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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....

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.  …

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.  …

Biologist Hellmann named Leopold Leadership Fellow

Jessica Hellmann, associate professor of biological sciences and a national authority on climate change adaptation at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a Leopold Leadership Fellow. The Leopold Leadership Program is the nation’s premier competitive fellowship for outstanding environmental scientists who are also actively engaged in outreach to...

Biologist Hellmann named Leopold Leadership Fellow

Jessica Hellmann, associate professor of biological sciences and a national authority on climate change adaptation at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a Leopold Leadership Fellow. The Leopold Leadership Program is the nation’s premier competitive fellowship for outstanding environmental scientists who are also actively engaged in outreach to...

Scientists defend Asian carp research methods

Scientists whose genetics-based research became a lightning rod in the debate over protecting the Great Lakes from Asian carp have made their case in a newly published article that says at least some of the dreaded invaders have gotten beyond an electric barrier meant to block their path to Lake...

Scientists defend Asian carp research methods

Scientists whose genetics-based research became a lightning rod in the debate over protecting the Great Lakes from Asian carp have made their case in a newly published article that says at least some of the dreaded invaders have gotten beyond an electric barrier meant to block their path to Lake...