Spawning Asian Carp Move Closer to Lake Michigan
Recent survey work by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources has discovered that Asian carp have moved their spawning activity nearly 100 miles upstream from their previous location to within 25 miles of an electric barrier on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel- August 19, 2013
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Scientists Find Allies in Fight Against Emerald Ash Borer

A decade of research has finally given scientists some hope in their battle with the Asian beetle that has caused billions of dollars of damage since the pest first appeared near Detroit in 2002.
The Wall Street Journal - August 19, 2013
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Tiny Plastic Particles Could Have Negative Impact on Great Lakes

Miniscule beads found in consumer products are finding their way into the fresh water system, posing a potential threat to native fish and aquatic organisms.
USA Today - July 29, 2013
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The Grand Rapids Press version at http://bit.ly/17HrjB4

Beautiful Birds’ Dark Side Casts Shadow Over Great Lakes Region
Mute swans, an invasive species from Europe brought to America by the decorative garden trade, have becoming increasingly problematic in northwest Ohio, much to the detriment of plant diversity, fish habitat and water quality among other issues.
Cleveland Plain Dealer - August 9, 2013
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Michigan Needs to Do More, Says State DNR Chief
Keith Creagh, Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director, would like to see the state refine its efforts to fight the threat of invasive species.
The Mining Journal - August 16, 2013
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