In scientific coup, Russians reach Antarctic lake
After more than two decades of drilling in Antarctica, Russian scientists have reached a gigantic freshwater lake hidden under miles of ice for some 20 million years - a pristine body of water that may hold ...
From butterflies, some lessons about life -- and death
If you were to catch Loretta Downs loping through the shoulder-high milkweed along her alley fence come the end of June, you might not realize she was searching for something so sacred it leaves her speechless.
Scientists brave Old Man Winter to dig out secrets of lake-effect snows
'Tis the season... for snow. Thundersnow.
Conservationists seek to identify prime stopover sites for migrating birds
An ambitious effort in avian conservation is underway this spring throughout the New York portion of the Lake Ontario watershed.
Ontario lake-effect snows create 'Ideal laboratory' for meteorologists
(Phys.org) —As a blizzard shut down much of northern New York State in early January, researchers from the University at Albany and SUNY Oswego took to the shores of Lake Ontario to peer into the innards ...
Polyethylene and polypropylene beads threaten shoreline ecosystems
You likely wouldn't spot them, unless digging through the sand on your hands and knees, but a miniature plastic pest along the shoreline of the Great Lakes could result in huge headaches for the environment ...