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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...

2014-07-15 23:08:02

EarthTec QZ was named as one of the Top 10 Water Technologies, as judged and selected by Water Online after a very successful showing at the 2014 Annual Conference and Exposition of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) in Boston during the week of June 8, 2014. Bentonville, AR (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 EarthTec QZ was recognized as best alternative for controlling zebra and quagga mussel proliferation. Following a very successful showing at the 2014 Annual Conference and Exposition of...

2014-07-15 23:07:29

EarthTec QZ announced today that it is officially registered for use in the state of California along with 24 other states to control zebra and quagga mussels in a cost-effective and environmentally friendly manner. Bentonville, AR (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 EarthTec QZ gains California EPA approval to provide industry’s most economical answer to zebra and quagga mussel proliferation. EarthTec QZ announced today that it is officially registered for use in the state of California along with...

Significant Harmful Algal Bloom In Western Lake Erie Predicted This Summer
2014-07-11 03:13:09

NOAA Headquarters NOAA and its research partners predict that western Lake Erie will have a significant bloom of cyanobacteria, a toxic blue-green algae, during the 2014 bloom season in late summer. However, the predicted bloom is expected to be smaller than last year's intense bloom, and considerably less than the record-setting 2011 bloom. Bloom impacts will vary across the lake's western basin and are classified by an estimate of both its concentration and how far it spreads....

2014-07-02 23:03:43

Michigan Governor Snyder urged to exercise full authority over Enbridge Pipeline No. 5 under public lands easement agreement and Great Lakes Submerged Land Act Traverse City Michigan (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Traverse City – Seventeen conservation, water and environmental groups and the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians today sent a letter to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder urging greater state action to regulate Enbridge Pipeline No. 5. The 61 year-old pipeline transports nearly 23...

2014-06-11 12:21:14

Announcement made during Capitol Hill Ocean Week WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) announced at the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation's (NMSF) 12th annual Ocean Awards Gala June 10 that he is introducing the Great Lakes Cultural Heritage Assessment Act next month. Sen. Levin's proposed bill would direct the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to identify underwater areas in the Great Lakes that possess significant...


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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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