A recent study published in Science has found that excessive nutrient enrichment is likely to increase in the continental United States, due to changes in weather patterns as a result of climate change. This climate change induced precipitation could boost nitrogen run off as much as 20% over the next century. These reduced levels of […]
2015 was the hottest year on record, and lakes are warming up even more rapidly than the ocean or the atmosphere. A new study has found that normally frigid Lake Superior is one of the more rapidly warming lakes among 235 measured. The average temperature increase of 0.61 degrees per decade doesn’t sound threatening, but even […]
In 2009, Iowa enacted legislation that included an amendment sponsored by NCEL member and former Iowa State Representative Donovan Olson. The amendment (language pasted below) requires a report on the current impacts that climate change has already had on the state.
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North Dakota State Senator Tim Mathern’s recent editoral in the Forum Fargo:
NCEL members Minnesota State Representative Rick Hansen and State Senator Ellen Anderson are working to enact legislation that would put their state at the forefront in reducing illness and other negative health effects caused by exhaust emissions from ice resurfacing equipment used at the state’s indoor skating rinks.