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Great Lakes Region

In this handout photo provided by NASA, a Solar and Heliospheric Observatory image shows Region 486 that unleashed a record flare last week (lower left) November 18, 2003 on the sun.

Solar Flares

The burst or wave that results from the flare is a coronal mass ejection or scientists simply call it CME.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/18/2012

A researcher at one of four sugar maple research sites in Michigan. Photo courtesy of Sierra Patterson and Alan Talhelm

Acid Rain Poses New Threat To Great Lakes Sugar Maples

The number of sugar maples in Upper Great Lakes forests is likely to decline in coming decades, according to University of Michigan ecologists and their colleagues, due to a previously unrecognized threat from a familiar enemy: acid rain.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/15/2011