Lakes

February 13, 2018 - 12:41 pm
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — Plans call for a new $10 million nature center in suburban Detroit that will focus on the water and wildlife of the Great Lakes region. The Detroit Zoological Society announced Tuesday that waterfront locations are being considered in Macomb County along Lake St. Clair,...
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February 04, 2018 - 1:41 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A new study aims to shed light on the weather phenomenon that's behind many of Buffalo's most epic snowfalls. University at Buffalo researchers will focus on lake-effect snow from the past in hopes of better predicting it in the future as the Earth warms. Lake-effect snow...
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In this Jan. 7, 2018 photo Mike Parodi, left, and Floyd Billington, both of South Glens Falls, practice ice racing on Great Sacandaga Lake in Northville, N.Y. “Believe it or not, at 18 below, it actually doesn’t feel that bad,” said Parodi. “The adrenaline of going 70 mph and dragging across the ice is something you can’t find anywhere else.” (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
January 26, 2018 - 12:03 am
NORTHVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Call them freezy riders. These motorcycle racers seem to defy physics by buzzing around slick tracks plowed out atop frozen lakes and rivers each winter. The riders on upstate New York ice this winter are butchers, contractors, maintenance workers, fathers and sons. Some...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2011 file photo, Buzz Hoerr rows his boat through floodwaters of Lake Champlain to get to his car in Colchester, Vt. A U.S.-Canadian commission formed to manage boundary water issues between the two countries is going to take five years and spend more than $11 million to look for ways to control flooding on Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River, the waterway that drains the lake north into Quebec. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
March 04, 2017 - 10:46 am
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — U.S. and Canadian scientists are planning to spend the next five years studying flooding on Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River, which drains the lake north into Quebec, and whether methods can be developed to control future flooding. Besides studying the causes of past...
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March 04, 2017 - 8:26 am
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — U.S. and Canadian scientists are planning to spend the next five years studying flooding on Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River, which drains the lake north into Quebec, and whether methods can be developed to control future flooding. Besides studying the causes of past...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2016 file photo, the Flint Water Plant water tower is seen in Flint, Mich. The Trump administration would slash programs aimed at slowing climate change and improving water safety and air quality, while eliminating thousands of jobs, according to a draft of the Environmental Protection Agency budget proposal obtained by the Associated Press. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
March 03, 2017 - 10:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration would slash programs aimed at slowing climate change and improving water safety and air quality, while eliminating thousands of jobs, according to a draft of the Environmental Protection Agency budget proposal obtained by The Associated Press. Under the...
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March 03, 2017 - 4:57 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Crews began restarting a power plant Friday at the base of Oroville Dam, allowing them to release water from the Northern California lake without having to send it over a badly damaged spillway, officials said. The move is a major milestone in the race to protect Oroville...
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