Climate Change

The Aspen FACE test site in Wisconsin

MTU: Trees Finding The Nitrogen They Need Even When CO2 Is Supersized

A 10-year study that intentionally exposed trees to higher levels of carbon dioxide and ozone found that the trees managed to scrounge enough nitrogen to use the additional CO2 — without causing nitrogen levels in the soil to fall. Instead, leaf litter and other organic matter decomposed more quickly, making more nitrogen available.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/09/2012


UM Doctoral Student Joins Climate Science Day On Capitol Hill

University of Michigan ecology graduate student Jasmine Crumsey joined nearly 30 other scientists from across the country in Washington, D.C., this week to brief congressional staff members about climate change research.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/02/2012

Event Notices From January 16

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

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/16/2012

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


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




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