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2014-02-21 23:01:03

Great Lakes 100 Mile Triathlon Series schedules triathlon races for June and October. Lockport, NY (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 The Great Lakes 100 Mile Triathlon Series has scheduled two triathlons for 2014. The Lake Erie Race will be held June 7 at Geneva State Park in Ohio and the Lake Ontario race will be held Oct. 4 at Camp Kenan in Barker, N.Y. This will be the third season for the Great Lakes 100 Mile Triathlon Series. The new season will begin on June 7 at Geneva State Park as the...

OWLeS Project Will Collect Data In December And January Blizzards Along Lake Ontario
2013-11-19 12:16:31

National Science Foundation 'Tis the season...for snow. Thundersnow. Rare anywhere, thundersnow is sometimes heard during the lake-effect snowstorms of the Great Lakes. The interaction of clouds and ice pellets inside these storms generates a charge, with lightning and thunder the result. How to catch thundersnow in action? This winter, stalwart veterans of tornadoes, hurricanes and other severe storms will be watching. One is known as the Doppler-on-Wheels (DOW), a National...

2013-06-28 23:02:02

Set amidst the stunning backdrop of Lake Ontario, triathletes, their fans and their families will experience a unique and memorable challenge. Lockport, New York (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 Great Lakes LLC will host the second annual Great Lakes 100 Mile Triathlon to benefit YMCA Camp Kenan and Camp Kenan’s Camper Scholarship. The race will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, along Lake Ontario in Western New York. The race will include a one-mile swim through Lake Ontario, 84-mile bike ride and...

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2008-12-14 09:25:00

Two explorers have uncovered a rare 19th-century schooner sitting upright at the bottom of Lake Ontario. Jim Kennard and Dan Scoville discovered the 55-foot long dagger-board ship this fall while using deep scan sonar equipment. The vessel is the only dagger-board ship to be found in the Great Lakes.  According to Kennard, dagger-board ships were used for a short period during the early 1800's, and featured a long wood panel that could be extended through the keel to help provide the...

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...

2008-07-22 21:00:24

By Robbyn Drake Up to a point, the facts of the case are simple: A PCB- contaminated site near Albany requires cleanup. A full assessment of the site was conducted by the State Department of Environmental Conservation. The DEC recommended on-site treatment of the contaminated soil, for which safe and effective technology is available. So how on earth do we end up with a decision to haul 75,000 tons of the most toxic portion of this waste to Niagara County and dump it just a few miles from...

2008-07-15 21:00:18

By Paul Westmoore Seventeen teachers found out on Monday the most efficient way to catch fish in the Niagara River is to shock them to sleep with an electrical charge. The teachers, many from Western New York, are spending this week in Lake Ontario aboard the Peter Wise Lake Guardian, a 180-foot floating science lab owned by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. The vessel docked for part of Monday at the U.S. Coast Guard Station at the mouth of the Niagara River to give teachers...

2008-07-15 12:00:34

By Paul Westmoore, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jul. 15--YOUNGSTOWN -- Seventeen teachers found out on Monday the most efficient way to catch fish in the Niagara River is to shock them to sleep with an electrical charge. The teachers, many from Western New York, are spending this week in Lake Ontario aboard the Peter Wise Lake Guardian, a 180-foot floating science lab owned by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. The vessel docked for part of Monday at the U.S. Coast Guard Station...

2008-07-15 09:00:44

By Paul Westmoore, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jul. 15--YOUNGSTOWN -- Seventeen teachers found out on Monday the most efficient way to catch fish in the Niagara River is to shock them to sleep with an electrical charge. The teachers, many from Western New York, are spending this week in Lake Ontario aboard the Peter Wise Lake Guardian, a 180-foot floating science lab owned by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. The vessel docked for part of Monday at the U. S. Coast Guard Station...


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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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