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Climate Change

An aerial view of the 38-acre experimental forest in Wisconsin where UM researchers and their colleagues continuously exposed birch, aspen and maple trees to elevated levels of carbon dioxide and ozone gas from 1997 through 2008. Credit: David Karnosky, Michigan Technological University

UM Ecologist: Future Forests May Soak Up More CO2, Buffering Climate Change

North American forests appear to have a greater capacity to soak up heat-trapping carbon dioxide gas than researchers had previously anticipated.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/13/2011

In the foreground, Grand Valley's downtown Grand Rapids engineering school complex

GVSU To Tackle Climate Change, Consumption

Climate change, dumpster diving and biodiesel will be topics of discussion at three events during Grand Valley State University’s Campus Sustainability Week.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/13/2011

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UM: Rising Carbon Levels At End Of Last Ice Age Not Pacific’s Fault

A new study by a University of Michigan paleoclimatologist and two colleagues suggests that the deep ocean was not an important source of carbon during glacial times, forcing scientists to rethink their theories

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/03/2011

Al Gore (credit: RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP/Getty Images, File)

Al Gore To Speak On Climate Change In Detroit

The former Vice President and presidential candidate will deliver the keynote address at the International Joint Commission’s Great Lakes Water Quality biennial meeting next month.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/20/2011

The Great Lakes - A satellite view.  (File Photo)

UM Gets Grant To Help Great Lakes Cities Adapt To Climate Change

Faced with increasing risks of intense storms, heat stress, clean water availability and economic hardship, municipal leaders are seeking high-quality, location-specific analyses to help plan for climate change impacts.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/22/2011

Lake Michigan (istockphoto)

Group Says Michigan Vulnerable To Effects Of Climate Change

Michigan is among 16 states named by an environmental group as “most likely” to experience serious flooding and other problems over the next several decades.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/03/2011

The Metro Detroit Climate Justice Task Force in a meeting on July 20, 2011. (WWJ Photo/Vickie Thomas)

Environmentalists: Yes, It’s Getting Hotter

A lot of people are wondering if it’s getting hotter and hotter each summer. Is it really, or are we becoming wimps?

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/20/2011

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Report: Great Lakes Parks Already Suffering From Climate Disruption

A new reports says 5 Great Lakes national parks are already feeling the impact of climate change in the forms of rising temperatures and eroding shorelines.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/13/2011

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Miller Canfield Climate Law And Policy Event Returns

Miller Canfield will host its “Second Annual International Climate Law & Policy Symposium” on Wednesday, May 18 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at NextEnergy Center, 461 Burroughs St. in Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/25/2011

Event Notices From April 20

The latest event and meeting notices from Michigan’s technology-focused businesses and institutions

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/20/2011

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