What's New 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.
New report: State of the Climate in 2013 (7/18) In 2013, the vast majority of worldwide climate indicators — greenhouse gases, sea levels, global temperatures, etc. — continued to reflect trends of a warmer planet, according to the indicators assessed in the State of the Climate in 2013 report, released online this week by the American Meteorological Society.
Binational Great Lakes Quarterly Climate Impact Report (7/14) Spring 2014 for the Great Lakes region was the 5th coldest since 1948. What could this mean for the summer forecast? For a binational overview of the latest season's weather, water level conditions, and related impacts, plus an outlook for the upcoming quarter, review the Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook: Great Lakes Region via the U.S. Drought Portal.
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.