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Asian carp DNA found in southwestern Michigan

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. | Genetic material from Asian carp has been found in the Kalamazoo River in southwestern Michigan, but there's no indication the invasive fish have become established in the river that flows into Lake Michigan, officials said Tuesday.

October 07, 2014 4:02 pm
EPA releases plan to improve Great Lakes

EPA releases plan to improve Great Lakes

CHICAGO | The Obama administration announced an updated five-year plan for restoring the Great Lakes on Wednesday, calling for accelerated efforts to address toxic pollution, invasive species and farm runoff and restore plant and wildlife habitat.

September 24, 2014 1:23 pm
Asian carp bill would cost NWI economy

Asian carp bill would cost NWI economy

A member of Congress from Michigan has introduced a bill that would require separating Lake Michigan from the Mississippi River watershed in the Chicago area to block the path of Asian carp and other invasive species, which could cause an estimated loss of $1.9 billion to Northwest Indiana's…

February 05, 2014 5:30 pm
Study: Physical, electric barriers best Asian carp defenses

Study: Physical, electric barriers best Asian carp defenses

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. | Placing dam-like structures in Chicago waterways would be an almost foolproof method of preventing Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan, while a less pricey electric barrier system also has solid prospects for shielding the Great Lakes from the invasive fish, accordi…

January 29, 2014 11:45 am Photos

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Great Lakes program inspires rare bipartisanship

Great Lakes program inspires rare bipartisanship

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. | Nowhere has the fervor to cut government down to size been more dramatically on display than in the industrial Midwest.

September 15, 2013 6:45 pm Photos

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Scientists find plastic in all of Great Lakes

Scientists have found tiny plastic particles in all of the Great Lakes.

September 01, 2013 1:35 pm

ArcelorMittal agrees to clean up waste at Burns Harbor

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana environmental groups have reached a settlement with ArcelorMittal and state regulators requiring the steelmaker to clean up more than 3 million tons of waste piled up along Lake Michigan.

July 20, 2012 2:45 pm
'Dr. Beach' picks Top 5 Great Lakes beaches

'Dr. Beach' picks Top 5 Great Lakes beaches

A gentle breeze ripples Lake Michigan's deep blue surface as a gull circles lazily overhead. The sun is bright, the temperature is a comfy 70 degrees and the view of the water and the distant Manitou Islands is spectacular. The beach is wide and sandy — and almost deserted.

July 02, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: We must report suspected abuse

Anna Turner appeared determined and measured as she took the courtroom stand last week to confront one of the men who confined her to a "torture chamber."

February 12, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: They're off to a bad start

Pat Bauer clearly wasn't listening in November when voters kicked him out of the speaker's chair and relegated his Democratic caucus to a distinct minority in the Indiana House.

January 15, 2011 12:00 am
Judge focuses on carp DNA in lawsuit over locks

Judge focuses on carp DNA in lawsuit over locks

CHICAGO | The reliability of DNA testing suggesting Asian carp may already be in waterways near Lake Michigan was the focus of final arguments Monday in a lawsuit seeking the closure of Chicago-area shipping locks to halt the spread of the invasive fish.

October 19, 2010 12:00 am
Ind. activist to head federal anti-carp campaign, 4th Ld-Writethru, US

Ind. activist to head federal anti-carp campaign, 4th Ld-Writethru, US

CHICAGO (AP) — John Goss, an environmental activist and former state official from Indiana, was appointed Wednesday as the Obama administration's point man in the fight to prevent Asian carp from gaining a foothold in the Great Lakes.

September 08, 2010 5:46 pm

Scientist: Asian carp may have been planted in Lake Calumet

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. | Scientists say an Asian carp discovered near Lake Michigan may have been planted there, instead of evading an electronic barrier meant to keep the species out of the Great Lakes.

August 06, 2010 12:00 am

Crews work to keep oil spill from Lake Michigan

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. | Federal officials believe an oil spill that has contaminated a major Michigan river was larger than first estimated, and the governor is warning of a "tragedy of historic proportions" should the oil reach Lake Michigan some 80 miles away, and the vacation communities th…

July 29, 2010 1:06 pm

Great Lakes groups study how to stop invasive species

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. |  Groups representing states and cities in the Great Lakes region kicked off a $2 million study Thursday of how to slam the door on exotic species such as Asian carp by cutting links between the lakes and the Mississippi River watershed.

July 23, 2010 12:00 am

Indiana plans to block Asian carp's spread near Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE | State wildlife officials plan to install a mesh fence across a northeastern Indiana marsh aimed at preventing Asian carp from being able to reach waterways that lead to the Great Lakes.

July 15, 2010 12:00 am
Quinn floats plan to catch, sell Asian carp

Quinn floats plan to catch, sell Asian carp

CHICAGO | Diners in China could soon help control the Asian carp that are infesting Illinois waterways and threatening the Great Lakes.

July 14, 2010 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: Secrecy puts Illinois at risk

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's Corrections officials just can't stop the secrecy.

July 03, 2010 12:00 am Related
Lawmakers eyes separation study in fish fight

Lawmakers eyes separation study in fish fight

DETROIT | A group of lawmakers on Wednesday said a plan to stop the spread of the invasive Asian carp by permanently separating waterways linking the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes should be looked at with increased urgency.

July 01, 2010 12:00 am

Lawmakers: Speed up research to stop Asian carp

CHICAGO | Environmentalists have warned for years that it was just a matter of time before the invasive Asian carp broke through an electrical barrier meant to keep it from moving beyond Chicago-area shipping canals. But now that it's happened, efforts to keep the voracious fish out of the G…

June 25, 2010 12:05 pm
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