Melinda Koslow’s Archive

Big Changes for Santa Claus

HO HO HO! Santa Claus is coming to town in just a few weeks. As we, hopefully, behave well to make the “nice” list and bake our delicious cookies to …

Rehabiliting Lake Erie Wetlands Part One

Wetlands are a vital key to the water quality of the Great Lakes. They act as “filters” for pollutants or debris that might compromise our drinking water, beach health and …

Tony Alter//Flickr

Connecting the Great Lakes Coastal Future

This week dozens of participants came from all over the Great Lakes – Minnesota to Pennsylvania – to gain the tools necessary to protect Great Lakes coastal habitat in a …

Secretary Salazar: “It’s Up to Us to Protect Conservation”

The first and only International Wildlife Refuge got a bit larger this week linking thousands of acres for birds, fish, wildlife and people. Congressman John Dingell (D-MI) and Secretary of …

Kelly Mercer\Flickr

Gardening in a Changing Climate

“Geesh, my tomatoes are ready early,” exclaimed a woman in my aerobics class as she showed me tomato photos with the same enthusiasm as a grandmother showing photos of her …

elPadawan\Flickr

Options for “Restoring” Great Lakes Water Levels are Limited

The release of a report by the International Upper Great Lakes Study Board today could have a direct impact on Great Lakes water levels and the overall health of its …

Danielle Korpalski 2011.

“Blue Hour” for Bike Month: Connecting with Our Nation’s Great Lakes Freshwater Coast

In honor of May bike month Danielle Korpalski and I tuned up our bikes to partake in a “blue hour” of epic proportions. We participated in the Zoo-de-Mackinac bike ride, …

IRRI Images\Flickr

Why we need a National Climate Service

Since 1870 the National Weather Service, a branch of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), helps protect our lives and property from a tornado or other severe weather event. Even …

Photograph courtesy of Robert Polo, Science/AAAS

Salmon Study: What Does it Take to Survive a Warming River?

Sockeye salmon are one of many species of wildlife who will need to adapt to warming water temperatures caused by climate change… or die. A new study published this week …

Extreme flooding near Nashville, Tennessee in May 2010.

Climate Change Was Costly in 2010

Climate change impacts our cities, natural resources and wildlife. It can be daunting, however, to calculate the exact impact climate change has on our wallets. A new report by insurance …

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