Month: January 2018

Snyder proposes Great Lakes Basin Partnership to block Asian carp

SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the creation of a new Great Lakes Basin Partnership to Block Asian Carp that will commit strategic and financial resources to support the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Tentatively Selected Plan (TSP). The partnership will offer a combination of solutions to reduce the risk of invasive carp from entering the Great Lakes at the Brandon Road Lock & Dam in Joliet, Illinois. Michigan, Ontario, Ohio and Wisconsin are the founding members of this partnership. Together, these jurisdictions represent more than 90% of Great Lakes surface area. “Michigan is stepping up to take a leadership role due to the urgency of this situation and the efforts necessary to prevent the entry of Asian carp into the Great Lakes,” Snyder said. “Invasive carp pose a huge risk to several of our state’s economic drivers, including tourism and fishing. Our natural resources are what make Pure Michigan so special and, as a state, we need to do everything we can to protect these resources for generations to come. “No single state, province or government jurisdiction should have to bear the sole responsibility of keeping invasive carp out of the Great Lakes. Michigan is excited to partner with Ohio, Ontario and Wisconsin, and is looking to join with other states and provinces in the Great Lakes Basin to work collaboratively. We need to maximize...

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NASA TV to Air Russian Spacewalk at the International Space Station

Two veteran Russian cosmonaut spacewalkers will venture outside the International Space Station on Friday, Feb. 2, for a planned 6.5-hour station servicing session. Live coverage of the spacewalk will air on NASA Television and the agency’s website beginning at 9:45 a.m. EST. Read more here:: NASA TV to Air Russian Spacewalk at the International Space Station Bookmark It Hide...

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NASA Television to Air Live Coverage of Upcoming Rare Lunar Eclipse

Sky-gazers are in for a rare treat Wednesday, Jan. 31, when three celestial events combine to create a super blue blood moon. NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of the celestial spectacle beginning at 5:30 a.m. EST. Read more here:: NASA Television to Air Live Coverage of Upcoming Rare Lunar Eclipse Bookmark It Hide...

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NASA Invites Media to Upcoming NOAA GOES-S Satellite Launch

Media accreditation is open for the launch Thursday, March 1, of the second in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) series of next-generation geostationary weather satellites. Read more here:: NASA Invites Media to Upcoming NOAA GOES-S Satellite Launch Bookmark It Hide...

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