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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.

2013-04-04 15:08:18

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.

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2012-07-12 12:29:47

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

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.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.