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Climate Change and Variability Drive Low Water Levels on Great Lakes

"For people living around the Great Lakes, water levels this past month have appeared much lower than many will remember. The upper Great Lakes reached near-record low water levels in October. This was most evident on Lakes Michigan and Huron, where lake levels dropped to less than two inches (4 cm) above record lows and 28 inches (71 cm) below the long-term average. All five lakes, plus Lake St. Clair, remain below their long-term averages."

Source: NatGeo, 11/21/2012

"Michigan Proposal 3 Results: State Rejects Renewable Energy Proposal"

"Proposal 3, a [Michigan] state ballot initiative promoting renewable energy, fizzled out at the polls Tuesday. 36 percent of voters supported the measure, while 64 percent came out against it, according to the Detroit Free Press at 12:27 a.m Wednesday."

Source: Huffington Post, 11/07/2012
November 2, 2012

12th Annual Great Lakes Water Conference

New international, national and state laws impacting Great Lakes water quality and quantity will be the subjects of this event, sponsored by the University of Toledo College of Law and its affiliated Legal Institute of the Great Lakes. The keynote speaker is SEJ member Tom Henry, award-winning environmental writer for the Toledo Blade. The conference is free to the public.

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