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Study calls for permanent Asian carp barrier

by Candice Miller on February 9, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 Study calls for permanent Asian carp barrier Recommendation is to permanently separate Lake Michigan from Mississippi River basin By Jim Bloch, Voice Reporter http://voicenews.com/articles/2012/02/08/news/doc4f32c6a23d7a4357874582.prt Invasion of the Great Lakes   A new study recommends building a barrier or series of barriers to stop Asian carp and other aquatic invasive species from […]

Michigan service members fear job loss with changes at bases

by Candice Miller on February 6, 2012

By Peggy Walsh-Sarnecki and Todd Spangler Detroit Free Press http://www.freep.com/article/20120204/NEWS06/202040344/Michigan-service-members-fear-job-loss-with-changes-at-bases Operational changes at two Michigan Air National Guard bases announced Friday by the U.S. Air Force are raising concerns among service members in the state that more jobs could be lost as Michigan struggles through a recession rebound.   But the news out of Washington […]

Options for separating Great Lakes from Asian carp waters

by Candice Miller on February 6, 2012

By Tom Watts For The Macomb Daily http://macombdaily.com/articles/2012/02/04/sports/sporting_michigan/doc4f2d999b5b355435765097.prt The Great Lakes Commission and Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Cities Initiative’s study on options for separating the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins in the Chicago Area Waterway System was released last week.   The study outlines options for separating the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins to […]

Farm labor plan remains flawed

by Candice Miller on February 6, 2012

Huron Tribune http://www.michigansthumb.com/articles/2012/02/03/news/editorial/doc4f2cc58e989f9458876829.txt The Department of Labor’s decision this week to reconsider its agricultural youth labor regulations was received with mixed reactions.   At first, it appeared the department administrators who were going to decide how an entire nation of farmers were going to act around their children had reversed course after receiving advice from […]

Lawmakers prod feds to heed plan for stopping carp

by Candice Miller on February 6, 2012

By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer http://macombdaily.com/articles/2012/02/03/sports/sporting_michigan/doc4f2c86178a957046804114.prt TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) – Thirty-one members of Congress prodded the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday to consider a multi-billion-dollar plan released this week for cutting a Chicago-area link between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds to stop migration of Asian carp and other invasive […]