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Climate change in the Great Lakes region means more intense storms. Already some towns are finding they’re flooding where they never have before. One city in Michigan is finding the solution is nature.
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What sort of impact could President Biden’s executive orders and his various campaign promises have on the Great Lakes region?
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Last year when the Midland dams gave way, more than 21 billion gallons of water rushed into the Tittabawassee River. More than three and a quarter billion gallons of that ended up in the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge.
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Over the past decade or so, scientists have been playing catch up when it comes to winter data, and they are discovering that winter conditions play a big role in determining what happens the following summer.
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As climate change complicates Lake Erie’s algae problem, scientists say farmers must do far more to reduce phosphorus runoff. But will enough farmers change their ways without a government mandate?
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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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With warming temperatures, fluctuating water levels and a series of extreme storms, Lake Superior is undergoing dramatic alterations amid climate change.
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Warming waters are hard on some fish, such as walleye, and more favorable to others, such as smallmouth bass. With so many environmental stresses, it’s difficult to gauge the future of individual lakes.