Great Lakes

Sort By:
Decent Essays
Good Essays
Better Essays
Amazing Essays
Best Essays
    Page 1 of 50 - About 500 Essays
  • Amazing Essays

    problems are seen throughout the world, many strategic plans need to be developed in order to tackle these issues, but sometimes researchers come up short (Kreuter & De Rosa, 2004). The Great Lakes ecosystem is the largest body of freshwater in the world. This ecosystem holds 18% of the worlds freshwater supply in the world, it covers 95000 square miles of shoreline; includes 5000 tributaries and has an area of drainage of 288000 square miles. The Basin is populated with more than 35 million people and they depend on its natural resources to sustain their lives (Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem Team). The…

    • 1567 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Amazing Essays
  • Good Essays

    Sometimes drastic measures need to be taken to prevent an even more drastic situation, and that is the dilemma today's scientists are facing on the topic of the Alewife, a small silver fish who have wreaked havoc on freshwater ecosystems across Ontario. The invasive species were first spotted in Lake Ontario in 1873, having been carried over in the ballast water of ships. They quickly reproduced in those bodies of water, then bypassed Niagara Falls through the Welland Canal By 1960, they had…

    • 275 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Decent Essays

    We focus on the U.S. Great Lakes megaregion, which includes large metropolitan areas such as Chicago, Detroit, Minnesota, Cleveland, St. Louis, and Pittsburgh. The dataset consists of a balanced panel based on the monthly data obtained from various sources. Variables measured in this study and the data sources are described in this section. We focus on the time period between 2013 July and 2016 May for data consistency. Figure 1. US Great Lakes Megaregion (source:…

    • 1089 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Good Essays

    Purpose This paper will discuss the Great Lakes regions issue with invasive species introduced via ships ballast water, and the response that has followed since then. The impact of shipping and its economic benefit to the region will also be reviewed. The Great Lakes The great lakes system consists of a group of linked freshwater lakes spanning across the traditionally defined “heart land” region of North America. The system consists primarily of 5 distinct bodies of water; Lake Superior,…

    • 1605 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    According to the Department of Natural Resources of Minnesota, Dreissena Polymorpha or formally known as zebra mussels is one of the highest problems in Minnesota lakes and rivers, affecting twenty-eight states and counting in the United States and is one of the highest leading problems in waters. Discovered in 1988 in the Great Lakes, they are said to be native to Eastern Europe, and Western Russia, the theory is that they were brought over from ships that were bringing over products to the…

    • 761 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Industrial Pollution in the Great Lakes Pollution within the Great Lakes region has been an issue since before the 1970s, when pollution in this area caused concern, resulting in the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement between Canada and the United States. This was in place to improve water quality of the Great Lakes region. However, we are still struggling with pollution in the Great Lakes- and all over the world. As countries develop, they become more industrial to meet high market demands of…

    • 2074 Words
    • 9 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Good Essays

    Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world. Lake Superior is 2,726 miles around with the deepest part being 1,332 feet deep. If you could go anywhere you should go to Lake Superior. First, you should visit the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. There are many things to do in the U.P. one of these things is skiing. A few ski hills that overlook the water are Mount Bohemia, Indianhead Mountain, and the Porcupine Mountains Ski Area. Indianhead Mountain is a small mountain but if you're…

    • 522 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Chicago River Analysis

    • 1597 Words
    • 7 Pages

    Everybody loves the big city of Chicago, and knows that our drinking water comes from Lake Michigan. Well, imagine that water being filled with sewage and chemicals. That's the way that Lake Michigan used to be, and thanks to reversing the river, we will never have that problem again. A closer study of this historical event will illustrate how the workers completed this impossible sounding task, what impact this had on the Chicago people, and how reversing the river may have created more…

    • 1597 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    has 4 major rivers in it they are the Rio Grande the Rio Chama the Gallinas river and the Pecos River and 2 lakes and they are the eagle nest lake and the Abiqulu reservoir there are 2 major towns here and they are Los Alamos(As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 17,950 people) It is approximately 90 miles north of Albuquerque, 35 miles from Santa Fe, and 55 miles from Taos. At 7,355 feet altitude, Los Alamosa has a mild, four-season climate. and Taos (As of the 2010 census Taos had a…

    • 441 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Essay On Zebra Mussels

    • 719 Words
    • 3 Pages

    Silent but deadly. It might be too late to save the aquatic animals in the Great Lakes from migrant species that have come to take over, and make a new home. Shipping vessels coming from other waters carry many unwanted guests, known as invasive species, to make home in our waters in the United States. Invasive species hiding in the ballast of ships entering the Great Lakes damage the Great Lakes’ ecosystem. Invasive species enter the Great Lakes in the ballasts of shipping vessels. Shipping…

    • 719 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Previous
    Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 50

Related Topics:

Popular Topics: