Great Lakes protection awaits presidential candidates’ endorsement

By Ruojing Liu Environmentalists within the Great Lakes region announced a campaign platform Wednesday, asking the 2016 presidential candidates to support a Great Lakes restoration and protection agenda. The new platform includes endorsement of maintaining at least $300 million each year for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative within the Federal budget. President Obama cut that […]

Better living through electricity — keeping Asian carp out of the Great Lakes

Chicago river

By Danielle Prieur The only thing keeping Asian carp from escaping  into Lake Michigan is an  electrical barrier located along the river. The barrier doesn’t actually electrocute the  fish, but repels them when they encounter the strong electrical field. But some researchers are concerned about whether the barrier can withstand the movement of barges through […]