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Climate Articles

Did 'Ja Know?
Climate change looks like Cyclotella in Lake Superior.
From Hot to Cold
With perfect timing, Large Lakes Observatory (LLO) researchers are giving the western arm of Lake Superior a comprehensive evaluation.
Climate Intel: Diversifying to Cope with Climate Change
Faced with increased climate variability and weather extremes, communities could fare better if they diversify crops, energy sources, etc
Climate Intel: What's with the Cold Weather?
The Midwest's blistering cold weather in January 2014 was consistent with climate change projections.
Shades of Green: Flood Control Study Focused on Duluth, Minnesota
NOAA's Coastal Services Center conducted a study in the wake of Duluth's 2012 flood. What do they suggest to control future flooding in the Chester Creek Watershed? Green Infrastructure!
Getting Real About Climate Change
A year of treacherous weather prompts us to be "climate ready." Are you?
Protecting Port Assets
Two Sea Grant experts consider how a changing climate could affect the Port of Toledo and the Duluth-Superior Harbor.
Carbon Neutral by 2050? Can It Be Done?
As a cold-weather state, Minnesota has a high carbon footprint. Electricity and personal vehicle miles driven are two of the biggest culprits. In 2007, the Minnesota Legislature adopted a goal of 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. What would it take to achieve that goal?
New Climate Change Portal Serves Lake Superior Region
Minnesota Sea Grant (MNSG) opens its new regional climate portal this week, just as NOAA - the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently announced its global climate service.
Climate Change, an Ojibwe Perspective
Cultural traditions of the Lake Superior Band of Chippewa are indelibly tied to the seasons. At Grand Portage, Fond du Lac, and Bad River the Trust Lands are experiencing some effects of climate change. Tribal resource experts are collecting data and taking actions to mitigate and adapt.
Climate Change Focus of World Maritime Day
Two Sea Grant experts consider how a changing climate could affect the Port of Toledo and the Duluth-Superior Harbor.
Survey Captures Maritime Industry Thoughts on Climate Change
People working in the Great Lakes shipping industry are aware of how climate change predictions might affect their businesses but are not sure how to prepare for an uncertain future.
Climate and Lake Superior's Crunchy Creatures
Copepods, the animals that dominate Lake Superior's zooplankton scene and look like food to many fish species, respond to wind and water temperatures.
Lake Superior Feels the Heat: Climate Change Discussed at Conference
Summer temperatures like Kansas and winters like Wisconsin are just some changes possibly in store for Minnesota. Read what climate change experts discussed during a recent Lake Superior conference.
Stay Tuned for Climate Change
Minnesota Sea Grant's role in grasping and communicating predictions and information associated with climate science and impacts to aquatic resources.
Making a Great Lake Superior
Read about what happened at the "Making a Great Lake Superior 2007" Conference, which was held in Duluth in the fall of 2007.
Why is Lake Superior's water level so low and what does it mean for the environment and economy?
Since 1998, Lake Superior has slipped to the shallower side of average. Experts point to two main reasons for this.
Unsolved Mystery: Lake Superior's Missing Carbon
Experts are baffled about where huge amounts (possibly half) of organic carbon in Lake Superior come from and are working to discover the sources.
Great Salt Lake Superior?
A Sea Grant researcher interprets climate change models and discusses what this could mean for Lake Superior.
Understanding Viruses in Lake Superior-Effects of Ultraviolet Light Probed
A Sea Grant researcher interprets climate change models and discusses what this could mean for Lake Superior.

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