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NASA Satellites Monitor Great Lakes Ice
2013-11-14 08:15:18

[ Watch the Video: A Better Way To Monitor Great Lakes Ice Cover ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) looked to the stars for inspiration as they developed a new technique that can be used to monitor the ice cover of the Great Lakes. The technique, which was developed by Son Nghiem of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California and George Leshkevich of the...

2012-03-19 15:56:33

UC´s Lauren Flick, a 19-year-old, triple-major senior, will present findings at an upcoming regional conference on the first-ever use of a surgically implanted device to record the habits of snakes in their natural environment. This particular study holds promise in “keeping score” as Ohio´s Lake Erie water snake defends its native habitat against an invasive fish species. Thanks to research by a University of Cincinnati undergraduate student and two team members,...

Large Lakes Observatory Works Toward Deeper Understanding Of How lakes Function
2011-12-13 03:45:20

[ Watch the Video ] Many parts of the ocean are better understood than some of the Earth's large lakes, despite the fact that these are key reservoirs for much of the fresh water on the planet. Since 1994, scientists at the Large Lakes Observatory (LLO) have been working to change that. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), LLO scientists study the biology, chemistry, physics and geology of large lakes around the world. "As I started doing work in Lake Superior, I...

2010-11-16 13:40:00

BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists from the Great Lakes Center at Buffalo State College will be taking a close look at Lake Erie's ecological health, thanks to three grants totaling $1.7 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Great Lakes National Program Office. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101116/DC02571) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101116/DC02571) The largest grant, $972,583, funds the purchase of...

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2010-05-20 11:12:29

Scientists are reporting that mercury levels in a popular species of game fish in Lake Erie are increasing after two decades of steady decline. The study, the most comprehensive to date on mercury levels in Great Lakes fish, is in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology, a semi-monthly journal. Satyendra Bhavsar and colleagues note that the Great Lakes is the largest group of freshwater lakes in the world. The lakes are of significant economic importance to the United States and Canada...

2009-07-24 20:03:29

A group of shipwreck wants proposes to raise a schooner from the bottom of Lake Erie and display it in a tank in Buffalo, N.Y., a member of the group said. We have the birth of the city of Buffalo right there, sitting in the middle of Lake Erie in pristine condition, said Pat Clyne, a videographer. Clyne specializes in filming shipwrecks and is a member of North East Research, the group that plans to lift the schooner out of the lake. At least two cities in Europe have made major tourist...

2009-06-09 15:33:39

Live fish taken from Lake St. Clair in Michigan show no outward sign of a disease that could have killed thousands of fish in recent days, a biologist said. Dead fish, including bass, muskie, perch, smallmouth bass and walleye, have been washing up dead on the shores of the lake and fouling the water for days, The Detroit News reported. The lake, north of Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, lies on the U.S.-Canada border and between two of the Great Lakes, Michigan and Huron. Bob Haas, a state...

2008-07-27 12:00:28

By Tammy Stables Battaglia, Detroit Free Press Jul. 27--Macomb County residents may not think of themselves as coastal residents in the traditional sense. But a series of boat tours leaving the Metro Beach Metropark docks in the next couple of weeks is designed to change that. Michigan Sea Grant, a federally funded marine research and education program with a local office in Clinton Township, organizes the cruises. "Here in Michigan, you've got more shoreline than any state other than...

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2008-06-19 00:10:00

CHICAGO -- When thousands of bloody, hemorrhaging fish recently turned up on the Lake Michigan shore south of Milwaukee, it confirmed the worst fears of scientists worried that an Ebola-like virus stalking Great Lakes fish would strike closer to Chicago. The dead fish were round gobies, a small invasive species that many feel is better off dead. But unlike many other diseases that tend to hit one or two types of fish, this viral strain has led to large fish kills involving more than 30...

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2007-08-15 16:30:00

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Erosion caused by dredging and other human activities on the St. Clair River is causing Lakes Huron and Michigan to lose 2.5 billion gallons of water daily, according to a private Canadian study. Like a bathtub drain, the artificially deepened river is funneling vast amounts of water into Lake Erie, where it flows east to Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River before eventually being lost to the Atlantic Ocean, says the study released Tuesday. Sponsored by the...


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2009-07-21 15:56:27

The snowbelt is a North American region that lies downwind of the Great lakes, where heavy snowfall is common on mostly the eastern and southern shores of the Great Lakes. Lake-effect snow is caused by cold air picking up moisture while crossing the lake and then releasing it as snow when the air cools over land. Throughout much of the winter, lakes produce lake-effect snow and continuously cloudy skies. This phenomenon continues as long as the air temperature is colder than the water...

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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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