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 Great Lakes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lakes Michigan and Huron, being hydrologically intertwined, are sometimes considered to be one entity: Lake Michigan-Huron.
The lakes have an effect on weather in the region, known as lake effect.
The Great Lakes are used as a major mode of transport for bulk goods.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Great_Lakes_(North_America)   (3634 words)

 Council of Great Lakes Governors - Advancing North America's High Performance Heartland
It was the Great Lakes Governors who initiated the effort to create a consistent level of environmental protection for the Great Lakes Basin because of their commitment to an ecosystem approach and to prevent competition among the states based on environmental standards.
The Great Lakes states, in turn, work with the associations to guarantee that the standards are used in training programs around the state, whether state-, local- or company-sponsored.
GLNA partners with industries that led the high performance movement to promote an international image of a region that reflects the high performance reality: vibrant cities, unspoiled wilderness, and thousands of miles of spectacular Great Lakes coastline.
www.cglg.org /pub/heart96/index.html   (5461 words)

 America's North Coast | COSEE Great Lakes
The Great Lakes of North America span 7°30’ of latitude and nearly 16° of longitude, reaching more than 1200 km E-W and 724 km N-S. These vast freshwater seas form the north coast of the United States, with more than 16,000 km (10,000 miles) of shoreline, roughly the same as the Atlantic coast.
The eight Great Lakes states are home to 82 million US citizens, more than 1/4 of the population, of which more than 13 million are K-12 students.
COSEE Great Lakes is committed to conveying the collective body of science relevant to the system while capitalizing on the distinctions of individual lakes.
www.coseegreatlakes.net /about/northcoast   (389 words)

 Laurentian Great Lakes
The Laurentian Great Lakes alone contain one-fifth of the world's supply of surface freshwater - the greatest single freshwater resource on earth - 6 quadrillion gallons of water - enough to cover the continental U.S. to a depth of 9.5 feet.
History lines the lakes' bottoms with one of the highest densities of shipwrecks in the world and the lakes continue to claim victims even today.
In 1993, more than 400,000 of Milwaukee's citizens suffered illness as a result of the contamination of the water supply by the intestinal parasite, Cryptosporidium - the largest single water borne disease outbreak in the history of the U.S. The most severely affected were the poor and minority communities.
www.nurc.uconn.edu /about/grtlakes.htm   (552 words)

 great lakes map and information page
Lake Superior 82,000 sq km, 31,698 sq miles, is the largest fresh water lake in the world.
Lake Huron 59,600 sq km, 23,011 sq miles, is 206 miles (332 km) long and 183 miles (295 km) at its widest point.
Lake Michigan 57,800 sq km, 22,316 sq miles, is the largest freshwater lake (totally within) the United States.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/namerica/greatlk.htm   (534 words)

 RedOrbit - General - Low water in North America's Great Lakes causes worry
Lakes Huron and Michigan, where water levels have declined the most, are down about 3 feet (one meter) from 1997 and about 20 inches from their 140-year average, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory.
When homeowners on Lake Huron's Georgian Bay noticed wetlands were drying up, the Georgian Bay Association funded a $223,000 report that last year concluded shoreline alterations such as dredging and erosion in the St. Clair River, at the bottom of the lake, were responsible.
In partial response, U.S. and Canadian governments approved funding for a $14.6 million study of the upper Great Lakes by the International Joint Commission, which resolves border disputes and was denied funds for a similar study in 2002.
www.redorbit.com /news/general/558661/low_water_in_north_americas_great_lakes_causes_worry/index.html?source=r_general   (834 words)

 Ecosystem Crisis Looms over North America
The amount of land in North America protected from development has tripled over the last 20 years, but still a decline in habitat, plus specific hunting and harvesting practices, has led to a widespread crisis not confined to any one country or region, the report says.
North Americans are fishing down the food chain, and freshwater species are more vulnerable to extinction, the report warns.
The North American Mosaic presents the first analysis of the overall state of the North American environment by the Montreal based Commission for Environmental Cooperation.
www.greatlakesdirectory.org /zarticles/119eco.htm   (743 words)

 Great Lakes Small Ship Lake Cruises   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Great Lakes have been called North America's great inland seas.
The five truly Great Lakes are: Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario.
Today the five Great Lakes continue to be a treasured resource shared between two nations-a vital artery of commerce surrounded by some of North America's most pristine wilderness.
www.rivercruisetours.com /northamerica/Greatlakes/greatlakes.htm   (108 words)

 Great Lakes Forever Issues and News
Great Lakes Directory: The Great Lakes Directory is a project of the Environmental Association for Great Lakes Education (EAGLE) and the Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Network and Fund.
The mission of the Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Network and Fund is to empower citizens to take action at the community level to protect and restore wetlands, shorelines, rivers, lakes, and other aquatic habitats throughout the Great Lakes Basin.
Great Lakes Radio Consortium: The Great Lakes Radio Consortium is a news service committed to revealing the relationship between the natural world and the everyday lives of people in the Great Lakes region.
www.greatlakesforever.org /html/news/newslinks.html   (301 words)

 Great Lakes Environment - USEPA
Eras are divided into epochs, and scientists now believe that the Great Lakes got their start prior to the Pleistocene Epoch, also know as the Ice Age, which occurred in North America about 10,000 years to 15,000 years ago.
During the Ice Age, glaciers covered central North America as far south as Kansas and Nebraska, as far east as New York and as far west as the Northern West Coast.
As the glacier receded from North America, the Great Lakes began to form from the melting receding glacial water, which had enlarged the original river basin.
www.epa.gov /glnpo/monitoring/great_minds_great_lakes   (452 words)

 The Nature Conservancy in the Great Lakes Region - List of Critical Conservation Sites for the Great Lakes Released
The Great Lakes ecosystem is threatened by altered water flows, invasive species, extraction of natural resources, climate change, and incompatible development, agricultural and forestry practices.
The Binational Conservation Blueprint for the Great Lakes is the first effort to map and analyze data on the variety of ecosystems and special biodiversity features across the entire Great Lakes basin.
Around Lake Ontario and the upper St. Lawrence River, TNC and NCC are working with Environment Canada, Cornell University, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other partners to develop a binational plan of action to restore an ecosystem that is in decline due to pollution, invasive species and altered water flows.
www.nature.org /wherewework/northamerica/greatlakes/press/press2311.html   (563 words)

 Amazon.frĀ : The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas: Livres en anglais: Jerry Dennis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Dennis weaves anecdotes from his childhood, such as a family-fishing trip on Lake Michigan, together with informed commentary on the natural history of the lakes and the people who live there as well as evocative descriptions of the enchanting view of the forests along Lake Superior from the schooner.
His narrative is a continual reminder of the dangers inherent in navigating the waters of these magnificent lakes as he details their current condition; he explains that in the 1970s, Lake Erie's waters were saved from an ecological disaster by a public outcry, yet other waters are still in danger from commercial dumping.
As he passes the numerous spectacular sights the Great Lakes afford sailors, Dennis recalls their associated history in a vibrant blend of personal observation and geological, historical, and environmental anecdote.
www.amazon.fr /Living-Great-Lakes-Searching-Inland/dp/0312251939   (529 words)

 Titan HiTours - Great Lakes of North America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
One of the most extraordinary legacies of the last Ice Age, which covered North America about 10,000 years ago, is the vast expanse of fresh water that makes up the Great Lakes of Ontario.
We have arranged an included visit to the world famous Science North building, where visitors are invited to participate in the most advanced and exciting presentation of scientific achievement and work to save endangered species.
This huge bay is almost a lake in itself, cut off as it is from the rest of Lake Huron by the Bruce Peninsula and Manitoulin Island.
www.titanhitours.co.uk /holiday-itinerary.asp?pc=GLT   (1316 words)

 Canada commits $1.5 M to Great Lakes cleanup. | North America > Canada from AllBusiness.com
The Honourable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment, announced funding of $1.5 million from the Great Lakes Sustainability Fund, to support 47 restoration projects in the Great Lakes Basin.
Great Lakes Sustainability Fund projects, involving partnership with local government and community groups, focus on a range of restoration activities.
The funding announced today is part of the Government of Canada's Great Lakes Sustainability Fund, first announced by Minister Anderson in July 2000.
www.allbusiness.com /north-america/canada/143466-1.html   (618 words)

 Great Lakes National Program Office | U.S. EPA
Federal agencies, Great Lakes Governors, Great Lakes Mayors, Great Lakes Tribes, and Members of the Great Lakes States Congressional Delegation together have convened a collaboration to restore and protect the Great Lakes ecosystem.
In May 2004, President Bush signed a Presidential Executive Order recognizing the Great Lakes as a national treasure, calling for the creation of a "Regional Collaboration of National Significance," and a cabinet-level Interagency Task Force.
A Strategy to Restore and Protect the Great Lakes is the result of this collaborative process and was released on December 12, 2005 in Chicago at Summit II.
www.epa.gov /glnpo   (217 words)

 Alliance For The Great Lakes
The need for comprehensive Great Lakes rehabilitation is as strong as the lineup of legislators supporting restoration.
In a related effort, the 35-year-old Lake Michigan Federation today announced it is changing its name to the Alliance for the Great Lakes to help advance the Great Lakes restoration effort.
Formed in 1970, the Alliance for the Great Lakes (formerly the Lake Michigan Federation) is the oldest independent citizens' Great Lakes organization in North America.
www.greatlakes.org /news/press.16.asp   (436 words)

 The Nature Conservancy in North America - North America Nature - Conservation in North America - North American nature ...
The Nature Conservancy in North America - North America Nature - Conservation in North America - North American nature and habitat
North America is a vast continent of great contrasts.
The Nature Conservancy is helping preserve millions of acres of lands and waters across the continent through chapters in all 50 United States and programs in Canada, Mexico, the Great Lakes, and the Gulf of Mexico.
www.nature.org /wherewework/northamerica   (66 words)

 Great Lakes tourism and travel offering holidays and weekend getaways to the Great Lakes of North America.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Great Lakes tourism and travel offering holidays and weekend getaways to the Great Lakes of North America.
Illinois is the gateway to the Great Lakes region.
Chicago, the Blues Capital of the World, is located on Lake Michigan with 29 miles of shoreline, ideal for walking, jogging or biking.
www.greatlakesnorthamerica.co.uk /illinois   (220 words)

 Alliance For The Great Lakes
The Alliance for the Great Lakes unveiled a new logo in announcing its transition from the Lake Michigan Federation.
The Lake Michigan Federation is changing its name to the Alliance for the Great Lakes, 35 years after becoming what is now the oldest citizens' Great Lakes organization in North America representing local stewards of the region's waters.
Over time, experience showed that decisions made by elected officials in other parts of the Great Lakes basin affected Lake Michigan, and vice versa.
www.greatlakes.org /news/alliance.asp   (402 words)

 Great Lakes - Wikitravel
The Great Lakes are an important water system of North America for transportation, commerce, and recreation.
Lying on the border between the United States of America and Canada, they're some of the largest bodies of fresh water in the world.
Many boaters utilize the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Seaway and their connection points as a travel route.
wikitravel.org /en/Great_Lakes   (228 words)

 Global warming brings earlier spring thaw to Great Lakes - earth - 20 August 2005 - New Scientist
The Great Lakes of North America, the planet's largest concentration of fresh water, are thawing earlier each spring, according to an analysis of ice break-ups dating back to 1846.
On 56 of the lakes the spring thaw showed an earlier trend, occurring two days sooner each decade on average.
Though the thaw has been happening ever earlier since 1846, the calculations show the rate of change is now more than three times as fast as it was before 1975.
www.newscientist.com /channel/earth/mg18725135.200   (212 words)

 Great Lakes, Regions, North America and Regional Directory Categories and Links @ Laky.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Federal officials have halted the live shipment of more than three-dozen species of Great Lakes fish, a move intended to stop the spread of a virus that is not...
Great Lakes Information Network - Comprehensive data and information resource relating to the binational Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region.
Sweetwater Visions - Photos of the Great Lakes region, emphasizing scenery and ecological topics; information about the region and its environmental concerns; and books for sale.
www.laky.org /dir/Regional/North_America/Regions/Great_Lakes   (229 words)

 07/05-Toronto beaches tapped for North America's first safe-swimming program
The European Blue Flag label is currently flown on 2,900 beaches and marinas in 24 countries around the world, part of a Denmark-based program that uses 27 different environmental markers to identify safe swimming spots.
But the fact that seven beaches along the shore of the notoriously dirty Lake Ontario are considered worthy of the Blue Flag is raising eyebrows in a city where polluted beaches have become part of Toronto lore.
The seven beaches identified by the environmental group Environmental Defence to be worthy of the Blue Flag will be the first in North America to apply for the label this fall.
www.greatlakesdirectory.org /on/070504_great_lakes.htm   (757 words)

 Great Lakes tourism and travel offering holidays and weekend getaways to the Great Lakes of North America.
The Great Lakes is the largest expanse of freshwater in the world with a unique and diverse landscape.
No matter what your interests are you can do it in the Great Lakes: outdoor sports of all kinds, including canoeing, golfing, mountain biking, hiking, dog sledding, fishing, swimming, sailing, skiing and snowmobiling.
Book your next holiday to the Great Lakes region with North American Highways, the tour operator specialising in fly drive tours.
www.greatlakesnorthamerica.co.uk   (258 words)

 Great Lakes region (North America) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Great Lakes states of the U.S. are colored red in this map.
The Great Lakes region includes much of the Canadian province of Ontario and eight U.S. states that border the Great Lakes.
The entire Canadian Great Lakes shoreline is in Ontario.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Great_Lakes_region_(North_America)   (121 words)

 Amazon.com: The Great Lakes: Books: Pierre Berton,Andre Gallant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Through the use of outstanding photography and a narrative style that brings history to life, Canadian author Berton has produced both a definitive history of the Great Lakes as well as a highly personal account of his love for this region.
Berton's accounts of shipwrecks and storms on the lakes are vivid, while his discussions of the political storms brewing in lakeside cities such as Chicago and Toronto are insightful and challenging.
The importance of the Great Lakes, the need for research materials on them, and the pure pleasure of reading this book make it a valuable addition to all American and Canadian libraries.?Joseph L. Carlson, Vandenberg Air Force Base Lib., Cal.
www.amazon.com /Great-Lakes-Pierre-Berton/dp/0773729712   (612 words)

 Amazon.com: Hawks and Owls of the Great Lakes Region and Eastern North America: Books: Chris G. Earley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Sparrows and Finches of the Great Lakes Region and Eastern North America by Chris Earley
Warblers of the Great Lakes Region and Eastern North America by Chris Earley
Birds of prey are regarded with particular fascination by many birders, but their identification presents a number of problems that can daunt the beginner.
www.amazon.com /Lakes-Region-Eastern-North-America/dp/1552978478   (1637 words)

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