Commentary: Canada levies major fines on carp importers. But the glacial pace of U.S. action on carp control is like convincing federal authorities to build stronger levees before Hurricane Katrina hit. And if hearings instead of action really are required, how about holding one in the region with most at stake?
Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel refers to the Great Lakes as “our Grand Canyon.”
If he’s serious, he’ll fight carp, sewage and mercury. Water made Chicago and the mayor can improve the city’s relationship with it.
Climate change impacts songbird breeding and distribution patterns and could potentially lead to health problems in birds. Birds now migrate north earlier and south later. They might also arrive too early or too late to feed on hatching insects due to changes in climate.