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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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2010-05-20 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...

2010-05-13 07:41:57

Forestry access roads can have undesirable outcomes on fish populations living in remote lakes due to increased access, reveals research written by Len Hunt and Nigel Lester of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, recently published in the journal North American Journal of Fisheries Management. The presence, location, and extent of forestry roads have important effects on access point development on remote lakes in northern Ontario. Due to the popularity of walleye in northern Ontario,...

2010-04-15 21:35:00

HAMILTON, Ontario, April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- U. S. Steel Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X), announced today that United Steelworkers (USW) Local Union 8782 has ratified a new three-year labor contract for employees at U. S. Steel Canada Inc.'s Lake Erie Plant. "We are pleased that the Lake Erie Plant employees represented by United Steelworkers Local Union 8782 have ratified a new three-year contract," said U. S. Steel Canada...

2010-02-16 10:00:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ford and Automotive Component Holdings LLC (ACH) have donated the Ford Marsh coastal wetlands in Monroe County, Mich., to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, adding 242 acres to the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge The donation and preservation of Ford Marsh has been hailed as model public-private partnership to preserve and protect environmentally important land Ford Marsh is an important flyway for thousands of migrating...

2009-12-17 08:07:00

MOORESTOWN, N.J., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The second generation of Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system, BMD 4.0.1, successfully detected, tracked and conducted simulated engagements against a variety of different ballistic missile targets during a series of tracking exercises in the Pacific. The key feature of the new system is a new integrated signal processor designed to improve the system's discrimination capability to defeat sophisticated...

2009-11-23 15:03:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today $1.2 million in coastal zone management grants to organizations dedicated to protecting and preserving Pennsylvania's coastal zones along Lake Erie and the Delaware Estuary, saying the investment was important to the regions' economies. "Pennsylvania's 120 miles of coastline generate income from recreation, tourism and commercial fishing, so they play an integral role for the economies of the...

2009-11-19 11:00:00

ERIE, Pa., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An impressive 1,257 volunteers picked up 72,763 pieces of trash adding up to 19,395 pounds during the seventh Pennsylvania-Lake Erie International Coastal Cleanup, according to the Department of Environmental Protection. The results of the Sept. 19 regional cleanup were announced today at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center. The Department of Environmental Protection, along with other state agencies, community leaders and organizations,...

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2009-09-18 07:55:00

Predicting harmful algal blooms, or HABs, in the Great Lakes is now a reality as NOAA announces an experimental HAB forecast system in Lake Erie. HABs produce toxins that may pose a significant risk to human and animal health through water recreation and may form scum that are unsightly and odorous to beach visitors, impacting the coastal economy. Forecasts depicting current and future locations of blooms, as well as intensity, will alert scientists and managers to possible threats to the...

2009-09-09 11:34:00

FAIRPORT HARBOR, Ohio, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Enjoy a perch dinner right on a Lake Erie beach. That's the Lake County PerchFest(TM), Ohio's largest Lake Erie yellow perch fish fry at the 25-acre Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park, September 11-13, 2009. Free admission again allows more visitors during challenging economic times to discover the east side of Lake County's Lake Erie. Over 8,000 meals are served in the 2 1/2 day event, once featured on The Travel Channel. The Lake...


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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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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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