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2010-02-21 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson and members of the Council of Great Lakes Governors today unveiled an ambitious action plan designed to address the most serious environmental challenges facing the Great Lakes ecosystem. "The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative highlights the important and urgent cause of protecting and restoring this valuable natural treasure," Governor Rendell said....

2010-02-18 14:38:00

FREMONT, Mich., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Fremont Insurance (OTC Bulletin Board: FMMH), a Michigan-based property and casualty insurance carrier, is pleased to announce new enhancements to the company's yacht policy, giving policyholders the freedom to travel virtually anywhere in North America without fear of loss of coverage or the added expense of travel endorsements. Fremont Insurance has expanded the company's standard navigation coverage to include virtually every inland lake and...

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2010-02-12 07:05:00

With Asian carp set to ravage the Great Lakes, the federal government has devised a 78.5 million dollar plan that cannot promise to fend off the predators, and does not utilize the most powerful weapon in its arsenal, the Associated Press reported. The most promising method to keep the carp from wreaking havoc in the lakes and threatening its $7 billion fishing industry is to cut the link between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River basin, which was built by engineers in Chicago over 100...

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2010-01-28 08:25:42

A deadly fish virus that was first discovered in the Northeast in 2005 has been found for the first time in fish from Lake Superior, report Cornell researchers. That means that the virus has now been documented in all of the Great Lakes. The viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV), which causes fatal anemia and hemorrhaging in many fish species, poses no threat to humans, said Paul Bowser, professor of aquatic animal medicine at Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine. Bowser and...

2010-01-27 09:10:00

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Great Lakes Water Conservation Workshop is proud to announce that Alfa Laval USA will be the Silver Sponsor for the one-day event, to be held at the Rochester Museum & Science Center in downtown Rochester, NY. The one-day workshop will be held on Friday, March 26, 2010, 8:30-4:30 at the Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Avenue in Rochester, NY, and focuses on best practices in water conservation for small and medium-sized craft...

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2010-01-20 15:45:00

Officials said Tuesday that huge Asian carp - which act like "aquatic vacuum cleaners" and leap into the air when spooked by motorboats - may have invaded the Great Lakes despite a massive effort to block them. According to an AFP report, researchers analyzed water samples and discovered fragments of Asian carp DNA in Lake Michigan, although there is no evidence that the fast-breeding fish have breached electric barriers set up along Chicago-area waterways. "Clearly this is not good news,"...

2010-01-07 16:41:00

CHEYENNE, Wyo., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. (OTC Bulletin Board: GLUX) today announced preliminary passenger traffic results for the month of December 2009 and year ending December 31, 2009. DECEMBER 2009 AND YEAR ENDING STATISTICS Dec-09 Dec-08 Change Passengers Enplaned 40,884 43,576 (6.2)% Revenue Passenger Miles (000)...

2009-12-17 11:50:00

DAVIS, Calif., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) announces it will join forces with SePRO Corporation (SePRO) to develop MBI's microbial-based product, Zequanox(TM) for use in controlling invasive zebra and quagga mussels in open water situations. Invasive mussel populations have been widespread in the Great Lakes and Midwest regions of North America for two decades. More recently, quagga mussels have established themselves in the Colorado River and are rapidly...

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2009-12-11 06:15:00

Giant, ravenous Asian carp are soon to roam the Great Lakes, and the region's $7 billion fishing industry has reason to be concerned. Pat Chrysler, who has nearly 40 years of experience as a fishing guide on the Great Lakes, has seen the impact that other invasive species have had and is now worried about the effect the huge, ferocious Asian carp could have on the nation's largest bodies of freshwater. "It's like introducing piranhas to the Great Lakes," Chrysler told the Associated Press....

2009-12-07 14:30:00

DETROIT, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: SAE Detroit Section and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Enterprise Forum of the Great Lakes. The SAE is a global association of more than 121,000 engineers and related technical experts in the automotive, aerospace and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE's members have been and continue to be industry innovator and commercialization leaders. The MIT Enterprise Forum of the Great Lakes (MITEF Great Lakes) is one of the 24 worldwide...


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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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