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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...

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...

2009-07-27 15:03:00

RANDOM LAKE, Wis., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless has activated a new cell site in Random Lake that expands network coverage, enabling more customers in Sheboygan County to use their wireless phones concurrently to make calls; send and receive email and text, picture and video messages; access the Internet; view high-quality videos; and download music, games and ringtones, while enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls. The new cell site, which is equipped with a...

2009-07-27 13:09:00

- New deep intercept 3,776 feet below surface(1151 metres) of 0.30 oz/ton gold over 16.4 feet plus 1.19 oz/ton gold over 1.6 feet - - Robust F2 gold system continues to the southwest and to depth - - Shaft extension underway and property-wide drilling expanded by up to 20,000 metres to test other Phoenix targets - TSX:RMX / NYSE Amex:RBY TORONTO, July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Rubicon Minerals Corporation (RMX.TSX: RBY.NYSE-AMEX) is pleased...

2009-07-24 15:26:46

Authorities in Travis County, Texas, said three long-lost vehicles have recently been fished out of the receding Lake Travis amid drought in the area. The Travis County Sheriff's Office said two vehicles, a 1978 Chevrolet Monte Carlo that still had keys in the ignition and a Kawasaki motorcycle that had been reported stolen in June, were pulled from the lake Thursday near Pace Bend Park, the Austin American-Statesman reported Friday. The sheriff's office said a 1984 Nissan 300ZX that was...

2009-07-23 10:50:00

By comparing clear mountain lakes with brown forest lakes the scientists have been able to show that what controls production in lakes is light. This runs counter to conventional truths in lake research that says that productivity is determined by access to nutrients, such as phosphorous.  "In the brownest lakes sunlight can't penetrate more than about two meters. In clear mountain lakes, the light can reach down to depths of 15-20 meters and lead to high production of algae on lake...

2009-06-14 20:41:22

Swimming in Florida lakes and rivers can be deadly if the Naegleria fowleri amoeba is present, public health officials warn. While no deaths were reported last year in Central Florida, three boys died of the infection in 2007, the Orlando Sentinel reported Sunday. The amoeba can be found in swimming pools, especially if they are not chlorinated. But it is most common in lakes, ponds and rivers, especially when the weather gets warm enough to lift the water temperature to 80 degrees, officials...

2009-06-08 08:14:00

- 1.25 oz/ton gold over 6.6 feet and 3.6 oz/ton gold over 3.3 feet - - New lower grade hit at 4,714 feet (1437 metres) below surface suggests new depth potential. More deep drilling underway - TSX:RMX / NYSE Amex:RBY VANCOUVER, June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Rubicon Minerals Corporation (RMX.TSX: RBY.NYSE-AMEX) is pleased to announce that it has commenced underground drilling at its Phoenix Gold Project, located in the heart of the prolific Red Lake Gold District of...

2009-05-03 08:22:11

Endemic diatoms at the base of the lake's food chain depend on disappearing ice Siberia's Lake Baikal, the world's largest and most biologically diverse lake, faces the prospect of severe ecological disruption as a result of climate change, according to an analysis by a joint US-Russian team in the May issue of BioScience. The lake is considered a treasure trove for biologists and was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO because a high proportion of its rich fauna and flora are found...

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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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