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New rules issued for aquatic invasive species in New Mexico

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has now created new rules to help combat the spread of invasive species in New Mexico. The changes include: Watercraft owners are required to stop at an inspection station whenever one is set up and in operation. Mandatory inspection and, if necessary, decontamination is required of all […]

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Leaders meet with Congressional Boating Caucus

Boating industry leaders held briefings last week on Capitol Hill in conjunction with the Congressional Boating Caucus. Titled “Boating Safety and Infrastructure,” the briefings focused on issues ranging from dredging the Intracoastal Waterway and engine cutoff devices to aquatic invasive species and public-private partnerships with marinas.  Click on the following sentence to access the full […]

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Health, environmental officials optimistic about Lake Erie

Last year, a bolstered response strategy to address damaging accumulation/population of algal blooms was coordinated by three joint Ohio health and environmental agencies — the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Ohio Department of Health. Dubbed “Know Before You Go,” the strategy alerted people to the bloom’s hazardous and potentially toxic effects. Ohio’s […]

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Pressure mounts for release of federal report after discovery of Asian carp

Illinois officials remain on high alert, following the discovery of an Asian carp caught in late June on the wrong side of electric barriers built near Chicago to keep the invasive species from entering Lake Michigan. The discovery of the fish in the Calumet River, nine miles from Lake Michigan, comes as federal and state officials […]

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Illinois Researching Silver Carp

The state of Illinois is doing detective work on a single Asian carp found north of the barrier designed to keep the fish out of the Great Lakes. Illinois researchers and wildlife managers are waiting for the results of an autopsy on the silver carp caught north of the electric barrier designed to keep carp […]

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GLRI funding safe for now, but environmentalists concerned that Trump policies threaten Great Lakes

Funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative appears to be safe through 2018, despite calls from the White House to eliminate it. But an environmental law expert and Traverse City environmental nonprofit director fear other proposals from the Trump administration and federal lawmakers could hurt the Great Lakes’ environmental health. Trump’s budget proposal called for […]

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CSK Tribes Hire New Invasives Director

A new director has been named to help with preventative measures against invasive mussel species in Flathead Lake, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have announced. The Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation has announced the new hire of Erik Hanson as Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator, according to a press release from the tribes’ […]

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Driven by the Global Capitalist Economy, an Era of ‘Biological Annihilation’ Has Arrived

The extinction of animal life is exacerbated, if not driven, by human activities centered around a profit-driven global economic system. According to the first global analysis of its kind, animal populations and biodiversity are precipitously declining in a mass extinction crisis far more severe than previously thought. The continuation of current trends, according to researchers, […]

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