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Old 03-08-2010, 09:47 PM   #21
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Default Feds continue half-loaf strategy on carp

Feds continue half-loaf strategy on carp
February 17, 2010

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Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm and her Great Lakes counterparts got their White House summit on the threat posted by the Asian carp. They even got a "plan" from the feds to do more in the wake of evidence that the invasive species is on the brink of, or already in, Lake Michigan.
Of course, the plan is more the stuff of press releases than actual defense....
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:40 PM   #22
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Default Carp Solution Could Provide Financial Benefits

Carp Solution Could Provide Financial Benefits
By David Greising and Daniel Libit
Published: March 5, 2010

Chicago News Cooperative - Carp Solution Could Provide Financial Benefits - NYTimes.com
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Proposals to block Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes have largely focused on the costs and inconvenience of closing off Chicago-area waterways into Lake Michigan. But now business and environmental groups are exploring a possible upside: a broadly based infrastructure investment that would benefit much of northern Illinois.

Construction, jobs in the freight sector and money-saving improvements in transportation networks could be among the results of efforts to create what environmentalists call “ecological separation” between Lake Michigan and the rivers and canals leading to the Mississippi River, the source of the voracious carp that have made their way nearly to the lake.

Other Great Lakes states estimate if the carp established itself in the lakes it would cause billions in economic damage...
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And while they're all screwing around releasing reports.... suing everyone and their brother.... blowing money researching "better ways" to keep the locks open and the carp out...
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Default Scientists look for ways to deal with carp invasion

Scientists look for ways to deal with carp invasion
3/18/2010 9:29:58 AM
By John Weiss
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They believe they are a few years away from using something called MicroMatrix technology to deliver a chemical that would kill the fish but not native species.
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Terry Hubert, a U.S. Geological Service chemist, and Mark Gaikowski, a physiologist, work at the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center on the outskirts of LaCrosse, where they are using money from a federal grant to look into keeping the two carp at bay.
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Here we go again.... throw more money at it while they sit twiddling their thumbs.
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Default Tools in sea lamprey fight adapted for Asian carp

Tools in sea lamprey fight adapted for Asian carp
By Joel Hood, Tribune reporter
7:01 p.m. CDT, March 21, 2010

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More than 50 years after biologists launched an all-out assault on the sea lamprey — among the most intensive and costly invasive species eradication efforts in history — the war is all but over. With science, money and muscle biologists have reduced the sea lamprey population by 90 percent and restored the natural balance to the Great Lakes. Now, many of the tools scientists used to save the lakes' from the sea lamprey will be part of their defense against the Asian carp, the next in a long line of invasive species predicted to forever change life in the Great Lakes.

"When a lot of people say, ‘The game is over' when it comes to Asian carp getting into the Great Lakes, I don't think so," said Michael Hoff, an aquatic invasive species expert with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. "It's a different game we play. But it's not over...
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