The Alarming Allure of Australia’s Brumbies

By By A. ODYSSEUS PATRICK The environment is being sacrificed for a national myth. Source: Invasive Species News...

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More women are fishin’—but not enough to offset the drop in men

By Eric Freedman The findings of a recent study reflect a major challenge facing natural resource agencies in the Great Lakes region: how to recruit, retain and reactivate anglers. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Michigan communities get state money to collect scrap tires

By Guest Contributor The round-up of scrap tires, known to be both fire and mosquito hazards, is the goal of almost $1 million in state grants awarded recently by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Proposed eel farm raises concerns about invasive species

By Eric Freedman A proposed aquaculture project could make Michigan the first state to commercially raise African longfin eel. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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New Zealand Vows to Wipe Out Rats and Other Invasive Predators by 2050

By By AUSTIN RAMZY The government said it planned to eliminate the possums, rats and weasels that threaten the survival of native species. Source: Invasive Species News...

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The Grackle’s Secret to Success

By By JAMES GORMAN The great-tailed grackle is one of the most invasive species in the United States. A new experiment tests whether it develops new behaviors. Source: Invasive Species News...

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Spring Is Coming

By By MARGARET RENKL Amid gray days and long nights, the season is hidden in plain sight. Source: Invasive Species News...

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Farmers, Great Lakes benefit from cover crops

By David Poulson Cover crops reduce erosion and help prevent nutrient runoff from farms, particularly phosphorus, from making its way to the Great Lakes and creating conditions for algal blooms. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Great Lakes Echo’s greatest hits of 2018

By Marie Orttenburger Reflect on 2018 with us. These are the Echo stories that garnered the most visits, shares and comments in 2018. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Small streams have large impact on big lake

By David Poulson The 2,800 tributaries emptying into the world’s largest lake may affect its biochemistry and ecology more than people think. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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