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Obama on hot seat if jolt won't thwart carp's charge into lakes

Original Article President Obama still must be held accountable if Asian carp colonize the Great Lakes and destroy the $7 billion fishery anchored in western Lake Erie. But at least now there’s evidence his administration’s stopgap effort to manage the crisis is buying time until a final decision is made...

Obama on hot seat if jolt won't thwart carp's charge into lakes

Original Article President Obama still must be held accountable if Asian carp colonize the Great Lakes and destroy the $7 billion fishery anchored in western Lake Erie. But at least now there’s evidence his administration’s stopgap effort to manage the crisis is buying time until a final decision is made...

Bugging Out: Could Climate Change Make the Insect Instinct Go Haywire?

In a recent submission to Planet Forward, Jessica Hellmann discussed her efforts to encourage "assisted migration" in some bug populations threatened by the rapidly changing climate. Hellmann constructed climate-controlled biospheres in a laboratory environment -- a test tube planet, with chambers representing everything from deserts to marshes and temperate forests....

Bugging Out: Could Climate Change Make the Insect Instinct Go Haywire?

In a recent submission to Planet Forward, Jessica Hellmann discussed her efforts to encourage "assisted migration" in some bug populations threatened by the rapidly changing climate. Hellmann constructed climate-controlled biospheres in a laboratory environment -- a test tube planet, with chambers representing everything from deserts to marshes and temperate forests....

Chicago canal's electric fish barrier does work, tests show

Despite laboratory evidence earlier this year showing that the electrical barrier in the Chicago area has not been strong enough to repel young Asian carp, tagging similar fish species below the barrier and tracking them shows that they are not crossing the barrier, the Army Corps of Engineers said Friday....

Report: DNA Method Helpful in Seeking Asian Carp

Federal officials promised Friday to improve two crucial weapons in the fight to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes: an electric fish barrier near Chicago and an early-warning system that detects carp DNA in waterways.        

Chicago canal's electric fish barrier does work, tests show

Despite laboratory evidence earlier this year showing that the electrical barrier in the Chicago area has not been strong enough to repel young Asian carp, tagging similar fish species below the barrier and tracking them shows that they are not crossing the barrier, the Army Corps of Engineers said Friday....

Report: DNA Method Helpful in Seeking Asian Carp

Federal officials promised Friday to improve two crucial weapons in the fight to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes: an electric fish barrier near Chicago and an early-warning system that detects carp DNA in waterways.        

The Environment Report: River Gypsies

This summer, a group of scientists are studying five large rivers in the Midwest… including the St. Joseph, the Muskegon and the Manistee rivers in Michigan. It’s part of a three year study of how large rivers process fertilizers – and how things like farming and wastewater affect the rivers....

The Environment Report: River Gypsies

This summer, a group of scientists are studying five large rivers in the Midwest… including the St. Joseph, the Muskegon and the Manistee rivers in Michigan. It’s part of a three year study of how large rivers process fertilizers – and how things like farming and wastewater affect the rivers....

Beneath the surface: Great Lakes in peril

Listen to 5 Great Lakes expert panelists, including ND-ECI Managing Director Peter Annin and Director David Lodge, in a one-hour special panel discussion and call-in program examining the value of the watershed as a living ecosystem and as a growing economic driver for the region. The show was hosted by ...

Adaptation of Butterflies (Video)

NBC's Changing Planet ran a report on the adaptation of butterflies due to climate change. Watch the six minute segment below or see the original story at on NBC's website.  …