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2014-01-29 13:20:17

Researchers at the Prairie Research Institute's Illinois Natural History Survey have found that overall, concentrations of arsenic, selenium, and mercury in bighead and silver carp from the lower Illinois River do not appear to be a health concern for a majority of human consumers. The full results of the study have been published in the journal Chemosphere. Average mercury concentration in fillets was below the US Food and Drug Administration Action Level and EPA Screening Value for...

2013-04-04 15:08:18

“DNA from Asian carp has been found only in areas where Asian carp have been caught, i.e., Chicago area waterway and the western basin of Lake Erie” Scientists from the University of Notre Dame, The Nature Conservancy, and Central Michigan University presented their findings of Asian carp DNA throughout the Great Lakes in a study published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.  “The good news is that we have found no evidence that Asian carp are...

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2012-07-12 12:29:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Experts are predicting a decline in native fish populations and researchers are scrambling to find ways to ward off the spread of an invasive aquatic species originally brought to the U.S. to cleanse aquaculture ponds and sewage treatment lagoons, according to recent wire service reports. The culprit is the Asian carp, originally imported decades ago, which have managed to escape during floods and have since spread to more than...

Supreme Court Rejects Plans To Save Great Lakes From Asian Carp
2012-02-28 05:44:59

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a measure on Monday to spend $51 million in order to help prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. Officials from Michigan and four other states proposed a new strategy on Thursday that would have included setting up traps and nets in rivers, as well as testing scents that could help lure carp to where they could be captured. The justices ruling was their fourth rejection of pleas by the states for interim steps, including closure of navigational...

2011-05-02 08:48:00

NEW YORK, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HGTV is taking its second annual HGTV Urban Oasis Giveaway to new heights, creating a custom, contemporary residence on the 35th floor of the Trump International Hotel & Tower® in Chicago. HGTV's popular designer Vern Yip has drafted plans for the 1,000 square-foot residence that will be the centerpiece of a fall 2011 grand-prize package. The fully-furnished, high-rise residence will include one bedroom, 1 1/2 baths, a gourmet...

2011-02-18 08:04:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Green Technology has recognized Tom Courtney for his efforts in improving the Chicago River through his River Walk idea. If elected, Courtney plans to work toward the redevelopment of the Industrial Corridor in the 27th Ward to provide jobs as well as to revitalize the area along the Chicago River. The River Walk Project would re-commission the land for use as a River Walk Casino and encourage the development of local businesses in the 27th...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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