Tag Archives: invasive-species

July 11th 2014

Weekly News Roundup: Enbridge Pipeline, Lake Restoration, and More

In case you missed this past week in Great Lakes conservation news: A University of Michigan researcher warns that an oil spill under the Straits of Mackinac would be disastrous, reports The Detroit Free Press. The Enbridge oil pipelines running … Continue reading

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April 24th 2014

Limiting the Spread of Invasive Plants in Southeast Wisconsin Preserves Natural Conditions

Wisconsin is currently threatened by the spread of several invasive plant species that have the potential to outcompete native plants and completely alter natural ecosystems. This can have disastrous consequences for wildlife and people, including reduced habitat for fish and … Continue reading

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February 26th 2014

EPA Awards over $5 Million in GLRI Grant Funding

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced yesterday they had awarded 11 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants throughout the region. The grants total more than $5 million and are focused on reducing the threat to the Great Lakes from invasive species.  … Continue reading

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December 24th 2013

Army Corps: Fish Can Breach Chicago Electric Barrier Designed to Repel Invasive Species

Fish can breach an electric barrier in a Chicago canal designed to keep invasive species like Asian carp out of the Great Lakes, according to a new report by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The report, released late Friday, … Continue reading

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September 11th 2013

Experts say Lake Michigan is in rough shape

Lake Michigan is ailing. That was the consensus among a panel of scientists convened to assess the lake’s health at the 9th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference in Milwaukee. Invasive quagga mussels have ravaged Lake Michigan’s food web and are … Continue reading

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