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Great Lakes Invasive Carp Challenge sponsored by the Michigan DNR

“Invasive carp pose a serious and growing threat to the economy and ecology of our Great Lakes,” Snyder said. “The Invasive Carp Challenge will tap into the creativity and expertise of the entrepreneurial community to find the best ways to protect Michigan’s most prized natural resource.”  Check on the following links to access the challenge […]

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Report to list options for strengthening Asian carp defenses

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to release a draft report on possible measures at a crucial site in Illinois that could prevent invasive Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan. The report due out Monday is expected to list options for upgrading the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet. The complex is […]

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Asian carp could decimate the Great Lakes, and time is running out

The Great Lakes, which contain about a fifth of the world’s fresh water, were landlocked until the Erie Canal opened in 1825, allowing in predators like the sea lamprey that sucks the blood from native lake trout. More than 180 other invasive species made their way to the Great Lakes through canals and the St. Lawrence Seaway including alewives, which eat lake trout eggs and baby trout, […]

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Don’t toss minnows back in the water

I never thought much about it. At the end of every fishing trip, I’ve always carried the minnow bucket to the water’s edge and dumped all of our unused minnows back into the lake. I figured I would let the little critters live a while longer. I mean if they’ve survived the rigors of my […]

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Noise, more electric barriers proposed to stop Asian carp in Great Lakes region

A long-awaited report held up by the Trump administration and set to be released Monday will tentatively recommend using noise, more electric barriers, water jets and other means to stop the spread of Asian carp in the Great Lakes region. While the so-called Brandon Road Report itself will not be released until Monday, a copy of […]

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Major Milestone in Testing Invasive Zebra and Quagga Mussel Treatment under Large-Scale Open Water Conditions

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ:MBII) (MBI) a leading provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for agriculture, turf, ornamental and water treatment markets, in conjuction with several other organizations, hosted the Great Lakes Restoration Information Fair today at North Central Michigan College in Petoskey, MI. The focus of the event was to bring […]

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Tougher Invasive Species Regulations Considered for Montana’s Flathead Lake

Boaters in the Flathead Basin may see some significant changes next season. A new set of regulations aimed at preventing the spread of invasive mussels next year are now being drafted. The proposed regulations would require all boats to be inspected before they launch, set up a sticker for boats that only launch in Flathead and Swan […]

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‘Invasive’ species have been around much longer than believed

The DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Palaeoscience funded researchers based in the School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies and in the Evolutionary Studies Institute of the University of the Witwatersrand have used fossil pollen records to solve an on-going debate regarding invasive plant species in eastern Lesotho. Their study, Chrysocoma ciliata L. (Asteraceae) in the Lesotho […]

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