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Lake George Debates Watermilfoil Herbicide Use

A hearing was held last night in Lake George to discuss the use of the chemical SONAR to kill the invasive weed watermilfoil in the lake. Environmentalists say it would hurt water quality, while local government officials favor using the herbicide. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Cattle Clean Out Invasive Plant Species

Cattle that love to eat thorny shrubs and nasty weeds are proving they can clean up the areas infested with invasive plant species. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Mary Jo Wagner reports.  Go to full article

Great Lakes Invaders Hit at the Base of the Food Chain

Ever since the Great Lakes were opened to shipping, exotic species of aquatic animals have invaded the lakes. Nearly always it's been bad news for the region's native fish and wildlife. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports on the latest effects of the invaders.  Go to full article

New Chemical To Fight Eurasian Watermilfoil

A new chemical weapon is deployed in Lake George in the war on invasive plant species. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Joint Commission to Protect Great Lakes from Invasive Species

A U.S. and Canadian commission charged with monitoring the Great Lakes is looking at ways to prevent more invasive species from entering the lakes. Dozens of aquatic animals and plants have already entered the region, sometimes causing severe environmental damage. From the Great Lakes Radio Consortium.  Go to full article

Invasive Species Tough to Combat

New research shows one invasive species in the Great Lakes is even more resilient than originally thought. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Jonathan Ahl reports.  Go to full article

Slowing the Spread of Gypsy Moths

Federal and state agriculture officials in the Great Lakes region are working to slow the spread of what's called one of the most destructive forest pests ever introduced into the U.S.--the gypsy moth caterpillar. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Madeline Walston reports.  Go to full article

Conference on Great Lakes Invasive Species Held

The unchecked spread of invasive plants is causing alarm throughout the Great Lakes region. Invasives are plants that are often imported for ornamental use, and have now gone wild and spread to places they're not wanted. The concern over these plants is so great that hundreds of land managers, educators, botanists and others attended a recent conference in Eau Claire, Wisconsin to learn more about the problem. From the Great Lakes Radio Consortium.  Go to full article

Non-native Plants Taking Over Public Lands

Government officials say invasive plants are taking over public lands at the rate of thousands of acres a day. These invasives are plants that are not native to the area. Often, plants such as garlic mustard and kudzu were brought to a region for ornamental use, before spreading to other areas where they weren't wanted. As the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Mary Jo Wagner reports, efforts to stop the spread of these plants have been spotty.  Go to full article

Slowing the Spread of Non-native Species

In the North Country, we often hear about non-native invasive species that are spreading in our lakes and rivers. Zebra mussels and Eurasian watermilfoil have been problems here for years. Now, a new effort is underway to slow invasive species that are arriving by land. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

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