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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…

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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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Shark attack survivor wins bronze at Paralympics

LONDON (AP) — Paralympic swimmer Achmat Hassiem uses special motivation to go fast: He imagines being chased by the great white shark that bit off his right leg.

September 03, 2012 4:03 pm
James Cameron and others plan to explore the real abyss

James Cameron and others plan to explore the real abyss

Earth's lost frontier is about to be explored firsthand after more than half a century. It's a mission to the deepest part of the ocean, so deep that the pressure is the equivalent of three SUVs sitting on your toe.

March 20, 2012 9:00 am Photos

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James Cameron, others to explore the real abyss

James Cameron, others to explore the real abyss

Earth's lost frontier is about to be explored firsthand after more than half a century. It's a mission to the deepest part of the ocean, so deep that the pressure is the equivalent of three SUVs sitting on your toe.

March 15, 2012 3:00 pm Photos

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Eco-conscious vintners raise money for trees, seas

Eco-conscious vintners raise money for trees, seas

Sip a pinot, save the planet?

May 05, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Study reveals no heart risk from mercury in fish

Study reveals no heart risk from mercury in fish

Want to eat fish but are afraid of consuming too much mercury? In an unusual health study, researchers analyzing toxin levels in toenail clippings determined that mercury from eating fish does not raise the risk of heart disease or stroke.

March 23, 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
Genetically altered salmon? It doesn't stop there

Genetically altered salmon? It doesn't stop there

WASHINGTON | We've always played with our food — even before we knew about genes or how to change them.

September 23, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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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

Two years after closures, state parks on the rise

LEROY, Ill. | Leon Gibson flips giant pancakes on the griddle at the concession building at Moraine View State Park as a gentle breeze ripples the surface of Dawson Lake.

August 31, 2010 12:00 am

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

Fish kill could rise from Michigan river oil spill

MARSHALL, Mich. | Michigan biologists say relatively few fish have been killed because of an oil spill in the Kalamazoo River.

July 30, 2010 12:00 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

NOAA: Gulf seafood tested so far is safe to eat

APALACHICOLA, Fla. (AP) — Shrimp, grouper, tuna and other seafood snatched from the fringes of the oil in the Gulf of Mexico are safe to eat, according to a federal agency inspecting the catch.

July 10, 2010 6:31 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
With Gulf spill, seafood buyers swap out supply

With Gulf spill, seafood buyers swap out supply

At the Carioto Produce and Seafood warehouse, shrimp from India and Vietnam stock the freezer, while a refrigerated aisle is stacked with bags of clams from Rhode Island, cockles from New Zealand, a fresh 5-pound fillet of lane snapper from Nicaragua and mahi-mahi from Ecuador.

July 03, 2010 12:00 am
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