asian carp http://wrvo.org en Environmental group tests Erie Canal and Oswego River water for invasive species http://wrvo.org/post/environmental-group-tests-erie-canal-and-oswego-river-water-invasive-species <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/newyork/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Nature Conservancy</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and other environmental groups are making use of a recently developed DNA sampling technique to determine whether or not any invasive species might be swimming, living or growing in the Oswego River and Erie Canal. By taking hundreds of water samples, the group believes it can slow the growth of invasive species in the state.</span></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:26:56 +0000 Gino Geruntino 58344 at http://wrvo.org Environmental group tests Erie Canal and Oswego River water for invasive species Asian carp could pose real threat to Great Lakes ecosystem http://wrvo.org/post/asian-carp-could-pose-real-threat-great-lakes-ecosystem <p>The threat of Asian Carp entering the Great Lakes has been talked about for years. While the potential of the invasive species on the lakes has not been fully determined, environmentalists are concerned the fish could hurt the lakes' ecosystem.<br /><br />Dave White, with New York Sea Grant, says big head and silver carp have been detected very close to the Great Lakes, so the risk of a flood introducing them into the lakes is always present.<br /> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 21:52:02 +0000 Gino Geruntino 46176 at http://wrvo.org Asian carp could pose real threat to Great Lakes ecosystem New York lawmakers fighting back against invasive species http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-lawmakers-fighting-back-against-invasive-species <p></p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 10:56:17 +0000 Ellen Abbott 43299 at http://wrvo.org New York lawmakers fighting back against invasive species