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Asian Carp

I'll work for pragmatic Great Lakes solutions

One of my priorities in the U.S. Senate is protecting the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Basin from the spread of invasive species like Asian carp.

May 07, 2014 5:36 pm
New technologies, data advancing Asian carp fight

New technologies, data advancing Asian carp fight

Vic Santucci, of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, carries a mounted Asian carp as he walks to catch a train in downtown Chicago in 2011. The mounted fish was used in a news conference about the spread of the species in Chicago area waters.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Environmentalists fighting invasive species

Environmentalists fighting invasive species

While not everyone agrees on which method is best, elected officials and federal agencies are working now more than ever to find solutions to the Asian carp invasion.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am

Separate waterways while protecting shipping

I am writing on behalf of Save the Dunes in response to your Feb. 16 editorial, “Shutting down waterways sounds fishy.”

March 04, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Shutting down waterways sounds fishy

As scary as Asian carp are, the prospect of shutting down the link between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River watershed is even more scary.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am
Zoeller proposes feds create state grants to contain Asian carp

Zoeller proposes feds create state grants to contain Asian carp

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller joins residents and other officials Tuesday during a public meeting at the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission building about controlling Asian carp in the Great Lakes.

February 11, 2014 6:37 pm
Zoeller proposes feds create state grants to contain Asian carp

Zoeller proposes feds create state grants to contain Asian carp

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller speaks Tuesday during a public meeting at the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission building in Portage about controlling Asian carp in the Great Lakes.

February 11, 2014 6:31 pm
Zoeller proposes feds create state grants to contain Asian carp

Zoeller proposes feds create state grants to contain Asian carp

Col. Frederick Drummond, commander of the Army Corp of Engineers Chicago District, talks about controlling Asian carp in the Great Lakes during a public meeting Tuesday in Portage.

February 11, 2014 6:31 pm

Find new uses for invading Asian carp population

A few ideas to solve the infestation of Asian carp into our great lakes. Fertilizer for farmers growing crops instead of all the chemicals that are now used.

January 17, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: If there's to be a fish fry, let's eat fish

DOUG ROSS: If there's to be a fish fry, let's eat fish

A major report on Asian carp came out this week, but it was buried by snow — along with everything else.

January 10, 2014 12:00 am

Debate in Congress next phase of Asian carp battle

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. | The debate over how to protect the Great Lakes from an Asian carp invasion is shifting to Congress now that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has presented options for blocking their path in Chicago waterways.

January 07, 2014 12:39 pm

Army Corps proposes alternatives to protect lakes

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. | A federal agency sent Congress a list of alternatives Monday for shielding the Great Lakes from an invasion by Asian carp that could devastate native fish, including construction projects in Chicago waterways that could cost more than $18 billion and take 25 years to complete.

January 06, 2014 3:52 pm

EDITORIAL: Spend political capital on federal budget

It's great to see bipartisan cooperation in support of the Great Lakes improvements, and not just because of the lakes.

September 20, 2013 12:00 am Related
PHIL WIELAND: Will America ever go from 'carp bites' to 'bite carp'?

PHIL WIELAND: Will America ever go from 'carp bites' to 'bite carp'?

When a Purdue assistant prof compares the Asian carp invasion to Jurassic Park and says, "Frankly, they scare me," that tells me we either have a major problem on our hands or he's an ichthyophobic nerd.

September 20, 2013 12:00 am
Jurassic carp: Expert invokes 'Jurassic Park' in describing alarming adaptations

Jurassic carp: Expert invokes 'Jurassic Park' in describing alarming adaptations

PORTER | Asian carp are adapting to river conditions in Indiana in alarming ways, and experts believe one solution to the problem may create money and jobs in the state.

September 18, 2013 5:45 pm Video Photos

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Fisherman angling for carp solution

PEORIA, Ill. | Greg Dabbs says it's time to dispense with the hysteria over the proliferation of Asian carp in the Illinois River and start making money with the invasive species.

August 25, 2013 12:00 am
Flying Silver Carp on Wabash River in Indiana

Flying Silver Carp on Wabash River in Indiana

Flying silver carp jump and leap out of the water and into our boat. Indiana Outdoor Adventure TV hosts Troy McCormick and Mac Spainhour fend off the 20-pound fish as they attack the boaters and provide a boatload of fun and adventure.

July 24, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Wabash River should be appreciated, protected

GUEST COMMENTARY: Wabash River should be appreciated, protected

Boating down the Wabash River near Lafayette on July 16, I witnessed firsthand the broad, winding river’s scenic beauty, but also got a lesson in the environmental challenges the river faces when two Asian carp hurled themselves out of the water and landed in our boat.

July 24, 2013 12:00 am Video
Zoeller studies effects of Asian carp on Indiana rivers

Zoeller studies effects of Asian carp on Indiana rivers

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller and the federal government's "Asian carp czar" toured a portion of the Wabash River Monday to raise awareness of the dangers posed by the invasive fish species.

July 15, 2013 12:45 pm Video

Monitoring for Asian carp to increase in Illinois

CHICAGO | Federal and Illinois officials said Thursday they will intensify efforts to find Asian carp in Illinois waterways this year but cut back on DNA sampling that has scored positive hits without resulting in the discovery of the invasive fish.

May 09, 2013 7:00 pm
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