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Asian carp roundup in Kentucky opens new front in battle

By TRAVIS LOLLER and JOHN FLESHER | February 12, 2020

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — Like a slow-motion, underwater cattle drive, wildlife officials in a half-dozen aluminum boats used pulses of electricity and sound on a recent gray morning to herd schools of Asian carp toward 1,000-foot-long (305 meters) nets.The...

High water wreaks havoc on Great Lakes, swamping communities

By JOHN FLESHER | February 7, 2020

MANISTEE, Mich. (AP) — Rita Alton has an unusual morning routine these days: Wake up. Get dressed. Go outside to see if her house is closer to tumbling down an 80-foot (24.4-meter) cliff into Lake Michigan.When her father built the 1,000-square-foot...

Energy company: Broken rod in Great Lakes poses no risk

January 29, 2020

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) — An energy company sees no reason to remove a narrow 270-foot (82.3 meter) rod from the Straits of Mackinac in northern Michigan, telling regulators that it poses no risk to the Great Lakes while embedded in the lake bottom.Enbridge...