Exotic Species Conference

Zebra mussels are the best known exotic species, but a whole host of
other nuisance invaders are causing headaches around the Great Lakes.
At a conference this week (April 26-30) in Duluth, scientists from
around the world will share recent research and strategize about how to
deal with exotic species. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Stephanie
Hemphill reports:

Environmental Taxes

As the deadline to file federal taxes approaches, lawmakers on both
sides of the aisle are calling for a massive overhaul of the Internal
Revenue Service. Proposals for a national sales tax or a flat tax are
receiving some support, but one official for an advocacy group says
the government should tax pollution. The Great Lakes Radio
Consortium’s Tom Scheck reports:

Fox River a Superfund Site?

Environmentalists are pushing the Environmental Protection Agency todeclare the Fox River in Wisconsin a Superfund site. The Great LakesRadio Consortium’s Lester Graham reports: