Latest Great Lakes Stories

2011-05-05 06:00:00

The U.S. Department of the Interior on Wednesday said it is formally removing the gray wolf of the Rocky Mountain region from the endangered species list, after a Congressional order was made last month. It also plans to seek for removal of thousands of more wolves in the western Great Lakes region from the endangered species list as well, because they have returned to "healthy levels," Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told AFP. The removal from the endangered species listing are for up to...

2011-04-16 00:47:04

A new paper appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) suggests that people, governments, and institutions that shape the way people interact may be just as important for determining environmental conditions as the environmental processes themselves. "Tipping points," qualitative changes in an ecosystem that often result in reduced ecosystem health and are difficult and costly to reverse increasingly concern environmental scientists. The prevailing assumption...

2011-04-14 13:15:00

The ongoing spread of non-native mussels in the Great Lakes has caused "massive, ecosystem-wide changes" throughout lakes Michigan and Huron, two of the planet's largest freshwater lakes, according to a new University of Michigan-led study. The blitzkrieg advance of two closely related species of mussels"”the zebra and quagga"”is stripping the lakes of their life-supporting algae, resulting in a remarkable ecological transformation and threatening the multibillion-dollar U.S....

2011-04-14 11:03:21

Choosing optimal growing locations limits algal biofuel's water use High oil prices and environmental and economic security concerns have triggered interest in using algae-derived oils as an alternative to fossil fuels. But growing algae "” or any other biofuel source "” can require a lot of water. However, a new study shows that being smart about where we grow algae can drastically reduce how much water is needed for algal biofuel. Growing algae for biofuel, while being...

2011-04-07 05:00:00

CHEYENNE, Wyo., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. (OTC Bulletin Board: GLUX) today announced preliminary passenger traffic results for the month of March 2011. MARCH 2011 AND YEAR TO DATE STATISTICS Mar-11 Mar-10 Change Passengers Enplaned 42,832 38,381 11.6 % Revenue Passenger Miles (000) 13,239 11,178 18.4 % Available Seat Miles (000) 32,229...

2011-03-14 09:35:00

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Automotive leasing in the United States in 2010 represented nearly 19 percent of overall vehicle transactions, according to Polk. This represents a 5.8 percentage point increase over 2009 leasing penetration rates of just 13.1 percent during the economic crisis as several OEMs were pulling away from leasing (See Table A). "OEMs began to increase their leasing activities in 2010, and consumers have increased confidence in the market and in...

2011-03-08 10:31:00

CHEYENNE, Wyo., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. (OTC Bulletin Board: GLUX) today announced preliminary passenger traffic results for the month of February 2011. FEBRUARY 2011 AND YEAR TO DATE STATISTICS Feb-11 Feb-10 Change Passengers Enplaned 35,910 33,255 8.0 % Revenue Passenger Miles (000) 11,103 9,672 14.8 %...

2011-02-28 09:30:00

Conservation and fishing groups are calling on the federal government to improve outdated laws and prevent the next invasion WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Asian carp were allowed into this country under a law governing animal imports that was passed in 1900, and which has remained unchanged, despite a drastically different global trade reality. As two species of Asian carp, bighead and silver, knock at the door of the Great Lakes, conservation and fishing groups are...

2011-02-20 21:50:51

New studies demonstrate potential increases in waterborne toxins and microbes A panel of scientists speaking today at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) unveiled new research and models demonstrating how climate change could increase exposure and risk of human illness originating from ocean, coastal and Great Lakes ecosystems, with some studies projecting impacts to be felt within 30 years. "With 2010 the wettest year on record and third...

2011-02-15 17:34:00

Coalition Asks U.S. Representatives to Prevent Economic Devastation in the Great Lakes CHICAGO, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A vote on Amendment No. 24 to House Resolution 1, put forward by Michigan Representative Dave Camp, will take place tomorrow in the U.S. House of Representatives. The amendment aims to close the shipping locks serving the Chicago Area Waterway System - the only navigable link between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River. Rep Camp's amendment...

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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...

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...

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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