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Black Neighborhoods Will Bear Future Flood Burden-
Climate change, shifting populations, and infrastructure development in risky areas compound future flood loss risk.10
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How the Ski Industry Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Climate Activism-
An interview with the president of the International Ski Federation, Gian Franco Kasper, made its way around the Internet faster than locals flocking to the first chair on a powder day. In the 2019 interview, Kasper told a Swiss newspaper that he preferred working with dictators to environmentalists and that there is no proof of “so-called” climate change.
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Building Resilience in Rural America-
People in rural communities are often hit disproportionately hard by natural hazards. That’s an issue for the Great Lakes region, which is made up of a lot more than just urban areas like Chicago, Cleveland or Duluth.
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Big Benefits from Experimental Watersheds-
In the ’30s, the USDA established a series of experimental watersheds to better understand how erosion, runoff, and water quality vary in response to different agricultural practices, including sites in the Great Lakes region.
European Colonists Dramatically Increased North American Erosion Rates-
Around 200 years ago, when conversion of land for agriculture became more widespread, the amount of sediment accumulating in riverbeds across the continent jumped tenfold.
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Chicago Wetlands Shrank by 40% During the 20th Century-
A team of graduate students measured wetland and biodiversity changes during the 100 years following the reversal of the Chicago River.