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Asian Carp -- On the Docket in D.C. and Chicago; On the Menu in Michigan

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Federal judge rejects Asian carp injunction as Congress passes a ban on their import.

Asian Carp Capture Renews Fears of Great Lakes Invasion

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A 20-pound fish netted six miles from Lake Michigan has reignited the debate over closing off Chicago-area locks to protect the region’s sportfishing industry.

BP Oil Spill Grows, Threatens Region’s Marshlands

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The worst oil leak in U.S. history and is now compromising the existence of wildlife in Louisiana's marshlands.

Milwaukee-area Community Seeks to Tap Lake Michigan for Drinking Water

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While Waukesha's request is the first major test of the Great Lakes Compact, the county supervisor opposes the plan.

Block Those Flying Fish: Great Lakes Politicians Pressure Illinois, Washington on Asian Carp

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Michigan’s Attorney General and U.S. Representative Camp host a rally.

Supreme Court Declines To Wade Into Asian Carp Fight, Worrying Great Lakes Governors

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DNA tests indicate the invasive species may already have entered Lake Michigan.

Asian Carp Knocking at the Great Lakes’ Door; Michigan Attorney General Seeks To Slam It Shut

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New threat reopens century-old legal battle over diversion of Great Lakes.

In the Mississippi Delta, No Choice but to Drown

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mississippi_river A new study in Monday's issue of Nature Geoscience reports "significant" drowning of the Mississippi River delta is "inevitable"

World's Largest Rivers Are Losing Water, New Study Says

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One-third of the 925 rivers analyzed from 1948 to 2004 have showed “significant changes” in water levels.

Runaway Runoff: New Report Urges Better Monitoring of Mississippi River

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WASHINGTON -- While a multivitamin a day may keep the doctor…

EPA says 'no' to pumps in Mississippi River wetlands

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WASHINGTON - The U.S. Corps of Army Engineers is proposing to…

Oil Tanker Spills 420,000 Gallons into Mississippi River

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Coast Guard officials have acted quickly to close down 29 miles of the Mississippi River near New Orleans.