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What's New
Michigan researchers put price tag on climate liability for fossil-fuel plants
Great Lakes Echo (1/21)
Coal-fired power plants across the country could be billion-dollar liabilities for utilities if their greenhouse gas emissions are challenged in court, according to researchers at Michigan Technological University.

Climate change is here, so be flexible
Blackburn News (1/14)
Climate change has been making a strong statement for the last month or so. And a Coastal Resource Manager with the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation, in Ont., says in the immediate future there’s very little we can do to turn it around.

Adapting to climate change in Michigan
C and E News (1/12)
Despite a climate agreement signed in December to try to limit global warming, scientists still expect this century to get warmer over the coming decades and this warming trend is expected to impact people living in every corner of the globe, including Michigan.

Our warm winter means a bumpy start for winter tourism in Michigan
Michigan Radio (12/24)
The week between Christmas and January first is typically one of the busiest times for winter tourism up north. But not this year. This winter, conditions haven't been quite right for Michigan ski resorts to make snow.

Weather delaying instillation of ice boom
Lockport Union-Sun & Journal (12/23)
Recent weather is delaying the annual instillation of the Lake Erie-Niagara River Ice Boom. Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers say work began last week but was delayed.

City lakes warming
Sudbury Star (12/21)
Lakes in Greater Sudbury, Ont., have not been immune to the frequent algal blooms and invasive species that plague warming waters elsewhere in the world, and it may get even worse in the years to come, if the alarming trends in a new study are not slowed or reversed.

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General Resources
Climate Change and Variability Program
NOAA, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL)
This research program brings together projects that examine the potential effects of climate change on the Great Lakes water resources and ecosystem.

Global Climate Change Resources
Sustainable Minnesota
Information on climate change in Minnesota and worldwide as well as plots of annual temperature trends.

Great Lakes Regional Climate Change Assessment
The Great Lakes assessment is one of 19 regional assessments sponsored by the U.S. EPA and coordinated by the U.S. Global Change Research Program. The Great Lakes Regional Assessment team consists of more than 30 faculty, research associates, graduate and undergraduate students, and external collaborators from around the region.

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.

The Potential Impacts of Global Warming on the Great Lakes Region
Includes critical findings for the Great Lakes region from the first National Assessment of the Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change.

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GLIN: Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Water Flows
GLIN: Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Water Levels
GLIN: Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region

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