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March 2010

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?

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.

35 Years at the Forefront of Aquatic Science

This year marks the 35th anniversary of Minnesota Sea Grant. Take a look back at what the organization has accomplished, how it earned its reputation for cutting-edge science, and where its focus will be moving forward.

Knauss Fellow Completes Year on Capitol Hill

Anne Cooper, Minnesota Sea Grant's Knauss Fellow last year, has recently accepted a position as Professional Staff for the House Committee on Science and Technology, Subcommittee on Energy and Environment. She shares a bit about what she learned and how she made a difference during her year as a Knauss Fellow.

Before the Opener...

Minnesota’s fishing opener is May 15. Be sure you know what you can do to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Here are some tips to keep you safe and the environment healthy.

Readers Want to Know...

Readers asked if fish can build immunity to the VHS virus, as humans build immunity to certain viruses. Jim Winton, a microbiologist at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Western Fisheries Research Center explains.

Sizzling Content. Cool Links.

New Web pages dedicated to climate change offer local information to area researchers, educators, media representatives and the public.

The Ecology of Lake Superior Conference

The conference on the Ecology of Lake Superior: Integrated Approaches & Challenges in the 21st Century is coming up May 3-5 in Duluth. Find out details and how to register.

International Symposium on Genetic Biocontrol of Invasive Fish and Mussels

The International Symposium on Genetic Biocontrol of Invasive Species, June 21-24 in Minneapolis looks at tools, strategies, obstacles and concerns.

Did Ja Know

Find out about scholarships available for Great Lakes area teachers (gr. 4-10).

Bow Watch

35 Years and Counting

Times have changed significantly in the 35 years since Minnesota Sea Grant’s inception, and this year’s anniversary is a good time to look back on accomplishments as well as ahead to the future.

New Publications & Services

Great Lakes Shipping: Fuel Consumption and Climate Change

Find out how Great Lakes shipping fares in the global fight to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This publication compares modes of transportation in light of the global threat from climate change.

Journal Reprints

Five new reprints give our readers the edge on GHG emissions, PBDEs and PCBs, E. coli, and more. All are available upon request.


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