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What's New
Ethanol use in Michigan cuts greenhouse gas, study finds
Great Lakes Echo (11/24)
New research suggests increased ethanol fuel use could be dramatically reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Michigan.

Study predicts longer Lake Michigan basin growing season
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (11/24)
A new U.S. Geological Survey study on the effects of climate change says longer growing seasons in the Lake Michigan basin and earlier snowmelt are two likely outcomes of a warmer climate by the end of the century.

State and local climate adaptation plans
(11/20)
States and communities around the country have begun to prepare for the climate change. An interactive map by the Georgetown Climate Center highlights the status of state and local adaptation efforts, including those in the Great Lakes region.

Webinar: Climate Change and Corn Belt Agriculture
(11/13)
With severe weather events forecast to increase in number and intensity, corn crop yields may decrease due to increased nutrient runoff. On Nov. 18, OSU's Climate Change Webinar Series will focus on climate predictions for the Midwest, research findings, and impacts for Lake Erie.

New tool helps visualize how climate change could affect the Great Lakes
Great Lakes Echo (11/13)
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently launched a web tool that predicts what the Great Lakes shorelines look like under different water levels.

Global warming increasing spread of dead zones in oceans, rivers
CBC News (11/10)
Global warming is likely playing a bigger role than previously thought in dead zones in oceans, lakes and rivers around the world and it's only going to get worse, according to a new study.

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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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