Meanwhile, climate change has continued to impact the Basin: Asian carp
are moving closer to Lake Michigan, and water levels set record highs and lows.
This newly revised and expanded second edition features discussions of disinfection, Asian carp
, green strategies, the evolution of the Chicago Riverwalk, and the river's rejuvenation.
To find out what state the river is in, he tackles an advancing army of Asian carp
, encounters some of the oldest inhabitants of the river, and meets the people hoping to fix the water's issues.
Environmental journalist Andrew Reeves labels Overrun "an environmental travelogue." In it, he follows the Asian carp
along its invasive path through North America.
, also known as silver or flying carp, are threatened in their native habitat in the Chinese Heilongjiang, Yangtze, and Pearl River basins, but have become increasingly successful at populating the Mississippi river network since first being introduced into Arkansas catfish farms in the 1970s to control algae Through latching onto the canals as a way of spreading their domain further across the country, there are now substantial fears that this invasive species may be able to access Lake Michigan and the wider Great Lakes - which store an incredible 21 per cent of the entire world's fresh water.
nobilis), often recognized as "Asian carp
," have become abundant in many Illinois waterbodies (Chick and Pegg, 2001; McClelland et al., 2012) and may influence available prey resources for otters.
Foxes, rabbits, rats, turtles, Burmese pythons and Asian carp
are a few of the invasive animals introduced by people into countries and ecosystems to which they do not belong.
Team Akubic from Taiwan won Virgin's $10,000 cash prize for its proposed solution to help monitor the potential locations of the Asian carp
species in the Great Lakes to better predict when the species will spawn.
For the last few decades, environmentalists have been fighting to contain a species of fish known as the Asian carp
. Asian carp
is not native to America.
In Louisiana, he braves an attack from jumping Asian carp
and meets the frog princesses of Rayne.
The Asian carp
(about 30lbs each) go crazy when they hear the engines of the boats and start jumping, sometimes into the boat.