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  • Acid Rain Turns Canadian Lakes Into Goopy Mess

    Alan Raymond
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Photo credit: Ron Ingram | Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change There’s nothing like diving into a cool, crystal-clear mountain lake in the summertime. But, taking a swan-dive into certain lakes in Canada may leave you more repulsed, than refreshed. “New research on a number of Canadian lakes show that historical acid deposits as a result of industry have greatly reduced calcium levels in the water – dramatically impacting populations of calcium-rich plankton such as Daphnia water fleas that dominate these ecosystems,” reports The lack of…
  • Lake-Effect Snow Band Redevelops, Buffalo Southtowns Brace For More Heavy Snow

    Alan Raymond
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:01 am
    After dumping more than five and a half feet of snow on the southern side of Buffalo, the lake-effect snow machine shutoff on Wednesday. The break, caused by changing wind patterns, was short-lived. In the wake of another cold front and a passing upper-level low, very cold air has filtered in to the region. Combining the effect of the cold air, warm lake-surface temperature and southwesterly winds, the lake-effect snow machine is once again kicking into high gear. The latest band to develop is also impacting the Buffalo Southtowns, which is already dealing with 4 to 5 feet of snow on the…
  • Weather Roundup: National Forecast for Nov. 20

    Alan Raymond
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:10 am
    Northeast Another band of snow moves through the area as an area of low pressure moves to the north east. That will set up yet another day of lake effect snow for the western sections of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Temperatures to start the day will be in the teens and 20s. Partly cloudy skies can be expected through the day but more lake effect snows expected to continue where some areas could get up to an additional two feet of snow. Highs will reach the 30s and 40s. More details through the day on Weather Nation about the lake effect snow showers. (FORECAST: New York | Boston | Buffalo |…
  • STRANGE: Excessive Heat in Australia Kills Bats by the Thousands

    Alan Raymond
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Photo credit: Dee Hartin Photography Extreme heat in the Australian territory of New South Whales is causing an unusual problem: The death of thousands of bats. According to The Daily Telegraph — a Sydney-based newspaper — the temperature soared to more than 111 degrees on Monday. And the excessive heat caused death of more than 5,000 “flying fox bats.” Many of the animals, most of which were juveniles and babies, just fell out of the trees where they were roosting. Most were dead before they even hit the ground. “Some areas along the riverbank are inaccessible and the…
  • PHOTOS: Eye-Popping Buffalo Lake-Effect Snow Goes From Breathtaking to Deadly

    Alan Raymond
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:39 am
    The lake-effect snow machine is known for producing some pretty impressive snow totals. More than once last season, snow totals — during a lake-effect event — were north of three feet. But, the latest lake-effect snow event — in the Buffalo, N.Y. area — is shattering records and leaving even the most snow-hardy New Yorkers in awe. At least six people have been confirmed dead, WGRZ reported. “The most recent fatality was announced Wednesday morning. Officials say the victim is a 46-year-old man from Alden found buried in his car. One of the deaths involved a freak accident in…
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