Snow from a strong winter storm blankets roping and boat docks along Hackert Lake on Dec. 12, in Scottville, Mich.
Lake-effect snow: Executive Director Michael Fleischer said the agency should have closed nearly two dozen non-toll entrance ramps to Interstate 90 much sooner after jackknifed tractor-trailers blocked traffic just east of Buffalo.
Gulf of Mexico – The dead zone at the mouth of the Mississippi River, largely caused by annual fertilizer and farm chemical runoff from the Mississippi and the Atchafalaya rivers, is said to cover 7,000 square miles or more, or the size of New Jersey, depending on rainfall or floods. This runoff fuels algae blooms, dropping oxygen levels needed to sustain life. It is considered the largest dead zone in the US. (Source: NOAA, Scientific American)
Tornadoes hammered parts of Ohio Sunday.
The Asian carp has gobbled up headlines as it makes its way toward the Great Lakes. Six frequently asked questions about the invasive species of fish.
The windswept Great Lakes hold huge promise for wind power, experts say. But a plan for an offshore wind farm in Lake Michigan is raising local ire.
Olympia, Greece: Greek actress Maria Nafpliotou (l.) plays the role of High Priestess and transfers the Olympic Flame to Vassilis Dimitriadis, the first torchbearer of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games on Oct. 22. The flame will travel across Canada through over 1,000 communities for 106 days before arriving in Vancouver on Feb. 12.
The conservation group, made up mostly of older women, helps the US government track illegal use of public lands in the US West.
Fenway Park’s ‘ice game’ reminded many why hockey is so great, though the indoor game still lacks draw for many.