Latest Upper Peninsula of Michigan Stories

2009-04-05 07:20:00

Nearly thirty gray wolves living on an island chain in northwestern Lake Superior have backbone malformations as a result of genetic inbreeding, presenting yet another hurdle for the wolves' long-term survival, wildlife experts say.Although only confirmed recently, the problem has seemingly been in existence or decades in the tiny, isolated wolf packs in Isle Royale National Park in Michigan.The abnormalities are also found in some domestic dogs, and can cause pain, partial paralysis and can...

2008-11-11 18:00:14

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a scheduled dividend payment on the Company's 3.25% redeemable cumulative convertible perpetual preferred stock. A cash payment of $8.125 per share will be payable on Jan. 15, 2009, to preferred stock shareholders of record on Jan. 2, 2009. ABOUT CLIFFS NATURAL RESOURCES INC. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., headquartered in Cleveland, is an international mining company, the largest...

2008-10-15 09:00:26

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc (NYSE: CLF), an international mining company, today announced that it has changed its name to Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. Its ticker symbol will remain the same. In addition to the name change, the Company also announced the formal adoption of "Cliffs," the one-word name by which it is commonly known, and introduced a new visual identity, including a new corporate logo. The new blue and green logo is suggestive of a cliff and its reflection in water, as well...

2008-10-04 00:00:07

By Ben Ross Detroit got Americans on the road and gave the world Tamla Motown. It's also the gateway to the spectacular shores of the Great Lakes. Ben Ross hits the highways of Michigan John F Kennedy died here. Not in this building, though; not even in this state. He died here, in this car. A 1961 Lincoln. Black. Sleek. Massive. The bonnet gleams under the electric lights, the chrome glitters brightly, the white-rimmed tyres look brand-new. An American flag hangs limply at the front...

2008-10-02 12:03:53

Nature Valley(R) and American Hiking Society are pleased to announce 20 nonprofit organizations around the country have been named finalists for Save the Trails(TM) funding. Save the Trails, in cooperation with the American Hiking Society National Trails Fund, will award $5,000 to each of the top 10 finalists, based on online votes, to restore and revitalize hiking trails in their communities. Voting is open to the public now through Oct. 31, 2008, at www.wheresyours.com. "Hiking trails are...

2008-09-16 15:00:28

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc (NYSE:CLF), which will be renamed Cliffs Natural Resources in the coming months, announced today that its Tilden Mine near Ishpeming, Mich., has been certified compliant to the ISO 14001 standard for Environmental Management Systems. Tilden was awarded the certification following a rigorous third party review of its operations, personnel and programs. The operation's active management involvement in environmental matters, integration of prevention of pollution into...

2008-09-11 09:00:33

Keweenaw Land Association, Limited (Keweenaw) (Pink Sheets: KEWL) is pleased to announce it has entered a mining lease with Orvana Resources US Corp. (Orvana), a wholly owned subsidiary of Orvana Minerals Corp. (TSX symbol: ORV) of Toronto, Ontario. Keweenaw has leased to Orvana certain mineral rights in an area known as the "Western Syncline," located 20 miles northeast of Ironwood in northern Gogebic County in the Upper Peninsula of the State of Michigan. Orvana is referring to the...

2008-09-05 00:00:19

By Sean Ryan It's time for a challenge -- and it's the biggest one Volkmann Railroad Builders has ever accepted. The Menomonee Falls builder will lay 35 miles of track across Montana's plains and Bull Mountains by August. Volkmann landed (PDF) the roughly $30 million subcontract to build track for Ames Construction Inc., Burnsville, Minn., the design/builder on a $100 million project to connect Signal Peak Energy Inc.'s coal mine to Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp.'s freight...

2008-08-07 18:00:00

By Chris Kelsey IN what seems like a classic case of taking coals to Newcastle a Bridgend company is breaking the mould by selling pasties to Cornwall. Jones Organic has been selling its traditional handmade products in the home of the pasty since July. Around half its monthly output of 6,000 frozen organic pasties goes to Devon and Cornwall. The company also makes around 3,000 pies a month. Jones Organic was set up by Mike Sweetman in January last year and initially operated out...

2008-08-05 09:01:02

VANCOUVER, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Copper Mountain Mining Corporation ("CMMC" or the "Company) is pleased to announce that it has now closed on an agreement whereby the Company will purchase 100% of an independent BC Company that holds the tailings management facility that is located within the Company's Copper Mountain project area for cash payments totaling $5,200,000. Inclusive with this purchase is the land and an existing $1.35 million reclamation bond. On closing the Company...

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....

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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