Study links Asian carp with Mississippi River fish drop

Sport fish have declined significantly in portions of the Upper Mississippi River infested with Asian carp, adding evidence to fears about the invader’s threat to native species and the Great Lakes, according to a new study. Read the full story by The Associated...

EDITORIAL: Asian carp study underscores dangers

A new study shows that the population of sport fish—including bluegill, crappie and yellow perch—has dropped significantly in parts of the Upper Mississippi River that now are home to large numbers of Asian carp. That’s bad news for the Great Lakes fishery, where many...

On Detroit River, humans lead nature’s rebirth

In Michigan, the Detroit River has lost much of its coastal wetlands over the last 200 years, but nature is finding its way back. The latest example of habitat restoration on the river is taking place on Belle Isle at Lake Okonoka. Read the full story by Valliant...

Plastic debris along lakeshore worries community

In Michigan, people living near Saugatuck Dunes State Park on Lake Michigan say they believe there’s a waste issue after lots of small plastic debris washed up on shore this week. Read the full story by WOOD-TV – Grand Rapids, MI.

Wayne supervisors to discuss shoreline projects

The State of New York plans to spend $41 million to protect some of Wayne County’s most valuable property from Lake Ontario’s rising waters. The next step is getting the flood-mitigation projects started quickly. Read the full story by the Finger Lakes...