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What's New
Ecosystem stewardship in an era of rapid climate change
(4/16)
A webinar presented as a part of the Climate Explorations Series by Ohio State University will discuss ecological science and management guidelines for climate change. This free webinar takes place April 22 and will feature Dr. Peter Curtis, a professor of plant ecology at Ohio State University.

Climate Explorations: Why We Don't Believe in Science
(4/13)
A webinar presented as a part of the Climate Explorations Series by Ohio State University will explore why the human mind is not always objective when it comes to perceiving risks and making decisions regarding climate and other domains. This free webinar takes place this Tues., April 14.

Public works: Preparing sewage treatment plants for climate change
Torontoist (4/7)
As Toronto anticipates worse storms and more flooding in the future, some environmentalists are already troubled by whether or not Toronto’s wastewater treatment plants can handle sewage during extreme weather.

Ontario reintroducing legislation to protect Great Lakes ecosystem
The Manitoulin Expositor (3/4)
The Ontario provincial government has introduced legislation that will help to protect the Great Lakes by helping to fight climate change, reduce harmful algal blooms and protect wetlands and other coastal areas.

Climate Change in Minnesota: More heat, more big storms
Minnesota Public Radio (2/2)
Data collected systematically over nearly two centuries make it irrefutable: Minnesota's climate has changed and so has the state's diverse web of life.

Image from space shows lake effect snow
(1/12)
A high resolution satellite image from Wednesday January 7, shows a well developed lake effect snow pattern. The snow pattern makes it clear exactly which direction the wind is from, with the clouds running from northwest to southeast.

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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: Agencies and Organizations, Weather
GLIN: Climate Change Research in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Environmental Research in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Hydrology
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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