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December 10, 2018

climate change

May 2, 2016

Climate-adaptation plans long on ideas, short on details, priorities

An analysis of more than 40 climate-adaptation plans from across the U.S. shows that local communities are good at developing strategies to combat the harmful effects of climate change, but often fail to prioritize their goals or to provide implementation details.

April 25, 2016

Climate change in Michigan poses emerging public health threat

Changing climate conditions — including warmer temperatures and an increased frequency of heavy rainstorms — represent "an emerging threat to public health in Michigan," according to a new report from university researchers and state health officials.

November 17, 2015

Senate Assembly backs effort to investigate oil and coal divestment

The U-M faculty's Senate Assembly on Monday endorsed a student-led effort seeking an ad hoc committee of students, faculty, alumni and administrators that would consider whether the university should end its investment in the oil and coal industries.

November 16, 2015

Senate Assembly resolution on divestment committee

A Resolution To Support The Formation Of An Ad Hoc Committee To Determine The Propriety Of The University's Investments In Oil And Coal

(Approved by the U-M faculty's Senate Assembly on Nov. 16, 2015)

June 12, 2015

Varying atmospheric oxygen levels shaped Earth's climate over time

Variations in the amount of oxygen in Earth's atmosphere significantly altered global climate throughout the planet's history. Efforts to reconstruct past climates must include this previously overlooked factor, a University of Michigan-led study concludes.

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.

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