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UM researchers think tech could help cities better manage stormwater-
Associate Professor Branko Kerkez at the the university’s Civil and Environmental Engineering school says by using monitors and gate valves connected by the internet, systems can adjust to store water where there’s capacity so it doesn’t rush into areas already overwhelmed by stormwater.01
US Democratic governors to participate in U.N. climate talks-
U.S. governors want a seat at the table as international leaders prepare to gather in Scotland at a critical moment for global efforts to reduce fossil fuel emissions and slow the planet’s temperature rise.
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Majority in US concerned about climate: AP-NORC/EPIC poll-
President Joe Biden heads to a vital U.N. climate summit at a time when a majority of Americans regard the deteriorating climate as a problem of high importance to them, an increase from just a few years ago.
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Pritzker to visit UK, tout climate-change efforts next week-
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker will travel to the United Kingdom next week to discuss the state’s efforts to neutralize climate change while bolstering economic development, his office said Wednesday.
Billions in environmental justice funds hang in the balance-
Tens of billions of dollars for U.S. environmental justice initiatives originally proposed in a $3.5 trillion domestic spending package now hang in the balance as Democrats decide how to trim the bill down to $2 trillion.
What is COP26? Here’s how global climate negotiations work and what’s expected from the Glasgow summit-
Over two weeks in November, world leaders and national negotiators will meet in Scotland to discuss what to do about climate change. It’s a complex process that can be hard to make sense of from the outside, but it’s how international law and institutions help solve problems that no single country can fix on its own.
Michigan’s balmy October means more mosquitos, peril for coldwater fish-
Nearly three weeks into October, much of Michigan remains stuck in early autumn mode, fueling frustration for fall anglers, exaltation for late-season swimmers, and itchiness for anyone who ventures outside for too long without bug spray.
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Water Groups Lauded a Side Agreement at the Paris Climate Conference. Then It Languished.-
The fate of the Paris Pact reveals the difficulties in incorporating water into global climate agreements.
U.N. Climate Conference: Michigan’s role at the U.N.’s COP26 and in the U.S.’s climate future-
“The take home is always, always, always water,” Liesl Clark, director of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, said during a preview of the United Nations COP26 event.