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  • Faced with climate change, where will trees go?

    Published on February 26, 2014
    Two web-based systems help forestry professionals and landowners understand the potential impact of climate change on tree species.

  • Local government and climate change: Planning for rainfall intensification in the Midwest

    Published on May 29, 2014
    The Third National Climate Assessment predicts increased rainfall events and flooding in the Midwest. Communities that plan ahead and adapt to predicted conditions stand to ‘weather the storm’.

  • Emperor’s New Clothes

    Published on February 1, 2019
    Sometimes we believe things in order to maintain an image of ourselves or to reinforce a set of values that we find attractive. When faced with reliable information that conflicts with these perspectives, how many are willing to change their opinion?

  • End-of-the-year results for tackling climate change globally

    Published on January 15, 2015
    The conversation on climate change continues to evolve in a direction several countries view as extremely encouraging.

  • Who is talking climate and hydrofluorocarbons?

    Published on January 15, 2015
    Annual BBC reports summarize climate change and international actions to reducing a leading greenhouse gas.

  • You vacation based on climate, but you pack based on weather

    Published on February 9, 2015
    While 2014 was reported as the warmest year on record globally, the Great Lakes region experienced one of the coldest winters on record last year. What gives? The answer lies in the difference between weather and climate.

  • Climate change and water resources – a national assessment

    Published on September 18, 2014
    Climate change may have significant impacts on water resources use and management according to the Third National Climate Assessment.

  • How is the water cycle affected by climate change?

    Published on September 18, 2014
    Water is constantly in motion, rising into the atmosphere as evaporation and falling as precipitation. How climate change impacts the water cycle is a topic of the Third National Climate Assessment.

  • Greenhouse gases: Their impact on climate change

    Published on December 21, 2015
    Many scientists are predicting the Earth is heading toward a global warming danger zone and humans are responsible for most of it by upsetting the balance in the natural ecosystem.

  • Paris climate agreement

    Published on December 21, 2015
    Adoption of a historic accord is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions impacting the planet.

  • Extension will be key partner in USDA climate hubs

    Published on February 14, 2014
    Hubs will provide education, assistance to landowners by centralizing regional climate information.

  • Forest sustainability

    Published on February 4, 2016
    The concept of sustainability increasingly appears in discussions about natural resources, forests in particular. While the concept of sustainability is far from new, the ways in which it has been defined and applied has evolved over time.

  • Let the forest grow?

    Published on August 29, 2016
    Simple questions sometimes have rather complicated answers, and there may actually be several answers or potential outcomes. Forest management is this way, with answers that incorporate far more than just trees or even forests.

  • Forest evolution

    Published on March 4, 2015
    Climate change is certain to create new physical environments for forests. Forests will certainly take on new forms. What, exactly, those forms will be has researchers and resource managers thinking.

  • Autumn leaf discoloration

    Published on September 15, 2017
    Broad-leaved trees often host late season leaf discoloration. The cooler and wetter growing season favors the growth of common leaf fungi.

  • Evidence of glaciation is everywhere in Michigan

    Published on February 18, 2015
    Save the date! To learn more about how glaciers helped to form Michigan’s soils and landscape features.

  • Facilitation can help difficult discussions about climate change

    Published on April 13, 2015
    Facilitated conversations around the issue of climate change reduce conflict. Many gardeners are still inquiring about the updated plant hardiness zone map issued in 2012.

  • Quarterly report reveals American travelers anticipate impacts by climate change

    Published on July 25, 2019
    DA's quarterly report revealed that 50% of American leisure travelers expect climate change to impact their travels at some point in the next five years.

  • What’s behind climate change?

    Published on February 8, 2013
    The earth has warmed an average of 1.3 degrees Fahrenheit over the past 100 years. Understanding the forces behind climate change can guide future decisions.

  • Forests play a key role in the global carbon cycle and climate change

    Published on May 3, 2012
    Forests are good carbon sinks as long as they’re managed and remain as forests. Management and forest products can significantly increase the amount of sequestered carbon and reduce additions from fossil fuels.

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