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Study: Physical, Electric Barriers Best Defenses Against Asian Carp

Placing dam-like structures in Chicago waterways would be an almost foolproof method of preventing Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan, while a less pricey electric barrier system also has solid prospects for shielding the Great Lakes from the invasive fish.

01/29/2014

North Avenue Beach was closed temporarily Saturday when a thunderstorm swept through Chicago. (CBS)

Shedd Staffers Lead Effort To Remove Invasive Species At Chicago Beach

Shedd Aquarium staffers traded water for sand as they tromped the low dune at 63rd street beach trying to get things back the way they once were, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

06/20/2013

Three Asian carp pulled out of the Humboldt Park lagoon have been placed in the invasive species exhibit at the Shedd Aquarium. (Credit: John Cody/WBBM Newsradio)

Shedd Aquarium Displaying Asian Carp

Now welcoming visitors at the Shedd Aquarium are three big grey slow moving Carp.

12/22/2012

Three Asian carp pulled out of the Humboldt Park lagoon have been placed in the invasive species exhibit at the Shedd Aquarium. (Credit: John Cody/WBBM Newsradio)

Shedd Aquarium Adds Asian Carp To Invasive Species Display

Biologists at the Shedd Aquarium were hoping the addition of three Asian bighead carp to the Invasive Species exhibit would persuade visitors to help keep the voracious fish out of Lake Michigan.

WBBM Newsradio–12/20/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Signs 3 New Laws To Protect Illinois’ Environment

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed three new laws aimed at protecting the environment in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–07/27/2012

Asian Carp

Environmental Group: No More Invasive Species

An environmental coalition says the Asian carp is enough, and the U.S. does not need to add other non-native species to the country’s ecology.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2011

Lake Michigan (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Biologists Seek To Fight Lampreys With Smell

Great Lakes biologists hope to make progress in the fight against the invasive sea lamprey by taking advantage of the eel-like fish’s keen sense of smell.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2011

Asian Carp

US Army Corps To Study Asian Carp, Other Invasives

Federal officials have laid out a plan for studying how to stop invasive species — including the voracious Asian carp — from migrating between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds.

11/09/2010

Asian Carp

Illinois Fishery Hopes To Cash In On Asian Carp

It wants to catch and sell them as “wild Mississippi River fish.”

10/25/2010