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October 22, 2017

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June 3, 2015

Federal funding extends Great Lakes climate research at U-M, MSU

Researchers at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University have been awarded $3.65 million from the federal government to continue the study of climate change adaptation and climate variability in the Great Lakes region for another five years.

December 10, 2014

U-M to explore ways to deal with Great Lakes water-level changes

Extreme water-level fluctuations in the Great Lakes, including historic lows on lakes Michigan and Huron in 2013 and substantial upward trends in 2014, are creating serious challenges for many shoreline property owners, tourism-related businesses, municipal planners and others.

June 24, 2014

Climate change to profoundly alter Great Lakes region, report says

Intense rainstorms, floods and heat waves will become more common in the Great Lakes region due to climate change in the coming decades, and ice-cover declines will lengthen the commercial navigation season on the lakes, according to a new summary report released Tuesday.

January 21, 2014

Great Lakes evaporation study seeks to dispel misconceptions

The recent Arctic blast that gripped much of the nation will likely contribute to a healthy rise in Great Lakes water levels in 2014, new research shows. But the processes responsible for that welcome outcome are not as simple and straightforward as one might think.

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