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2009-03-05 08:32:23

The water levels in the Dead Sea "“ the deepest point on Earth "“ are dropping at an alarming rate with serious environmental consequences, according to Shahrazad Abu Ghazleh and colleagues from the University of Technology in Darmstadt, Germany. The projected Dead Sea-Red Sea or Mediterranean-Dead Sea Channels therefore need a significant carrying capacity to re-fill the Dead Sea to its former level, in order to sustainably generate electricity and produce freshwater by...

2009-03-02 15:15:40

Veterans of the Great Lakes shipping industry predict 2009 will be a slow season once the ice melts and the big barges get under way. "It's probably going to be kind of rough, said Ned Swartzinski, a wheelsman and maintenance worker at Interlake Steamship Co., The Detroit News reported Monday. Some of our vessels won't be coming out as early as they normally do, said Interlake President Mark Barker. He predicted one of his ships might not sail this year, if demand doesn't increase. Great...

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2009-02-25 08:55:52

Researchers are exploring extreme conditions for life in a place not known for extremes. As little as 20 meters (66 feet) below the surface of Lake Huron, the third largest of North America's Great Lakes, peculiar geological formations"”sinkholes made by water dissolving parts of an ancient underlying seabed"”harbor bizarre ecosystems where the fish typical of the huge freshwater lake are rarely to be seen. Instead, brilliant purple mats of cyanobacteria"”cousins of microbes...

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2009-02-13 08:44:12

Canada's inland waters, the countless lakes and reservoirs across the country, are important "sentinels" for climate change and Ottawa and the provinces are ignoring the warnings. That's the message from University of Alberta biologist David Schindler and colleagues in a paper to be released Feb. 12, 2009, in the prestigious publication, Science. Schindler is a co-author of Sentinels of Change, which reviewed papers addressing the effects of climate change revealed in numerous long-term...

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2009-02-12 09:03:11

New research helps us understand the incredible forces and oil and gas reserves that lie hidden beneath the Earth's surface It was the geological collision between India and Asia millions of years ago that created one of the world's most distinctive places: The area around Lake Baikal in Siberia, which contains 20 percent of the world's fresh water reserves and a unique display of plant- and wildlife. That is the conclusion reached by two Danish researchers from the University of Copenhagen,...

2009-02-11 11:18:00

- high-grade intercepts include 5.07 oz/ton over 8.2 feet (173.7 g/t gold over 2.5 metres)- TSX:RMX / NYSE Alternext US:RBY TORONTO, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Rubicon Minerals Corporation (RMX.TSX: RBY.NYSE Alternext US) is pleased to announce new results from ongoing drilling at its 100%-controlled Phoenix Gold Project, located in the heart of the prolific Red Lake gold district of Ontario. The Company is conducting drilling around the F2 Gold Zone from which...

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2009-01-14 06:32:04

Early Holocene dry climate caused lakes to become disconnected The water level in the Great Lakes has varied by only about two meters during the last century, helping them to play a vital role in the region's shipping, fishing, recreation and power generation industries. But new evidence by scientists from the University of Rhode Island and colleagues in the U.S. and Canada, published last month in the journal Eos, indicates that the water level in the lake system is highly sensitive to...

2008-12-18 09:55:19

Unparalleled warming over the last few decades has triggered widespread ecosystem changes in many temperate North American and Western European lakes, say researchers at Queen's University and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.The team reports that striking changes are now occurring in many temperate lakes similar to those previously observed in the rapidly warming Arctic, although typically many decades later. The Arctic has long been considered a "bellwether" of what will eventually...

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2008-11-17 10:10:00

Scientists have long known that life can exist in some very extreme environments. But Earth continues to surprise us. At a European Science Foundation and COST (European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research) 'Frontiers of Science' meeting in Sicily in October, scientists described apparently productive ecosystems in two places where life was not known before, under the Antarctic ice sheet, and above concentrated salt lakes beneath the Mediterranean. In both cases,...

2008-10-23 15:00:17

A study led by Japanese and German researchers suggests climate change will have different effects on lakes in warmer and colder regions of the Earth. Scientists from Hokkaido University, the Hokkaido Institute of Environmental Sciences, Kagoshima University and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research compared current measurements in Japan's very deep caldera lakes with measurements taken 70 years ago. The findings, said the researchers, confirm a rise in temperatures in the deep...


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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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