In Leelanau County in Northern Michigan, a small American Indian tribe has struggled for generations to survive economic and social hardships. The tribe has always been deeply connected to the lakes economically and culturally.
As the region struggles to prevent Asian carp from entering Lake Michigan, a leading candidate for Indiana governor has joined calls for a review of how closing Chicago-area waterways would impact industry in Northwest Indiana.Indiana U.S. Rep.
Eight Forty-Eight has been exploring waterways that link the Great Lakes to the rest of the world as part of Front and Center – WBEZ’s series looking at some of the critical issues facing the Great Lakes.
In connecting the Great Lake Michigan to the Mighty Mississippi, Chicago left the back door open to some unwelcome visitors. Asian Carp are the latest threat and our last line of defense spans the Sanitary and Ship Canal, about 30 miles southwest of the city.
A federal and regional committee is laying out a plan to defend Chicago waterways and the Great Lakes from Asian carp.Hydroguns that shoot energy waves into water, underwater cameras that can show whether those guns actually killed carp, new barriers and traps for larvae and eggs--these are technolo
Federal and state officials are beginning a series of projects to pinpoint how close Asian carp are to the Great Lakes and reduce their numbers in Chicago-area waterways near Lake Michigan. The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee released a $7 million monitoring and sampling plan Monday.
A new study by the Army Corp of Engineers shows electrical barriers in Illinois' rivers may need to be stronger to stop the migration of the invasive Asian carp. The report found possible scenarios where Asian carp could get past the electrical barriers.Charles Wooley is with the U.S.