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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...

2008-09-26 18:00:29

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. This documents that Philips Lake is officially "waters of the state" and "waters of the United States." It is not a farm pond, where all of the waters are contained within one property. Rather the...

2008-09-26 15:00:24

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. 11, Cambio must pay the Department of Environment $103,000 in fines and place $225,000 in escrow to perform drainage and other work to protect the abutting properties. The agreement lists a timetable for compliance in various...

2008-09-24 21:00:00

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. By a 390-25 vote, the House gave final congressional approval to a historic agreement among the eight Great Lakes states that bans such massive water diversions. The approval came a month after Senate approval. President Bush and the two major-party...

2008-09-24 15:00:29

By DIANA MARRERO and DAN EGAN Washington -- The House gave final approval Tuesday to an interstate agreement designed to protect the water in the Great Lakes. Passed on a vote of 390-25, the Great Lakes Compact heads to President Bush for his signature -- speedy passage for a plan that seemed as though it was going nowhere just months ago. Bush has said he plans to sign it into law. All eight Wisconsin House members voted for the legislation, which seeks to prevent those outside the...

2008-09-24 09:00:41

UK-based energy group Centrica and French electricity major EDF have announced that they are in discussions in relation to an option for Centrica to acquire a 25% interest in Lake Acquisitions, which is wholly owned by EDF. This follows the completion of Lake Acquisitions's takeover of British Energy. The acquisition by Centrica would be at the same implied price per share as EDF pays for British Energy, subject to certain costs to be agreed. Lake Acquisitions has announced a recommended...

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2008-09-22 12:15:00

Scientists are trying to determine why large algae blooms have largely returned to Lake Erie. The blooms are toxic to fish and small animals. "Algae is a big deal, especially the microcystis, what is often called the blue-green algae," said Tom Bridgeman, a professor of environmental science at the University of Toledo's Lake Erie Center. "It's not aesthetically pleasing when it gets on boats or rots on the shore, but it can also be a health hazard." In fact, of the 11 samples takes Sept. 3...

2008-09-17 03:00:16

Across what once was a 50-acre marine playground now stretches a startling vista more reminiscent of Arizona's Painted Desert than of the Blue Ridge Mountains. One small pool of water remains on the northwestern end of Mountain Lake's bed, far out of sight of the hotel that bears its name. Retired Virginia Tech biologist Bruce Parker estimates the pool holds about 20 feet of water and is likely the site of a large crack in the subterranean dam that formed the lake more than 6,000 years ago....


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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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