Last week, Hillary Clinton and her canadian counterpart, Lawrence Cannon, announced that they would enter into negotiations for new agreements on the great lakes. CBC article. As outlined in the article and my recent post, the Great Lakes are in rough shape. Decades of industrial and government negligence have created a mess in the our backyard. These negotiations cannot start too soon.
One example of our failure to safeguard the lakes is the infestation by Asian Carp. The videos below vividly outline the impressive destruction of upstream rivers by asian carp – a highly invasive species brought over to clean silt in ponds in the southern US. Now, these fish are on the border of the great lakes, threatening the ecosystems of the lakes and their rivers.