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Scientist Warns Of Heavier Storms, More Algae

An increasingly warm climate is worsening the problem of harmful Great Lakes algae blooms by boosting the intensity of spring rains that wash phosphorus into the waters, a scientist said Wednesday during a conference for advocates and policymakers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/12/2012

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U-M: Climate Change Could Increase Levels Of Bird Flu

Avian flu viruses do not normally infect humans. However, sporadic human infections with avian flu viruses have occurred.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/29/2012

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U.S. CO2 Profile Looks Better Considering Our Climate

The United States has long been among the world’s worst emitters of carbon dioxide, but when accounting for climate in addition to GDP, it is nowhere near the bottom of that list, according to University of Michigan researchers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/14/2012

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New Michigan Tech Research Focuses On Clouds’ Role In Climate

Clouds play a crucial part in regulating climate, but precious little is actually known about clouds’ inner workings and their role on Earth. A group of Michigan Technological University scientists hopes to change that, thanks to a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

01/03/2011

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