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2010-09-20 08:03:27

How could climate change and our response to it affect the Great Lakes' water quality? That's the primary question a team of 27 researchers from across the University of Michigan and collaborators at other institutions will answer with a new $5-million grant from the National Science Foundation. The researchers will focus on extreme weather events caused by climate change. The Great Lakes hold 84 percent of North America's surface fresh water, and their basin is home to 10 percent of the U.S....

2010-09-14 16:35:00

Finds $1.9 billion in economic activity and 17,655 jobs related to lock activity SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, UnLock Our Jobs and the Ports of Indiana co-hosted a conference call to discuss a new report commissioned by the Ports of Indiana, and conducted by the economic consulting firm of Martin Associates, outlining the potentially devastating impact closure of the Chicago area lock system or permanent separation of the Great Lakes from the Mississippi...

2010-07-28 11:07:00

CHICAGO, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Joyce Foundation announced it is awarding 68 organizations more than $15 million in its summer 2010 grant making cycle. Invested in program areas including Education, Employment, Environment, Gun Violence, Money and Politics, Culture, and Special Opportunities, these funds will support new and continuing initiatives that will have an impact on states within the Great Lakes region. "We are excited to continue our strong commitment to the excellent...

2010-07-22 12:26:00

CHICAGO, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Great Lakes states and cities joined together to announce an initiative that seeks to transform water management and transportation in the Chicago region for the 21st Century, while safeguarding the Great Lakes from economic and ecological damage caused by Asian carp and other biological invasions from the Mississippi River basin. A team led by the Great Lakes Commission and the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative--organizations...

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2010-07-20 09:50:00

President Barack Obama has issued an executive order establishing a new National Policy for the Stewardship of the Oceans--a move intended to help protect the ecosystems of oceans, seas, and lakes throughout the United States, according to various media reports Monday. "The ocean, our coasts, and the Great Lakes provide jobs, food, energy resources, ecological services, recreation, and tourism opportunities, and play critical roles in our Nation's transportation, economy, and trade, as well...

2010-07-19 15:01:00

Five Great Lakes States Sue Chicago Agency and U.S. Army Corps to Force Ineffective, Costly Solutions SPRINGFIELD, Ill., July 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Attorneys General representing five Great Lakes states filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago in efforts to force short-term, costly and ineffective solutions to the prevent Asian carp from entering Lake Michigan. The lawsuit demands...

2010-07-13 23:01:00

Coalition Responds to Senate Subcommittee Discussion on Federal Response to Asian Carp Dispute SPRINGFIELD, Ill. July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, as members of the Senate Subcommittee on Water and Power of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources meet to discuss next steps in the federal response to Asian carp, the UnLock Our Jobs coalition urges lawmakers to reject the fear mongers and alarmists and focus, instead, on a comprehensive, logical solution to the Asian carp issue...

2010-07-13 13:20:00

UnLock Our Jobs' Membership Shows Wide Regional, Industry Support for Logical, Comprehensive Solution to Asian Carp SPRINGFIELD, Ill., July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The UnLock Our Jobs coalition, is pleased to announce the following new members: Ports of Indiana American Agriculture Movement U.S. Steel Corporation Buckley Brothers Granary of Wilmington Ohio Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers Kirby Corporation, Texas barge operator These new members indicate the broad...

2010-06-30 15:30:00

BUFFALO, N.Y., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Nearshore and Offshore Lake Erie Nutrient Study (NOLENS) concludes this month, following a year of research headed by principal investigator Chris Pennuto, a research scientist with the Buffalo State College Great Lakes Center and professor of biology. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100630/DC29280) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100630/DC29280) The fundamental question of the study was, "Why didn't Lake...

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2010-06-26 07:30:14

A wooden steamship that sank in Lake Michigan over 112 years ago has been discovered off the Milwaukee-area shoreline, and divers say the vessel appears to have been perfectly preserved by the cold, fresh waters. Brendon Baillod, the president of the Wisconsin Underwater Archaeology Association, told the Associated press (AP) that finding the 300-foot-long L.R. Doty was important because it was the largest wooden ship that remained unaccounted for. "It's the biggest one I've been involved...


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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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