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2013-04-09 11:19:52

Floating plastic debris – which helps populate the infamous "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" in the Pacific Ocean – has become a problem in the Great Lakes, the largest body of fresh water in the world. Scientists reported on the latest findings from the Great Lakes here today at the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society. "The massive production of plastic and inadequate disposal has made plastic...

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2013-04-05 04:00:24

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 3-4: The big story over the past couple of days has been the strong storm system that moved through the eastern half of the United States dumping heavy rainfall amounts along the Gulf Coast and also severe weather into Florida. The second story has been the below normal temps moving across the northern United States again associated...

2013-04-04 15:08:18

“DNA from Asian carp has been found only in areas where Asian carp have been caught, i.e., Chicago area waterway and the western basin of Lake Erie” Scientists from the University of Notre Dame, The Nature Conservancy, and Central Michigan University presented their findings of Asian carp DNA throughout the Great Lakes in a study published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.  “The good news is that we have found no evidence that Asian carp are...

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2013-04-03 04:00:06

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 2: The first big story from yesterday was the severe weather that broke out over Texas in the late night hours with many places seeing very large hail. The second big story was the colder weather that has settled back in over the Northern Plains and Great Lakes associated with another cold high pressure center. The third story was the...

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2013-04-02 04:00:04

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 1: The big news for the past 24 hours was the showers that pushed through the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast region. Another area was also back over Texas and parts of Oklahoma where showers and thunderstorms started to develop. Big Story Weather Discussion for April 2: High pressure in the Great Lakes will bring partly cloudy skies...

2013-03-28 23:04:28

Veteran actress Ann Stevenson Whitney lives at Westminster Place retirement community in Evanston, IL, but she is far from "retired." Ms. Whitney is currently performing five times a week in the highly praised "Everything is Illuminated" at the Next Theatre in Evanston, which has been extended until April 14, 2013. Evanston, IL (PRWEB) March 28, 2013 Ann Stevenson Whitney, veteran actress of Chicago stage, film, and commercials, is a new resident at Westminster Place retirement community in...

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2013-03-22 04:00:38

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from March 21: Showers and snow fell through Arkansas and Tennessee, while moderate rain fell back over Northern Texas. A few snow showers spread through the Dakotas, and high pressure brought nice weather to the Southeast and Gulf Coast. A few showers also pushed across the Northwest. Big Story Weather Discussion for March 22: High...

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2013-03-19 04:00:46

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from March 18: The big stories for yesterday included the severe weather outbreak over the Southeast and Gulf Coast region with well over 100 reports of wind and hail damage along with a few tornadoes. The biggest threat was the hail as some places saw hail as large as tennis balls and also baseballs. The second big story was the blizzard...

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2013-03-12 04:00:44

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from March 11: Moderate snowfall fell across the Great Lakes, while moderate rains were found from the Gulf Coast into the Southeast. The West was mostly dry except for the Northwest. Colder air began to filter in over the Northern Plains. Big Story Weather Discussion for March 12: Low pressure will be moving into the Northeast today...


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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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