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Zebra Mussels (Credit: Flickr/yamanube)

Wayne State Gets $325K Grant To Battle Invasive Species In Great Lakes

Foreign mussels hitchhiking to the Great Lakes in the ballast water tanks of international freighters are becoming one of the most vexing environmental problems facing the Great Lakes. A group of scientists from Wayne State University, in collaboration with the United States Geological Survey and the Environmental Protection Agency, are working together to battle this problem.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/23/2014

CMU's unmanned aerial vehicle with hyperspectral camera. CMU photo.

CMU Starts Using Unmanned Helicopter, Hyperspectral Camera

Central Michigan University has acquired what is says is the only unmanned aerial vehicle in Michigan that is equipped with a hyperspectral camera, a six-foot long helicopter that will significantly advance research imaging of Great Lakes wetlands.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/07/2014

Beware Of Unwanted Garden Pests During Spring Cleanup

Gardeners, landscapers, and anyone working outside this spring should know that tree branches, firewood,and cleared brush can harbor invasive insects and diseases, making proper use or disposal critical to preventing the spread of tree-killing pests.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/04/2013

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CMU Biology Team Introduces New Screening Method To Detect Invasive Species

Central Michigan University biology professor Andrew R. Mahon and a group of researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Notre Dame and The Nature Conservancy have identified a genetic method of surveillance to detect the abundance of invasive species in water.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/07/2013

Lake Erie (istockphoto)

Lake Erie Is 2nd-Most Threatened Of Great Lakes

Lake Erie is one of the most threatened of the five Great Lakes as a result of toxic algae and invasive species, according to a new report.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/01/2013

Freighter on the Great Lakes. (credit: istockphoto)

WSU Prof Invents System To Detect Invasive Species In Ship Ballast Water

A Wayne State University researcher is working to create a device ships can carry to avoid bringing new invasive species into the Great Lakes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/18/2012

Invasive wetlands Phragmites tower over 5-foot-tall Michigan Tech Research Institute intern Naomi Hamermesh (now a MTRI employee). Michigan Tech photo.

Following Phragmites Home: MTU Uses Satellites To Map Invasive Species In Great Lakes

The invasive reed Phragmites australis poses an extreme threat to Great Lakes coastal wetlands. But how can these plants be eradicated before they take over their environment if we don’t know where they are? Now we do know, thanks to scientists from Michigan Technological University’s Michigan Tech Research Institute.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/17/2012

Invasive Fish May Be Making Way Up Rouge River

An invasive fish called the round goby appears to be making its way up the Rouge River in southeast Michigan, raising concerns among those working to improve the health of the waterway.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/01/2012

Asian carp. (Courtesy: asiancarp.us)

EPA Funds Projects To Battle Invasive Species In Great Lakes

The United States Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday announced 21 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants totaling nearly $8 million for projects to combat invasive species in the Great Lakes basin, including the much-feared Asian carp.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/02/2012

Alliaria petiolata or "Garlic Mustard" (Credit: Aiwok/Wikimedia Commons)

Volunteers Needed To Pull Invasive ‘Garlic Mustard’ At Metroparks

Huron-Clinton Metroparks are calling for volunteers to help remove an invasive plant species at nine Metroparks this spring.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/10/2012

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