Tuesday, November 13, 2012

On the tributaries

According to The Associated Press, pollution related to gas well drilling is on the increase on the Allegheny River but on the decrease on the Monogahela River.

Asian carp update

Asian carp, the latest ecological apocalypse to reach the Ohio River, have been found in significant numbers in the McAlpine pool, all the way up to the Markland Locks and Dam, according to this report.

Zebra mussels were supposed to take over the river, too, but eventually ducks and other critters found ways to eat them. Perhaps a natural predator will step up and find Asian carp to be delicious.