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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

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
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
ANDREA NEAL: Hoosier values shaped by Northwest Ordinance

ANDREA NEAL: Hoosier values shaped by Northwest Ordinance

Indiana's political values, moral compass and physical boundaries were shaped by the Northwest Ordinance of 1787.

October 22, 2013 5:45 pm

Shipments steady at port, but competitive challenges loom

PORTAGE | International trade through the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes supports more than 48,300 jobs in Indiana, the most of any Midwestern state, according to a recent study.

August 18, 2013 12:00 am
Cheryl Lynn Bruce Stars in Steppenwolf Theatre's "Head of Passes"

Cheryl Lynn Bruce Stars in Steppenwolf Theatre's "Head of Passes"

Actress Cheryl Lynn Bruce stars as a tortured soul who lives at the mouth of the Mississippi River in "Head of Passes," by Tarell Alvin McCraney now at Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre in Chicago until June 9.

May 30, 2013 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: Population map shows dots all, folks

PHIL WIELAND: Population map shows dots all, folks

Everyone in North America is more than a number. Thanks to an MIT grad student, apparently with lots of time on his hands, everyone in the United States, Canada and Mexico now is also a dot.

April 26, 2013 12:00 am
Chicago River flows through history

Chicago River flows through history

The fate of the Chicago River sounds precarious, with drought conditions and a potential carp invasion on the horizon. But the city and state plan to make the river clean enough to swim in by 2016. The future builds on the critical role that the waterway played in Chicago's history.

January 31, 2013 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Low water levels add pressure to NWI, Chicago maritime businesses

Low water levels add pressure to NWI, Chicago maritime businesses

Stevedoring companies and cargo carriers in Northwest Indiana and the Chicago area may be missing business opportunities as a result of lower than expected water levels on the Mississippi River and other sections of the inland waterway system.

January 11, 2013 5:00 pm Photos

Photos

Carnival season kicks off along the Gulf Coast

Carnival season kicks off along the Gulf Coast

Christmas wreaths and holiday parties gave way to king cakes and street parades as the Carnival season kicked off this weekend along the Gulf Coast.

January 07, 2013 12:00 am

Congressmen: Don't risk Hoosier jobs in Asian carp action

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Ind., and a candidate for Indiana governor have teamed up to ensure any action taken to stop Asian carp from entering Lake Michigan and other Chicago-area waterways accounts for the impact on the region's economy.

July 06, 2011 5:30 pm Related

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Could we all begin to act like a region?

On the national news we have seen the impact of the swollen Mississippi River on the communities through which it travels. And so we hear about Cairo, Memphis, Vicksburg and ultimately New Orleans, a city very familiar with the destruction that can be caused by excess water.

June 12, 2011 12:00 am Related

Related

Oh, deer: Open season for complaints

Deer spring across roads, fields and urban backyards, but how should Illinois deal with the deer?

May 30, 2011 9:00 am
Asian carp

Asian carp

When disturbed, Asian carp are prone to jumping which poses a real threat to boaters. Imagine getting smacked by a 4-foot, 100-pound fish while traveling at 30 mph.

December 02, 2009 12:00 am

Video - Asian carp invasion

 This dramatic video documents the danger and destruction of an exotic species on the Mississippi and its tributaries. As you will see, boaters are being bloodied and a mighty river is being ruined. Now the carp are headed for the Great Lakes with potentially devastating consequences.

December 01, 2009 3:35 pm
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