fight pits Rauner against the state’s powerful green lobby, including the Environmental Law & Policy Center, the National Resources Defense Council and the Sierra Club. Those environmental groups are lined up with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which last week released a much-anticipated report concluding that the […]

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Wyoming Cautions Boaters to Get AIS Inspection before Eclipse-Viewing from Lakes

To enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime-experience, boaters can prepare by making sure their boats are ready to launch with an aquatic invasive species (AIS) decal and inspection as well as safety equipment. Some of the most popular boating destinations in Wyoming lie in the path of the total solar eclipse that will be visible on Aug. 21. […]

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