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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.
New research helps us understand the incredible forces and oil and gas reserves that lie hidden beneath the Earthâ€™s surface.
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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.
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...
Scientists have long known that life can exist in some very extreme environments. But Earth continues to surprise us.
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.
By KEN MIDKIFF Nyah, nyah, nyah. Told you so, told you so. OK, that's somewhat childish. But that was my first reaction when I learned that Philips Lake (or Bristol Lake, or whatever it is called these days) was recommended for placement on the state's "impaired waterbody" - or 303(d) - list.
By Lisa Vernon-Sparks; David E Chopy COVENTRY -- Developer Nicholas E. Cambio has signed an agreement with the state to prevent the erosion of soil from his Centre of New England business park into neighboring lakes and wetlands. Under the agreement signed Sept.
By Jerry Zremski The nightmare of environmentalists in the Great Lakes -- the shipment of massive quantities of the lakes' fresh water to parched states or countries -- is far less likely to come true thanks to a vote Tuesday in the House.
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....
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...
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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