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2010-01-14 16:55:00

ISHPEMING, Mich., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Kennecott Eagle Minerals Company today said it was preparing construction plans and schedules necessary to begin building a new nickel and copper mine in Michigan's Upper Peninsula this year. Kennecott today received the final authorization it needs from the State of Michigan for the $300 million project that will create an estimated 700 new construction and mine operations jobs in the U.P. "Today's decision by the State is great news for our...

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2010-01-01 12:35:07

To those of you who are tweeting, sexting, or just chillaxin this holiday weekend, get ready: Fifteen popular overused and misused words and phrases are being targeted by a U.S. university's annual list of terms that deserve to be banned. Each year for the past 35 years, Lake Superior State University's wordsmiths go over thousands of words nominated for the annual list that targets words commonly misused in marketing, media, technology and other areas. On the list this year phrases...

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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...

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2009-11-02 07:12:31

Moose eat plants; wolves kill moose. What difference does this classic predator-prey interaction make to biodiversity? A large and unexpected one, say wildlife biologists from Michigan Technological University. Joseph Bump, Rolf Peterson and John Vucetich report in the November 2009 issue of the journal Ecology that the carcasses of moose killed by wolves at Isle Royale National Park enrich the soil in "hot spots" of forest fertility around the kills, causing rapid microbial and fungal growth...

2009-10-22 09:42:00

ST. IGNACE, Mich., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Mackinac Straits Health System Foundation today announced its sponsorship of the first-ever 'Free Bridge Fare Day' on November 1, in honor of the 52nd anniversary of the first crossing of the Mackinac Bridge. The Health System foundation is working in partnership with First National Bank of St. Ignace and Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island to commemorate this historic moment. "At a time when healthcare in this country is likely on the brink of...

2009-10-07 18:59:00

ISHPEMING, Mich., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Another milestone for Kennecott Eagle Mineral's Michigan operations has been achieved. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) today announced its decision proposing key permit approvals that would enable Kennecott to refurbish and then use the Humboldt Mill. "The opportunity to revitalize the Humboldt Mill and bring it back to productivity is one we are excited about," said Kennecott Eagle General Manager Jon Cherry. "The return...

2009-09-14 11:01:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that David Ebersman has joined the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Ebersman is the chief financial officer of Facebook. He served at Genentech from 1994-2009 in a number of senior positions, including executive vice president and chief financial officer, senior vice president of product operations, vice president of product development, and project team leader for Avastin((R)), Genentech's...

2009-08-18 16:31:00

ISHPEMING, Mich., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- A Michigan administrative law judge today affirmed the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's (MDEQ) decision to issue two permits to the Kennecott Eagle Minerals Company for its proposed Eagle nickel and copper mine in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The determination is the most recent in a series of favorable legal decisions, and moves the Eagle mine project closer to construction, which will require hundreds of local workers. The State...

2009-06-24 10:40:00

IRONWOOD, Mich., June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keweenaw Land Association, Limited (Pink sheets: KEWL) today announced that Corporate Election Services, Inc. issued its certified report declaring the re-election of Keweenaw Directors David E. McDonald, Sr. and James P. Totten at the June 23, 2009 annual meeting of Keweenaw shareholders. The report also announced the defeat of three shareholder proposals submitted by dissident shareholder Ronald S. Gutstein. Shareholders representing 59%...

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2009-06-19 10:09:21

A majority of state offices in Michigan closed Friday in the first of six unpaid days off for state workers the governor's office said would save $22 million. State parks and prisons remain open for in business, as did the Mackinac Bridge, The Detroit News reported. But those trying to register boats and cars at state offices found the doors locked. This is a real pain in the neck, said Birmingham, Mich., resident Steve Chavez, who was trying to register a new boat. This is the only day of...


Latest Upper Peninsula of Michigan Reference Libraries

Ottawa National Forest
2013-12-24 11:52:01

Ottawa National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the upper peninsula of Michigan. This forest holds 993,010 acres and encompasses many counties including Iron, Ontonagon, Marquette, and Baraga counties. The area was once inhabited by the Ojibwa people, who were known for gathering beaver pelts and trading or selling them with traders from Canada and eastern areas of the United States. When the fur trade declined, this forest and many others were sold in the Treaty...

Weather Education: The Effects Of A Pacific Northwest Low
2012-10-08 10:05:31

The Pacific Northwest low moves on shore typically in or around the Portland and Seattle area. At location A the type of weather that can be seen is usually thunderstorms and higher elevation rain showers form during the summer. This same area will see coastal rains and heavy mountain snows in the winter. When the system arrives at location B, the Rockies, due to topographic enhancement it can produce heavy rain/t-storms in the summer time, while during the winter this same area can see...

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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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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