"More Deer Ticks, Fewer Loons: Climate Change on the Great Lakes"

"Isle Royale in Lake Superior used to be too cold for deer ticks. But not anymore.

The ticks, which carry Lyme disease, have been found for the first time on the island off the coast of northern Minnesota. And by the end of the century, nesting loons may disappear altogether from most of the Great Lakes.

Those are some of the findings of a report on the effects of climate change on the Great Lakes' five largest national parks, made public Wednesday by two environmental groups, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization."
Josephine Marcotty reports for the Minneapolis Star Tribune July 13, 2011.

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune, 07/15/2011