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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...

2010-06-23 16:21:00

Instance of Carp North of Barrier No Indication of Self-Sustaining Population CHICAGO, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recently, during routine monitoring efforts related to the control of Asian carp in the Illinois Waterway System, member agencies of the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee announced that a single Asian carp has been found near Calumet Harbor. As a result of this latest development UnLock Our Jobs released the following statement: "A few isolated incidents of...

2010-06-07 18:36:00

CHEYENNE, Wyo., June 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. (OTC Bulletin Board: GLUX) today announced preliminary passenger traffic results for the month of May 2010. MAY 2010 AND YEAR TO DATE STATISTICS May-10 May-09 Change Passengers Enplaned 41,822 40,724 2.7 % Revenue Passenger Miles (000) 12,410 11,190 10.9 % Available Seat Miles (000)...

2010-06-03 06:00:00

Rep. Debbie Halvorson, UnLock Our Jobs Coalition Push for Rational Approach to Asian Carp CHICAGO, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a second massive fish kill produced no evidence of Asian carp in the Chicago Area Waterways System (CAWS) upstream of current barriers, Illinois Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson (D-11) and the UnLock Our Jobs coalition, a collection of concerned labor, agriculture, and business representatives will host a press conference tomorrow morning to call for...

2010-05-27 16:52:00

Massive fish kill yields no carp, proponents concede lock closure wrong step SPRINGFIELD, Ill., May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following a one week lock closure to accommodate a fish kill on a two mile stretch of the Little Calumet River in search of Asian carp, none of the invasive species was found. As a result, proponents of lock closure now acknowledge their call for lock closure was unwarranted. Nick Schroeck, director of the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center in Detroit admits,...

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2010-05-20 11:12:29

Scientists are reporting that mercury levels in a popular species of game fish in Lake Erie are increasing after two decades of steady decline. The study, the most comprehensive to date on mercury levels in Great Lakes fish, is in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology, a semi-monthly journal. Satyendra Bhavsar and colleagues note that the Great Lakes is the largest group of freshwater lakes in the world. The lakes are of significant economic importance to the United States and Canada...

2010-05-19 14:30:00

BUFFALO, N.Y., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The wind, the water, the wide blue sky -- what could be more "green" than a summer day boating on your favorite river or lake? (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100519/DC07742) According to Caleb Basiliko, research fleet manager at Buffalo State College's Great Lakes Center Field Station, boaters can take several steps to make their summer on New York State's waterways as green as possible. "One thing we're doing at the Field...

2010-04-26 11:47:00

More than 230 Will Attend CHICAGO, April 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Calumet Summit 2010 Committee: WHAT: More than 230 researchers, educators, public officials, and other stakeholders will participate in an unprecedented bi-state effort to re-think the ecological future of the Calumet Region, one of the world's most diverse landscapes. WHEN: April 27 & 28, 2010 8:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. WHERE: The Calumet Conference Center Purdue University...

2010-04-22 09:06:00

CHICAGO, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Joyce Foundation announced it is awarding 49 organizations nearly $10 million in its spring 2010 grant making cycle. Invested in six different program areas including Education, Employment, Environment, Culture, Gun Violence, and Money and Politics, these funds will support new and continuing initiatives that will have an impact on states within the Great Lakes region. "At Joyce, our goal is to support organizations and opportunities that...


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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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