31 Aug '11, 9pm

Attorneys general in #GreatLakes states demand Corps take action on #AsianCarp.

Attorneys general in #GreatLakes states demand Corps take action on #AsianCarp.

In a letter released today, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette urges state attorneys general across the nation to help fight the spread of invasive species, which have caused vast economic and environmental harm across the country. The artificial connection between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River basin has been a major pathway for non-native invaders to spread throughout the country. Zebra mussels, for instance, arrived in the Great Lakes through the ballast water of foreign ships—and utilized the Chicago waterway system to colonize waters as far west as Nevada and California.

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What We Do to Protect the Mississippi River Delta - National Wildlife Federation

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nwf.org 31 Aug '11, 6pm

The islands, estuaries, and wetlands of the Mississippi River Delta provide habitat to migratory birds, economically-impor...

Government hires unemployed for #GreatLakes cleanup: @Treehugger #EPA

Government hires unemployed for #GreatLakes cle...

treehugger.com 27 Aug '11, 5pm

Who says we have to choose between jobs and the environment? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is starting a sort o...