Study predicts longer Lake Michigan basin growing season Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (11/24) A new U.S. Geological Survey study on the effects of climate change says longer growing seasons in the Lake Michigan basin and earlier snowmelt are two likely outcomes of a warmer climate by the end of the century.
State and local climate adaptation plans (11/20) States and communities around the country have begun to prepare for the climate change. An interactive map by the Georgetown Climate Center highlights the status of state and local adaptation efforts, including those in the Great Lakes region.
Webinar: Climate Change and Corn Belt Agriculture (11/13) With severe weather events forecast to increase in number and intensity, corn crop yields may decrease due to increased nutrient runoff. On Nov. 18, OSU's Climate Change Webinar Series will focus on climate predictions for the Midwest, research findings, and impacts for Lake Erie.
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.