invasive species

DNA Tool Helping Biologists Find Elusive Or Invasive SpeciesWhen salmon, salamanders or other aquatic animals shed skin cells, they leave behind traces of their DNA in the water, like clues left behind at a crime scene.
Smart Phone App Will Help Blow Whistle On Invasive SpeciesA scientist has developed a smart phone application to help keep track of invasive species.
Public Meetings Set On Plan To Keep Invasive Species Out Of Great LakesThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been searching for a magic bullet to keep potentially harmful aquatic fish, plants, and other species from advancing into the Great Lakes.
Feds Release 5-Year Plan To Improve Great LakesThe Obama administration announced a new 5-year plan for the Great Lakes on Wednesday that will accelerate efforts to address toxic pollution, invasive species and farm runoff and restore plant and wildlife habitat.
Study: Physical, Electric Barriers Best Defenses Against Asian CarpPlacing 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.
Shedd Staffers Lead Effort To Remove Invasive Species At Chicago BeachShedd 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.
Shedd Aquarium Displaying Asian CarpNow welcoming visitors at the Shedd Aquarium are three big grey slow moving Carp.
Shedd Aquarium Adds Asian Carp To Invasive Species DisplayBiologists 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.
Quinn Signs 3 New Laws To Protect Illinois' EnvironmentGov. Pat Quinn has signed three new laws aimed at protecting the environment in Illinois.
Environmental Group: No More Invasive SpeciesAn 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.
Biologists Seek To Fight Lampreys With SmellGreat 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.
US Army Corps To Study Asian Carp, Other InvasivesFederal 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.