In whole-lake experiment, have invasive crayfish met their match?
Four years ago, UW-Madison researchers wrapped up a multi-year effort to dramatically reduce the population of a destructive invasive species in a northern Wisconsin lake.
Westerly winds and CO2 levels
The end of the last Ice Age was preceded by a gradual rise in atmospheric CO2. A new study supports the idea that a shift in the position, and increase in the intensity, of zonal westerly winds in the Southern ...
Remote US village abuzz over shipwreck search
French and U.S. experts are continuing their search for the 17th-century ship Griffin, which they believe sank in northern Lake Michigan in 1679.
Panel suggests structures to boost Great Lakes
A U.S.-Canadian panel urged both nations Friday to consider installing water retention structures to boost levels on Lake Huron and Lake Michigan, which fell to their lowest point on record in January and have lagged well ...
Researchers find sediment deposits increasing in Iowa lakes despite conservation efforts
(Phys.org)—A new study conducted by researchers at Iowa State University shows that the growth of sediment deposits at the bottom of Iowa's natural lakes is accelerating despite widespread soil conservation ...
Analyzing Lake Geneva from the air: A second wind for elemo
One year after the MIR submersibles dove into the depths of Lake Geneva, the elemo program is delivering its first scientific results. And with the support of Ferring Pharmaceuticals, the operation will be ...
Five acres of mats for Tahoe Asian clam project
Rubber barriers bound for the lakebed of Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay are being assembled at the University of California, Davis, as part of the biggest Asian clam control project in the lake's history. UC Davis scientists, staff ...
Controlling forest fires
Simon Fraser University statistician Rick Routledge will share his knowledge of what layers of charcoal in lake-bottom sediment can tell us about an area's forest fire history, at the world's largest science fair in Vancouver.
Help NASA find life on Mars with MAPPER
(PhysOrg.com) -- Would you like to participate in NASA's analog research program? Interested in helping scientists pinpoint where to look for signs of life on Mars and elsewhere in the universe? Now you can, ...
Llama dung contributed to Inca success in the Andes
Rare oasis of life found on floor of Yellowstone Lake
(PhysOrg.com) -- Montana State University researchers have discovered a rare oasis of life in the midst of hundreds of geothermal vents at the bottom of Yellowstone Lake.
Report: Great Lakes toxic cleanups lagging badly
(AP) -- A federal report says the government is moving so slowly to clean up the most polluted sites in the Great Lakes that it will take 77 more years to finish the job at the current pace.
Obama wants to pump $475M into Great Lakes cleanup
(AP) -- A budget proposal from the Obama administration would spend $475 million on beach cleanups, wetlands restoration and removal of toxic sediments from river bottoms around the Great Lakes.