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U.S. Congress to Get Asian Carp Solutions by 2013, Two Years Ahead of Schedule

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking steps to speed up…

Third Time's Not A Charm: U.S. Supreme Court Again Denies Request to Stop Asian Carp

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The Supreme Court denied a request by five states that were calling for immediate action to stop invasive Asian carp from infiltrating the Great Lakes. This is the third time that the court has denied an injunction for the Asian carp case.
Asian Carp Barrier Map

Study Outlines Plans to Stop Asian Carp at Chicago

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Three proposals for separating the Great Lakes from the Mississippi…

Advance of the Invader: Asian Carp Continue March to Northern Waters

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Live carp have been found in North Dakota and past the electric barriers in Chicago. As the carp push forward, Michigan and other Great Lakes states are once again asking the U.S. Supreme Court to speed up action to stop the advance of the invader.

Infographic: Wild Rice is Keystone Species for Upper Great Lakes Region

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Wild Rice is an aquatic grass that is harvested annually for…
Wild rice on the Bad River Reservation in northern Wisconsin is in the floating leaf stage by early June, with a single shoot lying on the water’s surface. This is considered one of the most critical—and and dangerous—stages in the rice’s life cycle. The plants are just beginning to change physiologically from exchanging gases with the water column to exchanging gases with the air. Therefore, they are very susceptible to heavy rains and flooding events that can either rip out the young plants by the roots, or drown them. June 6, 2011.

Where Food Grows on Water: Environmental and Human Threats to Wisconsin’s Wild Rice

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For generations, the upper Great Lakes region has boasted harvests of wild rice, growing in Lake Superior and other watersheds within the basin. But disease, dams, and climate change are now endangering the uncultivated bounty.

Business vs. Environment: Ohio Governor Vetoes Lake Erie Water Withdrawal Bill

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The highly controversial bill set the highest thresholds for water withdrawal permits in the Great Lakes region, sparking debate between environmentalists and businesses over the use of Lake Erie water.

Feds Pledge $47 Million To Asian Carp Fight; States Appeal Court Loss

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Last week, the Obama Administration announced an updated plan, which included additional research but not closing the Chicago locks.

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 Case Goes to Court as Foundation Pledges $500,000 to Protect the Great Lakes

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Invasive Asian carp make a surprise appearance on the Missouri River.

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.

EPA Gets Earful On Asian Carp Plans

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Federal officials unveiled their multi-pronged plan, which received mix reviews, during a a public hearing in Chicago.