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Asian carp. (Courtesy:

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

Lake St. Clair (WWJ Photo, File)

Port Authority Chief Has Plan To Increase Exports

The Executive Director of the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority is looking for support of his effort to amend a state law that bans ships from dumping ballast water in Michigan waterways.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/29/2012

Asian carp. (Courtesy:

Group Asks Candidates To Support Asian Carp Fight

An environmental coalition asked candidates to promise if elected to continue an Obama administration program dealing with some of the Great Lakes’ most pressing environmental problems, including the invasive species, Asian carp.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/08/2012

Asian carp. (Courtesy:

Lawmakers Prod Feds To Heed Plan For Stopping Asian Carp

Thirty-one members of Congress prodded the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday to consider a multi-billion-dollar plan for cutting a Chicago-area link between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds to stop migration of Asian carp and other invasive species.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/04/2012

Zebra Mussels (Credit: Flickr/yamanube)

House OKs Plan To Kill Invaders In Ship Ballast

Despite opposition from environmentalists, the U.S. House is moving ahead with legislation proposing a national standard for cleansing ballast water from foreign ships.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/05/2011

Lake Michigan (istockphoto)

EPA Grants Help Wayne State Keep Invaders Out Of Great Lakes

Two U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grants are helping a Wayne State University researcher keep new non-native invasive species out of the Great Lakes and minimize the impact of those that are already there.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/12/2011

MTU Researcher Predicts Demise Of Lake Michigan Fishing

A Michigan Technological University researcher is predicting the imminent demise of Lake Michigan fishing. The problem is an invasive species of mollusk called the quagga mussel. And its effects are being seen so rapidly that Michigan […]


Michigan Tech Tackles Challenge Of Invasive Reed

Phragmites australis is an uncommon term for an increasingly common sight in the wetlands and along the beaches of the Great Lakes. It’s the scientific name for the common reed, a fast-growing perennial wetland grass. […]




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