Category Archive: Location Profiles

Jul 13

Lake Ontario’s Best-Kept Secret – Sand Dunes

Scientists work to turn back the sands of time. There’s a stunning 17-mile section of dunes on the eastern shore of Lake Ontario in New York. Formed by glaciers, the dunes protect wetlands, creating habitat for birds and fish. Thirty years ago, unrestricted access led to damage by all-terrain vehicles and over-use. Today, trails and dune …

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Jul 11

When Sharing is Not Caring

Water water everywhere, but not a drop to spare say these 8 states:   We’ve always been taught to share. But the eight Great Lakes states have a legal pact that limits the sharing of their most valuable resource: water. Molly Flanagan of the Alliance for the Great Lakes states, “Even though there’s a lot of …

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Jul 06

Get Thunderstruck by Natural History at Thunder Bay

The only National Marine Sanctuary found in the Great Lakes, Thunder Bay is chock-full of archaeological history. Commence exploration: The cold, fresh water of Lake Huron makes it ideal for preserving the historic shipwrecks that are part of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Superintendent Jeff Gray says that although the monuments and sights might …

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May 29

Ode to the Mighty Mississippi

One massive river—full of scenic wonder, cultural import, and a bounty of positive environmental impacts. Jump in: You wanna talk epic? The Mississippi River, all 2,340 meandering miles of it, is the second longest river in the U.S. and flows through ten states. If that doesn’t sound splashy enough, consider this: Its watershed is the …

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May 18

A Super Highway for Aquatic Invaders

The system of locks and canals that allowed ships to bypass Niagara Falls suddenly created a path for invasive species. Tune in to this highway of info: When locks and canals began allowing ocean-going vessels to by-pass Niagara Falls, they did more than open new trade routes to the west. Suddenly… Campbell: “Things like sea …

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