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4 years 6 months ago

Court won't close ship locks to block carp

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to order immediate closure of shipping locks near Chicago to prevent Asian carp from infesting the Great Lakes. The court rejected a request by Michigan for a preliminary injunction to close the locks temporarily while a long-term solution is sought to the...

4 years 7 months ago

Asian carp raises fear and loathing on Great Lakes

Giant, ravenous Asian carp are poised to invade the Great Lakes, and the region's $7 billion fishing industry is worried. Federal and state officials are mounting a desperate, last-ditch effort to prevent the marauding carp from breaching an electrical barrier and slipping into the Great Lakes from the Mississippi River....

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