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Al Gore Speaks On Global Warming In Detroit

Speaking at a Great Lakes conference in Detroit, former Vice President Al Gore said major polluters are purposely sowing seeds of doubt about global warming.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/13/2011

The University of Michigan central campus.

Poll Finds Citizens, Officials Agree Local Government Should Fight Global Warming

A large majority of Michigan citizens and local government leaders agree that local governments have a responsibility to help reduce global warming, a new University of Michigan survey says.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/06/2011

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UM Finds More Trust In ‘Climate Change’ Vs. ‘Global Warming’

Many Americans are skeptical about whether the world’s weather is changing, but apparently the degree of skepticism varies systematically depending on what that change is called. According to a University of Michigan study published in the forthcoming issue of Public Opinion Quarterly, more people believe in “climate change” than in “global warming.”

03/08/2011

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UM Study: Global Warming May ‘Reroute’ Evolution

Rising carbon dioxide levels associated with global warming may affect interactions between plants and the insects that eat them, altering the course of plant evolution, research at the University of Michigan suggests.

02/16/2011

More extensive and more severe fires are turning Alaskan black spruce forests into carbon-emitting wastelands.

MTU: Climate Change Turning Alaskan Forest From Carbon Storage To Carbon Source

American and Canadian researchers report that climate change is causing wildfires to burn larger swaths of Alaskan trees and to char the groundcover more severely, turning the black spruce forests of Alaska from repositories of carbon to generators of it.

02/13/2011

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UM Study: Shrinking Snow, Ice Cover Intensifies Global Warming

The decreases in Earth’s snow and ice cover over the past 30 years have exacerbated global warming more than models predict they should have, on average, new research from the University of Michigan shows.

01/19/2011

Uni-Solar To Power Part Of UN Climate Change Conference

Rochester Hills-based United Solar, a subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices Inc. (Nasdaq: ENER), announced the completion and operation of a solar power project on the rooftop of the Moon Palace Hotel in Cancun, Mexico, host […]

11/30/2010

Thirty From UM Travel To UN Climate Conference

A group of 30 University of Michigan students, alumni, faculty and friends will attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico. The two-week conference starts Monday, Nov. 29. Representatives from the countries that […]

11/28/2010

MSU Study: Women Likelier To Accept Global Warming Than Men

Women tend to believe the scientific consensus on global warming more than men, according to a study by a Michigan State University researcher. The findings, published in the September issue of the journal Population and […]

09/14/2010

An Introduction To Global Warming

It is hard to get young people to understand the full impact of global warming.

07/20/2010

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