Five states are moving forward with a lawsuit against the federal government demanding steps to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, despite recent congressional action, the Michigan attorney general’s office said Thursday.
Michigan authorities have charged a man with 12 counts of selling live Asian carp in violation of a state law meant to prevent the spread of invasive species.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is creating a board to help federal agencies carry out two Great Lakes protection programs.
The Canadian government says it will spend $17.5 million over the next five years to help prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.
Two members of Congress say an electric barrier system near Chicago meant to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes had a 13-minute power outage.
In a Duluth hotel room, Kris McNeil and Zach Chase spread out the maps and gear on their beds. From dried foods and a first aid kit, to a book on speaking French, all are crucial items to guide them the next three months.
The Obama administration and five states have reached an agreement to speed up approval of offshore wind farms in the Great Lakes, which have been delayed by cost concerns and public opposition.
The Obama administration will spend $51.5 million this year to shield the Great Lakes from greedy Asian carp, including first-time water sampling to determine whether the destructive fish have established a foothold in the lakes, officials said Thursday.
Environmental groups say they may renew a legal battle if the federal government doesn’t toughen proposed regulations of ship ballast water that has brought invasive species such as zebra mussels to the Great Lakes.
President Barack Obama’s proposed budget for next year includes $31 million for dredging commercial harbors and navigation channels in the Great Lakes.
The U.S. Coast Guard has begun ice breaking operations in response to colder temperatures and ice growth in the western Great Lakes region.
The MacArthur Lock is closing for the winter as the Great Lakes shipping season winds down.
Five states asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to hear their plea for quicker federal action to prevent Asian carp and other invasive species from moving between the Great Lakes and Mississippi river watersheds.
A report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers are cutting back significantly on the amount of soil and nutrients eroding from fields to the Great Lakes and neighboring waterways.
Environmental Protection Agency chief Lisa Jackson says the Obama administration will target nine polluted harbors for accelerated cleanups under a program to heal the ailing Great Lakes.
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