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What's New
Are you climate ready?
(10/16)
Pop quiz - what's your climate knowledge? Visit the U.S. EPA's website to take a fun climate quiz! Test your level of understanding regarding climate change, factors that contribute to climate change, and things that individuals can do to make a difference.

Binational Great Lakes Climate Quarterly
(10/10)
For a binational overview of the latest season’s Great Lakes weather and water level conditions, impacts and an outlook for the upcoming quarter, take a look at the "Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook: Great Lakes Region" report available at the U.S. Drought Portal.

Webinar: Exploring Snowfall in the U.S.
(9/30)
Snowfall has a large impact on communities, from road maintenance to water resources management. The next in the OSU Climate Change Webinar Series will explore snowfall trends in the United States and the Great Lakes region and introduce regions that show significant change in snowfall, including an increasing trend in the upper Midwest.

Climate change makes it harder to save Lake Erie
The Toledo Blade (9/29)
Although not the primary source of Great Lakes algae, climate change is exacerbating the problem and making it harder to reduce phosphorus and other nutrients that help algae grow, experts say.

NOAA Climate Resources webinar
(9/16)
The OSU Climate Change Webinar Series will present a webinar on NOAA Climate Resources on Sept. 25. This webinar will provide an overview of how interested stakeholders can obtain information from NOAA’s climate service offices. The webinar is free, but registration is required.

Researching offshore wind developments
BlackburnNews.com (9/10)
Ontario is conducting two studies to monitor the noise impacts and decommissioning requirements of offshore wind turbine developments. In 2011, the province announced it would not be moving forward with any proposals for wind turbines in any of the Great Lakes.

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General Resources
Climate Change and Variability Program
NOAA, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL)
This research program brings together projects that examine the potential effects of climate change on the Great Lakes water resources and ecosystem.

Global Climate Change Resources
Sustainable Minnesota
Information on climate change in Minnesota and worldwide as well as plots of annual temperature trends.

Great Lakes Regional Climate Change Assessment
The Great Lakes assessment is one of 19 regional assessments sponsored by the U.S. EPA and coordinated by the U.S. Global Change Research Program. The Great Lakes Regional Assessment team consists of more than 30 faculty, research associates, graduate and undergraduate students, and external collaborators from around the region.

Impacts of Climate Change on the Great Lakes Basin
Environment Canada and NOAA
The goal of this 1998 project is to improve our understanding of the complex interactions between climate variability and change, the environment, and social and economic systems so that informed regional adaptation responses can be developed for the sustainable management of the Basin.

The Potential Impacts of Global Warming on the Great Lakes Region
Includes critical findings for the Great Lakes region from the first National Assessment of the Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change.

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GLIN: Agencies and Organizations, Weather
GLIN: Climate Change Research in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Environmental Research in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Hydrology
GLIN: Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Water Flows
GLIN: Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Water Levels
GLIN: Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region

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