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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...

2010-06-23 07:33:59

Work to augment efforts to clean and protect lake and drinking water from harmful algae blooms A team of scientists from the University of Nevada, Reno, DRI, Arizona State University and University of California, Davis has returned from a two-week expedition to Guatemala's tropical high-mountain Lake Atitlan, where they are working to find solutions to the algae blooms that have assailed the ecosystem and the drinking water source for local residents. The lake's water is contaminated with...

2010-06-03 08:36:36

Michigan State University scientists have developed a pioneering, comprehensive approach that makes conserving and managing freshwater lakes, streams and wetlands more integrated and effective. "We call our approach landscape limnology," said Patricia Soranno, MSU associate professor of fisheries and wildlife. "It's a new way to study freshwater that considers all freshwaters together "“ lakes, rivers and wetlands "“ as they interact with one another and with natural and human...

2010-05-18 10:00:00

BRIDGEWATER, Conn., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its annual Save the Lake Day to be held May 22, Friends of the Lake (FOTL) is launching new, hi-tech efforts to collect water quality data on Lake Lillinonah to fight algae blooms that for years have plagued Connecticut's second-largest lake, created in 1955 for hydroelectric power. The data will aid international scientists studying the health of freshwater lake flora and fauna as well as toxic algae blooms called cyanobacteria that...

2010-05-17 08:52:00

- includes 76.35 oz/ton gold over 1.6 feet, 0.53 oz/ton gold over 18.0 feet and 0.51 oz/ton gold over 16.7 feet - TSX:RMX/NYSE AMEX:RBY TORONTO, May 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Rubicon Minerals Corporation (RMX:TSX:/RBY:NYSE-AMEX) is pleased to provide an update of the latest diamond drilling results from its 100%-owned Phoenix Gold Project, located in the heart of the prolific Red Lake Gold District of Ontario. Drilling in several areas continues to intersect numerous high-grade and broad...

2010-05-17 06:25:00

Lake Tanganyika, the second oldest and the second-deepest lake in the world, could be in for some rough waters. Geologists led by Brown University have determined the east African rift lake has experienced unprecedented warming during the last century, and its surface waters are the warmest on record. That finding is important, the scientists write in the journal Nature Geoscience, because the warm surface waters likely will affect fish stocks upon which millions of people in the region...

2010-05-14 13:57:00

OXFORD, Ohio, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study by scientists and colleagues of Miami University's Global Change Limnology Laboratory has demonstrated that maintaining high ultraviolet (UV) transparency in Lake Tahoe may be the key to reducing invasion of warm-water fish, such as bluegill, that threaten the native fish species in the lake. The study, led by Andrew Tucker, doctoral student in zoology at Miami, is published in the March issue of the journal Ecology. (Logo:...

2010-05-06 09:57:58

Among the worrisome environmental effects of global warming is the thawing of Arctic permafrost---soil that normally remains at or below the freezing point for at least a two-year period and often much longer. Monitoring changes in permafrost is difficult with current methods, but a study by University of Michigan researchers offers a new approach to assessing the extent of the problem. The new study approach, which relies on chemical tracers in stream water, is described in the journal...

2010-04-12 09:07:00

- includes 0.70 oz/ton gold over 18.0 feet at depth, 2.56oz/ton gold over 4.9 feet - - seven drill rigs turning - TSX:RMX / NYSE AMEX:RBY VANCOUVER, April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Rubicon Minerals Corporation (RMX:TSX: / RBY:NYSE-AMEX) is pleased to provide an update of the latest diamond drilling results from its 100%-owned Phoenix Gold Project, located in the heart of the prolific Red Lake Gold District of Ontario. New drill results, focused in the central and northern parts of the F2...

2010-03-09 07:57:00

-drill intercepts include 0.27 oz/ton over 41.5 feet including 3.73 oz/ton over 1.6 feet 300 metres below recent 122-40 intercept - -Level Plan interpretation shows large scale system with geological continuity- TSX:RMX / NYSE Amex:RBY VANCOUVER, March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Rubicon Minerals Corporation (RMX.TSX: RBY.NYSE-AMEX) is pleased to provide an update of the latest diamond drilling results from its 100%-owned Phoenix Gold Project, located in the heart of the prolific Red Lake...

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The Great Lakes And Their Impact On The Weather
2012-07-23 08:58:48

The Great lakes have a huge impact in the weather for the cities that are near the lakes. In the fall and early winter months the lakes can create intense snowfall events known as “Lake Effect Snow”. The reason that this occurs has to do with the water temps of the lakes and also the temps of the air that is moving across them. When an Alberta Clipper system forms in Canada and moves Southeastward towards the US, it brings that cold air and strong Northwest winds over the warmer waters....

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...

2007-03-16 18:32:33

The Cui-ui, Chasmistes cujus, is a large sucker fish endemic to Pyramid Lake in northwestern Nevada. It feeds primarily on zooplankton and possibly on nanoplankton (such as algae and diatoms). The maximum size of male cui-ui is approximately 21 in (53 cm) and 3.5 lb (1.6 kg) while females reach approximately 25 in (64 cm) and 6 lb (2.7 kg). The life span of Cui-ui is typically about forty years, but the fish do not reach sexual maturity until at least age eight. The Cui-ui is not only a...

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