What's New Webinar: Exploring Snowfall in the U.S. (9/30) Snowfall has a large impact on communities, from road maintenance to water resources management. The next in the OSU Climate Change Webinar Series will explore snowfall trends in the United States and the Great Lakes region and introduce regions that show significant change in snowfall, including an increasing trend in the upper Midwest.
Climate change makes it harder to save Lake Erie The Toledo Blade (9/29) Although not the primary source of Great Lakes algae, climate change is exacerbating the problem and making it harder to reduce phosphorus and other nutrients that help algae grow, experts say.
NOAA Climate Resources webinar (9/16) The OSU Climate Change Webinar Series will present a webinar on NOAA Climate Resources on Sept. 25. This webinar will provide an overview of how interested stakeholders can obtain information from NOAA’s climate service offices. The webinar is free, but registration is required.
Researching offshore wind developments BlackburnNews.com (9/10) Ontario is conducting two studies to monitor the noise impacts and decommissioning requirements of offshore wind turbine developments. In 2011, the province announced it would not be moving forward with any proposals for wind turbines in any of the Great Lakes.
COMMENTARY: Climate change and the St. Lawrence River Basin The Gazette (8/13) It is already nearly impossible to manage water levels in the basin simply by discharging water stored at the Sault-Ste-Marie, Welland-Niagara, Cornwall and Beauharnois dam complexes. This wasteful use of water, including flood water, is no longer acceptable.
The man who wants to make sure climate change doesn’t ruin your beer The Washington Post (7/23) When five-inch storms drench Chicago in a 12-hour window, the Chicago River is reversed away from the Mississippi Basin and into Lake Michigan, shutting down the beach for three days and tainting Goose Island Beer Company’s most important resource.
Impacts of Climate Change on the Great Lakes Basin Environment Canada and NOAA The goal of this 1998 project is to improve our understanding of the complex interactions between climate variability and change, the environment, and social and economic systems so that informed regional adaptation responses can be developed for the sustainable management of the Basin.