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2008-09-12 12:00:18

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Chuck Ardo of the Pennsylvania Office of the Governor, +1-717-783-1116; Neil Weaver of the Department of Environmental Protection, +1-717-787-1323 HARRISBURG, Pa.,Sept.12/PRNewswire-USNewswire/--With increasing pressures on Pennsylvania's 120 miles of coastline and other areas within the state's two coastal zones, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced new investments today that will clean and protect these areas for the public's enjoyment. "Our coastal zones...

2008-09-10 18:00:28

"Drill here, drill now" has become the mantra of those who believe it is time for the United States to rescind its drilling ban on the outer continental shelf and in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to become more energy independent. Republican presidential candidate John McCain has proposed drilling offshore; Sarah Palin, his running mate, favors drilling in ANWR. Even Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama believes new drilling may be necessary to bridge the country from...

2008-09-10 18:00:15

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Terry Brady of Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, +1-717-772-9101 ErieCountyLandmarkOffering 'Celebration of Nature' HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- With its expansive backdrop of unique and abundant natural resources boasting National Natural Landmark distinction, Presque Isle State Park in Erie County will host the Wild Resource Festival's annual salute to nature from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. "This is...

2008-08-29 12:00:50

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Kristy Meyer of Ohio Environmental Council, +1-614-487- 7506 (office), +1-614-638-8948 (cell), Kristy@TheOEC.org; or Hugh McMullen, +1-312-408-2580 x 15, hugh@vdcom.com, for Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition OhioWelcomes Healthy Lakes Tour to Highlight the Need forGreat LakesRestoration CLEVELAND, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The fastest sailboat on the Great Lakes arrived in Cleveland this week as part of a 13-city tour carrying a message for...

2008-08-17 18:00:23

Biologists have confirmed the first cases of avian botulism on Lake Michigan this year. Four shorebirds that washed up at Ludington State Park in mid-July represented the furthest south that botulism has been found on the lake, although more than 8,000 birds died of the disease along northern Michigan last fall, the Detroit Free Press reported Sunday. Avian botulism is not harmful to humans and occurs naturally in the Great Lakes where about 50,000 birds have died on Lake Erie and Lake...

2008-08-03 09:00:11

OFF ATWATER BEACH, Wis. _ This place should be an underwater desert. But as the trio of researchers wearing scuba tanks and lead weights drops through the water, the landscape of rounded stones 30 feet below is disturbingly full of strange, new life. In just a few years, the gravel and white boulders that for centuries covered the bottom of Lake Michigan between Chicago and the Door County peninsula have disappeared under a carpet of mussels and primitive plant life. The change is not...

2008-07-30 09:00:45

By James Janega, Chicago Tribune Jul. 30--OFF ATWATER BEACH, Wis. -- OFF ATWATER BEACH, Wis. -- This place should be an underwater desert. But as the three researchers wearing scuba tanks and lead weights drop through the water, the landscape of rounded stones 30 feet below is disturbingly full of strange, new life. In just a few years, the gravel and white boulders that for centuries covered the bottom of Lake Michigan between Chicago and the Door County, Wis., peninsula have...

2008-07-30 00:00:25

By Spencer Hunt, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 29--Lake Erie's public beaches failed so many bacterial tests last year that Ohio ranks second-worst among all states, according to a new report. Health officials found unhealthful levels of bacteria in 18 percent of the water samples taken from Lake Erie's 7.3 miles of public beaches last year, according to a report released Tuesday by the Natural Resources Defense Council. Only Illinois was worse, with 23percent of water samples at...

2008-07-14 21:00:18

By Christine Smyczynski It's summer and time to hit the beach! With an abundance of lakes and rivers in the area, there are numerous beaches to choose from for sun and fun along lakes Erie and Ontario. My hands-down favorite beach is Ontario Beach Park, (585-256- 4950 Lake and Beach Avenues, Rochester), located on Lake Ontario at the mouth of the Genesee River in Rochester, about a two-hour drive from Buffalo. Why travel so far to this beach, when there are many much closer? To begin...

2008-07-12 12:00:28

By John F. Bonfatti, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jul. 12--Wind turbines continue to rise from New York State landscapes, and more are in the pipeline. But don't be surprised to see them rising out of Lake Erie. As powerful and consistent as the winds blow across land, they are even more powerful over water. And as the push for clean, renewable energy sources intensifies, wind power advocates are focusing more and more attention on just how much more wind is available in the lake -- and how...


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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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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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