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Great Lakes’ warming has wintertime domino effect – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

CHICAGO – Winter is just around the corner, but experts say the Great Lakes haven’t gotten the message. After summer and fall evenings that failed to cool sufficiently, surface temperatures in the massive bodies of water are trending above average,…

Climate Change Is Making It Harder for Campers to Beat the Heat – The New York Times

Jill Laidlaw has worked for 37 years at Camp Cavell in Lexington, Mich., a little spot of paradise on Lake Huron. But she has seen trouble in paradise: climate change. Temperatures in Michigan have risen by two to three degrees,…

Global warming is changing summer camp s’more than you think – The Indian Express

Written by John Schwartz Jill Laidlaw has worked for 37 years at Camp Cavell in Lexington, Michigan, a little spot of paradise on Lake Huron. But she has seen trouble in paradise: climate change. Temperatures in Michigan have risen by…

New ‘Swiss Army knife’ cleans up water pollution

(Northwestern University) Phosphate Elimination and Recovery Lightweight (PEARL) membrane, a porous nanocomposite substrate, selectively sequesters up to 99% of phosphate ions from polluted water. Tunable membrane will address other environmental challenges through incorporation of specific nanomaterials. New tech meets need for sustainable, scalable and cost-effective solution that works outside the lab.

Protecting Local Water Can Help Slow Climate Change and Provide Trillions of Dollars in Benefits – UT News – UT News | The University of Texas at Austin

AUSTIN, Texas — A new paper in the May issue of Nature Communications demonstrates why reducing nutrient pollution in local lakes and other waterbodies produces economic benefits globally: Reducing water pollution can help slow climate change and provide trillions of…

Protecting local water has global benefits – EurekAlert

IMAGE: The United States Great Lakes as seen from space. The Great Lakes hold about 90% of the freshwater in the U.S. and about 20% of the world’s freshwater supply (NOAA)…. view more  Credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Great Lakes…

What will happen to our cities (and beaches) at 3 degrees of warming? – Sydney Morning Herald

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size The reef had already started turning white when the little rat vanished. No one knows exactly how the rare rodent, known as the Bramble Cay melomys, first came to live on a…

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Potentially toxic plankton algae may play a crucial role in the future Arctic

(Aarhus University) As the sea ice shrinks in the Arctic, the plankton community that produces food for the entire marine food chain is changing. New research shows that a potentially toxic species of plankton algae that lives both by doing photosynthesis and absorbing food may become an important player in the Arctic Ocean as the future sea ice becomes thinner and thinner.

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