Agencies Release $60M Plan For Asian Carp Detection, ControlGovernment agencies plan to spend nearly $60 million over the next two years in the battle to prevent invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, where scientists say they could unravel food chains and harm native fish.
Mississippi River Lock Closure Halts Popular Kayak TourOn Tuesday at 11:59 p.m., the Upper St. Anthony lock closed its doors for a final time. Last year, Congress ordered the lock closed to try to stop the northward spread of invasive Asian carp up the Mississippi.
Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock Closing To Stop Invasive CarpThe Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock will run its final cycle Tuesday night, costing Minneapolis its place as the head of navigation on the Mississippi River. Congress last year ordered the lock closed to try to stop the northward spread of invasive Asian carp up the Mississippi.
Lawmakers Seek Short-Term Action To Stop Asian Carp AdvanceMembers of Congress are calling for quick action at a crucial spot in the Chicago area to block Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.
Feds: Sampling Finds More Asian Carp DNA Near Lake MichiganA federal report says genetic markers of Asian carp are still showing up in Chicago-area waterways, which environmentalists say highlights the continuing threat that invasive fish will reach the Great Lakes.
Sonic Deterrent System Used To Fight Carp SpreadA group of University of Minnesota researchers are trying to prevent the spread of Asian Carp in the Mississippi River. They just installed a new sonic deterrent system at Lock and Dam 8 near Genoa, Wis. Five speakers were mounted that produce a very specific type of sound.
DNR: Mpls. Lock Closure ‘Step Forward’ In Halting Asian CarpThe Department of Natural Resources says a huge step forward was taken recently in the fight against Asian carp after President Barack Obama signed legislation to close the Upper St. Anthony Falls lock to boat traffic.
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Bill Would Close Lock To Block Invasive Carp The Upper St. Anthony Falls lock on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis would be closed to prevent invasive carp from spreading upstream under a measure headed for final congressional approval. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and other members of the state's congressional delegation announced Tuesday that the provision has been included in a conference committee's version of a water infrastructure bill.
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'Asian Carp' Gets A Makeover In Minn. Senate The term "Asian carp" has become endangered in Minnesota. The state Senate on Monday approved a measure that would rename the fish "invasive carp." It's a response to concern by some people that the current term casts people from Asian cultures in a negative light.
Professor: If We Want To Stop Asian Carp, We Need To Turn Up The VolumeResearchers at the University of Minnesota believe they've found an effective way to stop the spread of Asian Carp. The invasive species of fish has been moving north in the Mississippi River, posing a threat to Minnesota's rivers and lakes.