GLRA Team Member Profile of the Month:

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Jeff Andresen


As a home to a variety of wildlife, the forests and wetlands provide the region with opportunities for tourism and recreation, production of timber, other wood and non-wood products, and services such as watershed protection. These delicate ecosystems are critical to migratory waterfowl and other birds, providing food, breeding grounds, and resting stops along major migration routes.

Already stressed by pollution, exotic species invasion, and suburban sprawl, how will these important terrestrial ecosystems be vulnerable to the effects of climate change?

Please join us at the Climate Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems of the Great Lakes Region: The Potential Impacts and What We Can Do workshop, at the Minnesota Valley Wildlife Refuge, June 21, 2002...more

Farmers, landowners, fruit growers, Michigan Farm Bureau, MSU extension agents, and others — over 70 people attended the Climate Change and Agriculture in the Great Lakes Region workshop, Michigan State University, March 22.... more


May 14 , 2002

Michigan's hopes rise with crucial lake levels

After four years of drought, the Great Lakes system is showing signs of rebounding from near-record low levels. While encouraging, experts warn that the lakes need a very wet summer to return to average levels. Source: The Detroit News (5/10)

The politics and science of carbon dioxide

A study just getting off the ground in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest may help answer both scientific and political questions. Source: The Daily Press (Ashland, WI) (5/6)

Power company buys polluted OH village

The people who live in the Ohio River village of Cheshire have agreed to sell their homes and businesses so they can get away from emissions from American Electric Power's largest coal-burning power plant in the state. Source: Great Lakes Radio Consortium (4/29)

Cutting toxic mercury emissions

In a move being watched by states throughout the Great Lakes, Wisconsin could become the first state in the country to force electric utilities to reduce the amount of mercury their plants put into the air. Source: Great Lakes Radio Consortium (5/13)

President declares disaster in Upper Peninsula

President Bush on Monday declared five Upper Peninsula counties a disaster area because of flooding last month. Source: The Associated Press (5/6)

Aqua satellite blasts into orbit

Canadian scientists hope to better understand the Earth's complex water cycle when data starts pouring in from a newly launched American satellite. Source: CBC News (5/7)

News articles excerpted from GLIN Daily News, courtesy of Great Lakes Information Network

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