Attorneys General Move Asian Carp Battle Into Political Arena
Legal leaders from Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin are banding together to increase political pressure after losing their latest court battle to close the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.
Muskegon Chronicle - September 1, 2011
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Dog Sniffs Out E-Coli at Beaches in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
A health department canine is trained to find human sewage and/or detergents in Brimley and Sault Ste Marie in Chippewa County (video).
WWTV/WWUP - August 26, 2011
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New York State Officials Determined to Get Tough on Invasive Species
New York legislation will require a ship's ballast water to be 100 times cleaner than international standards by 2013, and eventually up to 1,000 times cleaner.
Brockville Recorder & Times - August 30, 2011
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Lamprey Cuts Threaten Charter Fishing
A $3 million federal cut from sea lamprey control in 2012 could cause many of Michigan’s charter boat captains to go out of business, according to the state’s Charter Boat Association.
Great Lakes Echo - May 26, 2011
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Michigan Oil Spill Has Echoes of Gulf of Mexico Disaster
An oil spill in the Kalamazoo River has set off a small-scale reenactment of the Gulf of Mexico's drama in farm country 100 miles west of Detroit.
Washington Post - August 6, 2010
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Ecologists Push for Ecosystem Perspective on Restoration
Around a quarter of Michigan’s Great Lakes tributary streams and rivers are ecologically impaired, according to a recent study...
Great Lakes Echo - July 9, 2010
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