invasive species http://wfpl.org en Emerald Ash Borer Still a Threat to Louisville's Trees, But City Response is Piecemeal http://wfpl.org/post/emerald-ash-borer-still-threat-louisvilles-trees-city-response-piecemeal <p>As Louisville begins to confront an urban tree canopy decimated by drought and storms, another hazard is poised to do even more damage. <a href="http://www.emeraldashborer.info/#sthash.GH6og1Kq.dpbs" target="_blank">Emerald ash borers</a> are invasive beetles that attack ash trees; if the trees aren’t treated, the pest could wipe out most or all of Louisville’s ash trees. But the city still lacks a comprehensive plan to combat the insect.</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 16:05:35 +0000 Erica Peterson 5687 at http://wfpl.org Emerald Ash Borer Still a Threat to Louisville's Trees, But City Response is Piecemeal In Kentucky's Carp Madness, Fishermen Net 83,000 Pounds Of Invasive Species http://wfpl.org/post/kentuckys-carp-madness-fishermen-net-83000-pounds-invasive-species <p>Asian carp is an invasive species of fish that can devastate aquatic ecosystems and, as they have a propensity for leaping out of the water, injure boaters. And once they've gotten into a river or lake, they're nearly impossible to get out. But for two days this week in Western Kentucky, teams of commercial fishermen tried. They descended on two lakes to catch as many Asian carp as possible. It was a tournament sponsored by the commonwealth and it was called…Carp Madness.</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 17:25:51 +0000 Erica Peterson 4508 at http://wfpl.org In Kentucky's Carp Madness, Fishermen Net 83,000 Pounds Of Invasive Species Kentucky Officials Hopes to Thin Out Carp Population With Carp Madness Tournament http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-officials-hopes-thin-out-carp-population-carp-madness-tournament <p>The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife is tackling the state’s growing problem with Asian carp in a new way: pitting fishermen against each other in a contest to catch the most of the invasive species.</p><p>It’s called <a href="https://fw.ky.gov/carpmadnessinfo.asp" target="_blank">Carp Madness.</a> For two days next month, teams of commercial fishermen will descend on two Western Kentucky lakes and fill their boats with pounds of Asian Carp. First prize for the most pounds of carp is $10,000.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 22:31:42 +0000 Erica Peterson 4137 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Officials Hopes to Thin Out Carp Population With Carp Madness Tournament Researcher Says Carbon Dioxide Could Stop Spread of Asian Carp http://wfpl.org/post/researcher-says-carbon-dioxide-could-stop-spread-asian-carp <p>A researcher at the University of Illinois has found a new way to possibly stop the spread of Asian carp throughout the country's waterways: carbon dioxide.</p><p>Here's the story <a href="http://news.aces.illinois.edu/news/underwater-co%E2%82%82-shows-potential-barrier-asian-carp" target="_blank">from the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences:</a></p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 21:54:47 +0000 Erica Peterson 3597 at http://wfpl.org Researcher Says Carbon Dioxide Could Stop Spread of Asian Carp Fishery Capitalizing on Asian Carp Invasion Seeks to Expand into Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/fishery-capitalizing-asian-carp-invasion-seeks-expand-kentucky <p>An Illinois-based fishery is working to open a plant in western Kentucky to process large amounts of Asian carp into fertilizer and food. Asian carp is an invasive species, and has been slowly working its way toward the Great Lakes.</p><p>Schafer's--headquartered in Thompson, Illinois--is highlighted in a <a href="http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/science/july-dec12/carp_07-26.html" target="_blank">recent PBS story</a> about Asian carp.</p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 19:25:01 +0000 Erica Peterson 1383 at http://wfpl.org Fishery Capitalizing on Asian Carp Invasion Seeks to Expand into Kentucky