Australia will use the herpes virus to eradicate its out-of-control carp population

The Australian government has committed $15 million (about $11.4 million US) of its federal budget to help eradicate the country's carp population, The Guardian reports. The budget will go toward a plan that will introduce a carp-specific herpes virus into Australia's river system. Australia is currently in the middle of what Science Minister Christopher Pyne reportedly called "carp-aggedon."

Scientists from Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) have been...

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