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Six inches of rain battered the Detroit metro area last weekend, a deluge that overwhelmed the region’s drainage system. But while the worst of that storm system is likely over, the city is still bracing for more rain later this week. In many cities just like Detroit, urban infrastructure was not built for current and future climate pressures.
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Across the Great Lakes region, citizen – or community – scientists of all ages are collaborating with researchers and influencing policy, one project at a time.
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It could take $1 billion a year until 2045 to address storm water drainage alone — and that’s just in seven of the state’s 83 counties. That doesn’t account for the billions in other infrastructure needs, from drinking water and sewers to roads and bridges.
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Chicago’s leaders have poured billions into ambitious programs to keep water away from roads and buildings. But urban flooding continues—overwhelmingly in communities of color—forcing experts to turn to new solutions.
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The research team is developing a first-of-its kind citizen science program to equip and train volunteers to pilot drones and use other geospatial technologies to better monitor and understand coastal change and vulnerabilities.
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Parks around the Great Lakes are expecting a spike in visitation this season as the United States and Canada continue to distribute COVID-19 vaccines.
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The rules require all Canadian ships and all ships visiting Canadian ports to treat ballast water. That includes so-called “lakers.” They are ships which only haul cargo within the Great Lakes.
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Our first underwater shoot each spring begins with a long hike through a hardwood forest. Our high-definition underwater camera system and associated gear weigh in at close to 50 pounds, making the 3-mile trek more laborious.
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For some, getting to contribute to scientific research might sound like a far-fetched possibility, but there are actually dozens of opportunities for people to try their hand at amateur science.