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2014-06-10 20:20:54

Shedd Aquarium working with GREMM and its scientific collaborators to support research and conservation of beluga whales in the St. Lawrence Seaway QUEBEC CITY, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chicago's John G. Shedd Aquarium, a world class leader in animal care and conservation research, and Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals (GREMM), a Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to the scientific research of beluga whales, today signed a memorandum of...

2014-06-10 12:21:47

Rule announced at Capitol Hill Ocean Week WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Counselor to the President John Podesta announced today that The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is releasing the final rule reopening the Sanctuary Nomination and Evaluation Process. The announcement came during Podesta's keynote address at Capitol Hill Ocean Week® (CHOW). The rulemaking allows Americans to nominate areas in our ocean and Great Lakes as national...

2014-06-02 23:08:01

EarthTec QZ Gains EPA and NSF Approval to Provide Industry’s Most Economical Answer to Zebra and Quagga Mussel Proliferation Bentonville, AR (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 Earth Science Laboratories Inc. officially launched today its EarthTec QZ product to control zebra and quagga mussels in a cost-effective and environmentally friendly manner. EarthTec QZ is the first and only chemical control method currently approved by both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in open waters...

2014-05-29 08:23:48

Report shows URC accounted for nearly $300 million in water research, education and outreach activities over past five years MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Michigan's University Research Corridor (URC) is playing a major role in protecting the water resources of Michigan and the Great Lakes region and using those resources to promote economic development in the state and globally, a new report shows. The three universities that make up the URC - Michigan State...

2014-05-29 08:21:25

Palmen Auto Stores of Kenosha and Racine, Wis., stocks wide variety of pre-owned auto options KENOSHA, Wis., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Car buyers in Wisconsin who are looking for a used option at a good price may be inclined to check out area classifieds before heading to a dealership, under the impression that a cheaper option is sure to be found that way. However, in many instances it ends up being the case that buying from an individual seller can lead to...

2014-04-29 16:23:13

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representatives from the departments of Environmental Protection, Community and Economic Development and Transportation joined dignitaries from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Washington, D.C. and Wisconsin as well as Ontario and Quebec at the Council of Great Lakes Governors meeting from April 25 to 26. This annual executive meeting of the Council of Great Lakes Governors focuses on environmental and economic...

2014-04-08 23:28:01

The two-day event is slated for May 7 and 8. Manufacturers of precision machined parts from western Pennsylvania, western New York and West Virginia are invited to see live cutting demonstrations on CNC machine tools from Okuma, Tsugami, Hardinge, Bridgeport and GROB as well as CNC grinders from Chevalier and Kellenberger. Windsor, Connecticut (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Morris Great Lakes, a division of Morris Group, Inc., will hold an Open House and Technology Show at its new Cranberry...

2014-03-27 16:21:37

OTTAWA, March 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Shipowners Association (CSA) is extremely pleased that the Government of Canada is responding to the need for additional icebreaking support on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Waterway. With another icebreaker, key cargo such as wheat, will move to market quicker. "This is an important move by the Canadian Government to support the Canadian short sea shipping industry on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Waterway," said Robert...

2014-03-18 04:20:10

OTTAWA, March 18, 2014 /CNW/ - With the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway facing the thickest and broadest ice cover in years, the Canadian Shipowners Association (CSA) is extremely concerned that Canada's ice-breakers will not be able to create and maintain the routes needed to move key cargo to Canadian and American industries. The Canadian Coast Guard is doing its utmost to work with resources across a large geographical area subject to heavy ice, but this situation is...

2014-03-04 23:26:45

Following the success of the initial batch of the Post Graduate Programme in Business Analytics and Management (PGP-BA) offered jointly by Jigsaw Academy and Great Lakes at their campus in Gurgaon, the course will now be offered at the Great Lakes campus in Chennai as well. Bangalore, India (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 Following the success of the first batch of the Post Graduate Programme in Business Analytics (PGP-BA) in Gurgaon, Jigsaw Academy a premier online analytics training institute,...


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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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