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2011-01-22 08:53:57

Second study to examine levels of contaminants in plankton, sportfish Researchers from Upstate New York institutions, including the University at Buffalo, have documented elevated levels of two industrial pollutants in carp in eastern Lake Erie, adding to the body of scientific work demonstrating the lasting environmental effects of human activity and waste disposal on the Great Lakes. The two contaminants the scientists studied were polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), manmade organic compounds...

2011-01-10 11:32:00

CHEYENNE, Wyo., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. (OTC Bulletin Board: GLUX) today announced preliminary passenger traffic results for the month of December 2010 and year ending December 31, 2010. DECEMBER 2010 AND YEAR ENDING STATISTICS Dec-10 Dec-09 Change Passengers Enplaned 42,462 40,884 3.9% Revenue Passenger Miles (000) 13,022...

2011-01-07 19:38:00

CLEVELAND, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo), the non-profit organization spearheading Northeast Ohio's efforts to develop a regional offshore wind sector, and Freshwater Wind, LLC, the private developer partnering with LEEDCo to catalyze this growth industry of the future, have signed an option with the State of Ohio to lease specified acreage for an initial offshore wind project in Lake Erie. "We are pleased the option to lease has been...

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2010-12-09 12:25:00

'Tis the season ... for snow. Thundersnow. Rare anywhere, thundersnow is sometimes heard during the lake-effect snowstorms of the Great Lakes. The interaction of clouds and ice pellets inside these storms generates a charge, with lightning and thunder the result. How to catch thundersnow in action? This winter, a stalwart veteran of tornadoes, hurricanes and other severe storms will be waiting. Enter the Doppler-on-Wheels It's called the Doppler-on-Wheels (DOW), a National Science Foundation...

2010-12-02 15:01:00

Decision denies requests to cutoff interstate commerce SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Judge Robert M. Dow of the U.S. District Court in Chicago ruled that the Chicago locks will remain open in the case filed against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in early July by several Midwest states seeking immediate action to separate the lakes from the Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS). The judge's ruling means that the locks - through which more than $29 billion...

2010-11-16 13:40:00

BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists from the Great Lakes Center at Buffalo State College will be taking a close look at Lake Erie's ecological health, thanks to three grants totaling $1.7 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Great Lakes National Program Office. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101116/DC02571) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101116/DC02571) The largest grant, $972,583, funds the purchase of...

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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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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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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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