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2014-10-23 12:23:05

Sharing the beauty of our oceans and Great Lakes: a photo every day and a video every week SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) today celebrates its 42nd anniversary of protecting America's most treasured ocean and Great Lakes areas by launching a new social media campaign - Earth is Blue. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141023/153879 National marine sanctuaries protect some of the planet's most...

2014-10-22 23:07:32

The Ontario Clean Technology Alliance ­– a collective of regional and municipal economic development organizations across Ontario is attending Greenbuild 2014 in New Orleans, the world's largest event for sustainable building, to attract more green technology talent to the province while showcasing the wares of 23 green building technology products and services companies. New Orleans, Louisiana (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Larger than Lower Manhattan south of Houston Street, and...

2014-10-13 23:08:41

The largest regional conference on invasive species in the US, the third biennial Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference, will meet in Duluth, Minnesota from October 20-22, 2014. Over 250 presentations and exhibit resources will highlight recent successes and future strategies to combat the spread of non-native and invasive plants, insects and animals into lands and waters. Duluth, Minnesota (PRWEB) October 13, 2014 “Invasive species affect our economy, leisure activities and even...

2014-09-28 16:21:44

Laughter Is The Best Medicine II event brought out Toronto's Most Generous Guests to Celebrate End of $60-million Private Sector Capital Campaign TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Last night, Toronto was treated to one of its most fun and funniest evenings of the year, as Chris Rock performed at Laughter Is The Best Medicine II--a comedy gala that raised $2.5 million in support of Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH.) With Will Arnett as Master of Ceremonies, over 1400 guests...

2014-09-25 16:26:49

Will Arnett returns to emcee the event and available for red carpet interviews TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - One of North America's leading community teaching hospitals -- Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH) -- is once again writing the city its funniest prescription with its second comedy gala, Laughter Is The Best Medicine II, on September 27, 2014 at the Allstream Centre (Automotive Building, Exhibition Place.) More than 1,400 gala guests anticipate being in stitches at the...

2014-08-15 08:23:33

CLEVELAND, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Downtown Cleveland continues to thrive with the addition of the luxury resort, The 9. It opens this September, making it a game changer for Cleveland's reorganization. Its out-of-the-box amenities and bold designs make it a marquee destination for locals and guests. The former AmeriTrust tower and historic Cleveland Trust Rotunda have been transformed into The 9, which houses the new Metropolitan Hotel for travelers and Concierge Living...

2014-08-11 23:02:29

Climate change is having a direct negative effect on the Great Lakes, including impacts to recreational value, drinking water potential, and becoming more suited to invasive species and infectious pathogens, according to a Grand Valley State University researcher. Muskegon, MI (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 Climate change is having a direct negative effect on the Great Lakes, including impacts to recreational value, drinking water potential, and becoming more suited to invasive species and...

2014-08-07 23:09:28

Early results just released from new research by Ohio State University is showing significant reductions in phosphorous runoff from farm fields, bringing new life to an ancient farming technique. Greenleaf Advisors is partnering with OSU to educate stakeholders and communicate these results at a time when phosphorus loads into the Great Lakes is a top priority in Ohio and beyond. Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 Although the phosphorus that contributed to the ban on drinking tap...

2014-08-04 16:27:55

Rotary member cycles from Seattle to D.C. to show how urban farming and gleaning helps battle food insecurity in the United States EVANSTON, Ill., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of his cross-country ride to raise awareness of community-based strategies to fight hunger in America, Seattle Rotary member Benjamin Rasmus will tour an urban farm in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood - an area plagued by food deserts. Rasmus, Rotary International General Secretary John...

2014-07-17 12:22:17

(TSX : ALC) ST. CATHARINES, ON, July 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Algoma Central Corporation ("Algoma" - www.algonet.com) is pleased to announce the arrival in Canada and the christening of its second Equinox Class bulk cargo vessel, the Algoma Harvester. The christening took place at Pier 26 South in Hamilton Harbour earlier today and was observed by an audience that included local dignitaries and members of the marine industry. Mrs. Kathy Baske, wife of Jim Baske, the President and CEO...


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The Great Lakes And Their Impact On The Weather
2012-07-23 08:58:48

The Great lakes have a huge impact in the weather for the cities that are near the lakes. In the fall and early winter months the lakes can create intense snowfall events known as “Lake Effect Snow”. The reason that this occurs has to do with the water temps of the lakes and also the temps of the air that is moving across them. When an Alberta Clipper system forms in Canada and moves Southeastward towards the US, it brings that cold air and strong Northwest winds over the warmer waters....

A Warm Front On The Weather Map
2012-06-18 16:42:53

If you look at our weather map above you see a warm front extending from Iowa into the Great Lakes region. What a warm front does is separate warm air from cool air. On the north side of the front the temps will be about 15-20 degrees cooler than on the south side of the front. The warm front is depicted on a weather map as having red half circles. The reason for using half circles it to show that advancing of the warm air from the south. Winds ahead of the warm front are from the...

2012-06-14 12:07:52

Symbol: PRPUP Group: Dicot Family: Rosaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Shrub Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   CEPU8 Cerasus pumila (L.) Michx. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:NY, OH, PA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants...

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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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2009-01-13 20:29:03

The Yellow Bullhead (Ameiurus natalis) is a species of bullhead catfish. Their range extends throughout the central and eastern US from central Texas north into North Dakota and east through the Great Lakes region to the coast. Its habitat includes pools, backwaters, and sluggish current over soft or mildly rocky substrate in creeks, small to larger rivers, and shallow portions of lakes and ponds. Yellow Bullheads are typically yellow-olive to slate-black on the back and sometimes mottled...

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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.