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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...

2008-07-08 18:00:17

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Chuck Ardo, +1-717-783-1116, or Michael Smith (DEP), +1- 717-787-1323, both of the Pennsylvania Office of the Governor HARRISBURG, Pa.,July 8/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell has followed through on an agreement reached in 2005 to protect one of the worlds largest bodies of fresh water -- the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River basin -- as he signed House Bill 1705, which will ensure this invaluable resource is protected for the millions of...

2008-07-04 00:00:13

To: ENVIRONMENTAL EDITORS Contact: John Walliser, Vice President, Legal and Governmental Affairs, +1-412-481-9400 office, +1-724-719-0069 mobile, jwalliser@pecpa.org HARRISBURG, Pa., July 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) praised the Pennsylvania General Assembly for giving final approval to House Bill 1705, legislation that will ratify the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact. The bill now goes to Gov. Rendell for his...

2008-06-30 21:02:23

By OUTDOORS JIM MORRIS Folks around Milwaukee are concerned about the disease viral hemorrhagic septicemia being found in yellow perch in Lake Michigan. Well, Wisconsin folks, welcome to the club. VHS, obviously, is making its way around the Great Lakes. Those of us who frequent Lake Erie saw VHS in action in 2006 when it killed a large number of freshwater drum -- sheephead -- and some yellow perch. Since then, tests have shown VHS is contained in other species of Lake Erie...


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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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