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FRANKLIN, Pa., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced the beginning of a three-year, 700-acre habitat improvement project on State Game Land 314 in the western portion of Erie County to provide "early successional" habitat for species such as the American woodcock and the blue-winged warbler. "Young forests with dense seedlings and shrubs are needed to benefit early successional dependent species such as the American woodcock and...
ERIE, Pa., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Educating homeowners about sustainable lawn care behaviors and the responsible use of fertilizers in preserving water quality was the focus of a water quality forum held today in Erie, Pa. Hosted by Environment Erie, the Alliance for the Great Lakes and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG), the forum, which was attended by a diverse group of stakeholders representing urban planning, stormwater management, and water quality stakeholders, discussed...
PORT CLINTON, Ohio, May 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pro Jeff Graves of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and co-angler Ed Szymczak of Osceola, Ind., caught five walleyes weighing 34 pounds, 13 ounces to win the National Guard FLW Walleye Tour tournament on Lake Erie.
BUFFALO, N.Y., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The warmer the summer, the more dead birds and fish you can expect to see along the shores of Lake Erie, according to a recent study led by Alicia Perez-Fuentetaja, research scientist of the Great Lakes Center at Buffalo State College and associate professor of biology.
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.
Large hypoxic zones low in oxygen long have been thought to have negative influences on aquatic life, but a Purdue University study shows that while these so-called dead zones have an adverse affect, not all species are impacted equally.
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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