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2011-07-18 15:07:30

Shipwreck enthusiasts find a bounty of nautical relics preserved in the chilly depths of the Great Lakes. But only within the last decade have explorers and scientists begun to reveal the secrets of a much different - and much more ancient - sunken treasure in Lake Huron: sinkholes. As EARTH explores in its August feature "Great Lakes Geologic Sunken Treasure," researchers have recently begun exploring several mysterious sinkholes in Lake Huron. These pockets of water teem with microbial life...

2011-07-13 12:30:00

Five Major Parks In or Near Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin Highlighted; Significant and Growing Impact on Beaches, Wildlife, Tourism Revenue and Jobs Detailed. CHICAGO, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five major Great Lakes national parks are already feeling the impact of climate change in the forms of rising temperatures, decreased winter ice, eroding shorelines, spreading disease, and a crowding out of key wildlife and plant life, according to a major new...

2011-07-07 13:53:00

CHEYENNE, Wyo., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. (OTC Bulletin Board: GLUX) today announced preliminary passenger traffic results for the month of June 2011. JUNE 2011 AND YEAR TO DATE STATISTICS June-11 June-10 Change Passengers Enplaned 48,181 44,476 8.3 % Revenue Passenger Miles (000) 14,810 13,273 11.6 % Available Seat Miles (000)...

2011-07-07 07:15:00

CHICAGO, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Save the dates of October 4-5, 2012 to learn about water quality, water conservation and alternative energy systems for breweries, with presentations by industry experts and speakers donating their time and expertise. The fifth Great Lakes Water Conservation Conference will be held in Chicago, IL and will be sponsored by Briggs of Burton, Inc. Panels and presentations will feature installations for conservation, on-site wastewater treatment,...

2011-06-14 14:21:00

MEADVILLE, Pa., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boaters and anglers are being asked to take steps to prevent the further spread of zebra mussels after the Department of Environmental Protection discovered the nuisance species in Conneaut Lake, Crawford County. Regional DEP staff found three zebra mussels during June 10 sampling, two in the lake and one in the Conneaut Outlet immediately below the lake. "The small number suggests that the current population of zebra mussels is...

2011-06-07 15:28:00

CHEYENNE, Wyo., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. (OTC Bulletin Board: GLUX.OB - news) today announced preliminary passenger traffic results for the month of May 2011. MAY 2011 AND YEAR TO DATE STATISTICS May-11 May-10 Change Passengers Enplaned 44,445 41,822 6.3 % Revenue Passenger Miles (000) 13,741 12,410 10.7 % Available...

2011-06-05 06:49:00

CLEVELAND, June 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Lakes Science Center celebrated John Glenn's legacy and his forthcoming 90th birthday during the Reach for the Stars Benefit Saturday, June 4. Senator Glenn shared his inspirational story with guests during a keynote speech that stressed the importance of education, especially in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to make America competitive. He was presented with a letter from President Barack Obama that stated, "The remarkable...

2011-05-24 14:08:00

ERIE, Pa., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Educating homeowners about sustainable lawn care behaviors and the responsible use of fertilizers in preserving water quality was the focus of a water quality forum held today in Erie, Pa. Hosted by Environment Erie, the Alliance for the Great Lakes and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG), the forum, which was attended by a diverse group of stakeholders representing urban planning, stormwater management, and water quality stakeholders,...

2011-05-12 17:26:00

BUFFALO, N.Y., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The warmer the summer, the more dead birds and fish you can expect to see along the shores of Lake Erie, according to a recent study led by Alicia Perez-Fuentetaja, research scientist of the Great Lakes Center at Buffalo State College and associate professor of biology. The study appears online in the Journal of Great Lakes Research. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110512/DC01391) The deaths result from outbreaks of type...

2011-05-06 14:41:00

CHEYENNE, Wyo., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. (OTC Bulletin Board: GLUX) today announced preliminary passenger traffic results for the month of April 2011. APRIL 2011 AND YEAR TO DATE STATISTICS Apr-11 Apr-10 Change Passengers Enplaned 39,541 37,985 4.1 % Revenue Passenger Miles (000) 12,377 11,159 10.9 % Available Seat Miles (000)...


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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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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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