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Activists Say Michigan Needs More Protection from Invaders, Not Less

With the role of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in flux regarding regulation of foreign ships potentially carrying invasive species to the Great Lakes, activists argue now is not the time to be weakening the state’s protections. “That’s basically it,” said James Clift, policy director at the Michigan Environmental Council in Lansing. “At the moment, the current Coast Guard regulations have […]

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Get moving on the carp shield

U.S. Senators from Ohio and Michigan have rightfully implored the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to get moving on a solution to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes. It is quickly approaching the critical hour for saving the $7 billion Great Lakes fishing industry. Once the invaders make their way into the lakes, […]

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Latest Invasive Species Threats a Big Concern in the Lone Star State

Despite spending more than a decade and millions of dollars in the effort, Texas continues losing ground in what has evolved into a war of containment aimed against a pair of invading adversaries poising significant environmental, economic and recreational threats to the state’s inland waters. Earlier this month, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced documentation […]

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Keeping an Eye on the Tiger – New Invasive Trout Species found in the Teton River

Reintroduction of the Canadian gray wolf in Yellowstone National Park was considered a ecological victory for wildlife biologists in 1995 while other groups, including ranchers and big game outfitters, wondered why bringing an apex predator back after its elimination almost 70 earlier was a good thing. The recent presence of Tiger Trout in the Teton […]

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The Rise of Invasive Species Denialism

Recently, dozens of opinion articles have appeared in the media—and even in scientific journals—that deny the risks that invasive species pose to the environment. These arguments claim that the field of invasion biology is biased and unscientific. Anthony Ricciardi, professor in McGill’s School of Environment, is addressing this issue.  Click on the following two sentences to access the […]

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Senators Concerned About Delay in Finalizing Asian Carp Plan

Nearly a dozen U.S. senators, including Dick Durbin of Illinois, are speaking out about the latest delay in the finalization of a plan to keep invasive Asian carp out of the Great Lakes. Last week, 11 members of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force sent a letter to the head of the U.S. Army’s Civil Works division […]

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Two If By Sea – Invasion of the Granite State

Foreigners are threatening to take over New Hampshire. These unwelcome invaders have slipped in while state and local officials refused to put decent border protections in place, and are now soaking up scarce local resources that should be supporting New Hampshire natives. The threat is widespread, and growing. According to the New Hampshire Department of […]

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Humans at fault for many nuisance species spoiling state’s environment

We should have our hands slapped over some of the things we’ve done in this state by letting plants and animals run wild. Think about it: We now have tens of thousands, probably more, of exotics — axis deer, black bucks, fallows, oryx, etc. — throughout the Hill Country. And while they do offer some […]

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Survey shows Invasive Species affect Upstate New York Residents

Do invasive species affect the well-being and livelihood of people living in the region? A survey recently was conducted in the St. Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario region to help determine just that. It asked people whether they felt their well-being and livelihoods were being affected by invasive species in the region. The survey was placed […]

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