lake superior http://michiganradio.org en Stateside for Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-wednesday-december-4th-2013 <p>Can you imagine paying $7 for a gallon of milk? That reality isn't too far off if Congress can't get it together and pass a Farm Bill. We found out more about the so-called dairy cliff on today's show.</p><p>Then, scientists say Lake Superior is heating up faster than any other lake on Earth. We asked why.</p><p>And, Traverse City’s festivals are adding jobs and money to the local economy, some residents have had enough. Can a balance be reached?</p><p>First on the show, a<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;move by the Michigan Lottery has caught retailers by surprise, a big surprise.</span></p><p>Earlier this year, the State Legislature said no to a budget request from the Michigan Lottery for money to launch online and smart phone lottery sales. Storeowners who sell lottery tickets thought that was the end of that.</p><p>Turns out, they were wrong.</p><p>Chris Gautz has been following this story for Crain's Detroit Business, and he joined us today.</p><p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:49:59 +0000 Stateside Staff 15539 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 Lake Superior is heating up faster than any other lake on Earth http://michiganradio.org/post/lake-superior-heating-faster-any-other-lake-earth <p>Lake Superior is warming up.</p><p>Scientists say the largest of the Great Lakes is heating up faster than any other lake on Earth.</p><p>What's behind the warming? And could this be good news for those who enjoy Great Lakes fishing?</p><p>Tim Cline is a PhD student at the University of Washington's School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. He has studied the effect of temperature on fish in Lake Superior, and he joined us today to discuss the issue.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:38:19 +0000 Stateside Staff 15535 at http://michiganradio.org Lake Superior is heating up faster than any other lake on Earth 'Lake Erie has 2% of the water in the Great Lakes, but 50% of the fish' http://michiganradio.org/post/lake-erie-has-2-water-great-lakes-50-fish <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The stat comes from Jeff&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Reutter</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Director of Ohio State University's Stone Laboratory.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He says the converse is true for Lake Superior. It holds 50% of the water, but just 2% of the fish.</span></p><p>It's a rough estimate, he says, but it gives you a good understanding of how each of the five Great Lakes have unique characteristics, which present unique challenges in managing these lakes.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As part of <a href="http://michiganradio.org/topic/warm-water-fish-changing-great-lakes">our series on how climate change is affecting the Great Lakes</a>, </span>Reutter<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> spoke to us about how Lake Erie is especially vulnerable to temperature variations. It is the southernmost, and the shallowest of the five Great Lakes.</span></p><p>He also spoke about how, unlike the other four Great Lakes, Lake Erie is surrounded by agriculture and a more urbanized landscape.</p><p>You can listen to him speak about his "50 and 2 Rule" here:</p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1BQqYFzHq4">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1BQqYFzHq4</a></p><p>Lake Erie has seen a resurgence in algal blooms over the last ten years. It was once a big problem in the 60s and 70s, and it has returned as a problem again.</p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 17:48:20 +0000 Mark Brush 15125 at http://michiganradio.org 'Lake Erie has 2% of the water in the Great Lakes, but 50% of the fish' Robots to spend winter under the ice in Lake Superior http://michiganradio.org/post/robots-spend-winter-under-ice-lake-superior <p>Researchers are sending robots where no scientist has gone before: under the ice in Lake Superior during winter.</p><p>This week, researchers from the University of Minnesota-Duluth put their first robot in Lake Superior to test it. Think of them as robotic divers... they travel up and down on cables and collect data. The cables will be anchored to the bottom of the lake.</p><p>Erik Brown is one of the lead researchers and the acting director of the Large Lakes Observatory at UMD.&nbsp; He says the harsh winters on Lake Superior make it too dangerous for people to go out on ships and collect data.</p><p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 20:35:28 +0000 Rebecca Williams 8638 at http://michiganradio.org Robots to spend winter under the ice in Lake Superior 3 adults, 6 kids rescued from Partridge Island http://michiganradio.org/post/3-adults-6-kids-rescued-partridge-island <p>MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) - Authorities rescued three adults and six children from Partridge Island in Lake Superior who had been on the water in a 12-foot boat.</p><p>The U.S. Coast Guard says the boat was &quot;beset by weather&quot; on Wednesday afternoon and they got a call for help via cell phone.</p><p>A crew from Coast Guard Station Marquette and rescuers from the Marquette County sheriff&#39;s department responded. A Coast Guard rescuer swam to the beach and helped the nine onto a sheriff&#39;s<br />department boat, and they were transferred to the Coast Guard boat.</p><p>No injuries were reported. All nine were transported to Coast Guard Station Marquette. Thu, 18 Aug 2011 13:26:33 +0000 The Associated Press 3806 at http://michiganradio.org Man buys remote Lake Superior island, plans new artist residency http://michiganradio.org/post/man-buys-remote-lake-superior-island-plans-new-artist-residency <p>An <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rabbit-Island/117613644971625">uninhabited island</a> in Lake Superior will soon be home to an artist residency program.</p><p>New Yorker Rob Gorski saw the 91-acre island listed for sale on Craiglist. At first, he was skeptical. But after talking it over with his brother, both of whom are Michigan natives, they bought the island for less than $150,000.</p><p>The land, known as <a href="http://flavors.me/rabbitisland">Rabbit Island</a>, is about a half hour boat ride from the Keweenaw Peninsula.</p> Mon, 11 Jul 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 3220 at http://michiganradio.org Man buys remote Lake Superior island, plans new artist residency