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Illinois mulling options to Asian carp issue in Lake Decatur

Jul. 12, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is considering options to deal with thousands of invasive Asian carp that are clustering near the base of the Lake Decatur dam. Jacques Nuzzo, program director for the Illinois Raptor Center, said he contacted the state department after...

Kentucky wildlife officials trying new Asian carp control

Jul. 12, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — A fishing method originally developed in China will be used to remove invasive Asian carp from Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. The "unified method" of fishing drives carp through a series of large nets into a containment area, where they can be harvested, said Kevin Irons, aquatic...

Reptile invasion: Florida agency encourages killing iguanas

Jul. 3, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Non-native iguanas are multiplying so rapidly in South Florida that a state wildlife agency is now encouraging people to kill them. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission news release says people should exterminate the large green lizards on their properties as...

Louisiana asks public help with invasive Asian swamp eels

Jun. 29, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An invasive species of swamp eel has been found in New Orleans, and a state biologist says it's the first time this species has been found in the United States. Investigators don't know whether the Asian swamp eels were released accidentally or on purpose in Bayou St. John, said...

US releases review on removing vegetation to stop wildfires

Jun. 24, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials have released their review on removing or changing vegetation over a huge swath of the U.S. West to stop wildfires on land used for cattle ranching, recreation and habitat for imperiled sage grouse. The work would occur on strips of land up to 165 yards (150 meters)...