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2009-11-29 12:10:00

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) suggest that the eccentricity of Saturn's orbit around the sun may be responsible for the unusually uneven distribution of methane and ethane lakes over the northern and southern polar regions of the planet's largest moon, Titan. On Earth, similar "astronomical forcing" of climate drives ice-age cycles. A paper describing the theory appears in the November 29th advance online edition of Nature Geoscience. As revealed by Synthetic...

2009-11-19 07:49:00

-Intercepts include multiple high-grade gold values plus broad intervals of economic significance- TSX:RMX / NYSE Amex:RBY TORONTO, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Rubicon Minerals Corporation (RMX.TSX: RBY.NYSE-AMEX) is pleased to provide a further update of drill results from its 100%-owned Phoenix Gold Project, located in the heart of the prolific Red Lake Gold District of Ontario. New results continue to expand the F2 Gold system, where 91,100 metres of drilling have been completed to...

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2009-11-16 15:17:36

RIT professor organizes workshop in Rwanda to grapple with the problem of Lake Kivu A dangerous level of carbon dioxide and methane gas haunts Lake Kivu, the freshwater lake system bordering Rwanda and the Republic of Congo. Scientists can't say for sure if the volatile mixture at the bottom of the lake will remain still for another 1,000 years or someday explode without warning. In a region prone to volcanic and seismic activity, the fragility of Lake Kivu is a serious matter. Compounding...

2009-11-16 07:32:00

- 120,000 metres (394,000 feet) of planned drilling on expansion of 9X program and delineation drill programs - - Program to commence in 2010 - TSX:RMX / NYSE Amex:RBY TORONTO, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Rubicon Minerals Corporation (RMX.TSX: RBY.NYSE-AMEX) is pleased to outline plans for a major Phase II expansion of exploration programs at its 100%-owned Phoenix Gold Project, located in the heart of the prolific Red Lake gold district...

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2009-11-15 13:05:00

Rising water temperatures are kicking up more powerful winds on Lake Superior, with consequences for currents, biological cycles, pollution and more on the world's largest lake and its smaller brethren. Since 1985, surface water temperatures measured by lake buoys have climbed 1.2 degrees per decade, about 15 percent faster than the air above the lake and twice as fast as warming over nearby land. "The lake's thermal budget is very sensitive to the amount of ice cover over the winter," says...

2009-09-18 10:41:30

Blue-green algae has been a health hazard this summer for residents living near Menomin and Tainter lakes in Wisconsin, authorities said. Smelly algae blooms on the lakes have been linked to the death of one dog and residents have complained of skin rashes, watery eyes and sore throats, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported Friday. It's awful, said Carol Hake, who has had a home on Lake Menomin since 1963. We have to keep our windows closed. We can't even go to out in our back yard. Breathing...

2009-09-14 07:58:00

- 0.40 oz/ton gold over 147.3 feet, including 0.83 oz/ton gold over 59.0 feet - - includes very high grade sections of 3.25 oz/ton gold over 6.6 feet and 3.82 oz/ton gold over 4.9 feet - TSX:RMX / NYSE Amex:RBY TORONTO, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Rubicon Minerals Corporation (RMX.TSX: RBY.NYSE-AMEX) is pleased to provide an update of its drilling at its 100%-owned Phoenix Gold Project, located in the heart...

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2009-08-31 07:50:00

In the small village of Dengboche at the foot of Nepal's Himalayas, residents have watched for years as a glacier-fed lake has continued to grow, an undeniable sign that the glacier is gradually melting. According to an AFP report, elderly residents who have spent their entire lives in the village attest to the fact that the lake simply did not exist at all a mere 50 years ago. The Imja Glacier, which looms ominously above Dengboche, has been retreating at a rate of roughly 230 feet per year...

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2009-08-25 15:10:00

Lakes in Antarctica, concealed under miles of ice, require scientists to come up with creative ways to identify and analyze these hidden features. Now, researchers using space-based lasers on a NASA satellite have created the most comprehensive inventory of lakes that actively drain or fill under Antarctica's ice. They have revealed a continental plumbing system that is more dynamic than scientists thought."Even though Antarctica's ice sheet looks static, the more we watch it, the more we see...

2009-08-06 13:56:21

A U.S. and Canadian study says the low water levels in Lakes Michigan and Huron during nearly all of the last decade were only natural. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said Thursday the study into whether erosion in the St. Clair River is to blame for the reduced Lakes Michigan and Huron water levels found that nothing likely needs to be done to improve the natural situation. The St. Clair serves as the main outflow for the two lakes, part of the Midwest's Great Lakes system. The river's...


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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....

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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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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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