Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Changing view

New tool visualizes effect of climate on Great Lakes

This photo shows Turnip Rock with a water level six feet above the average and the right photo shows six feet above.

Lake Level Viewer

Great Lakes Echo

You no longer have to wonder how Great Lakes landmarks will be altered by changing climate. You can now see how a swing in the depth of Lake Huron could change how much of Michigan’s Turnip Rock sticks out of the water. NOAA recently launched a web tool that predicts what the Great Lakes shorelines looks like under different water levels.

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Inviting invasives to the digital world

Great Lakes Echo

Great Lakes researchers are building a time machine to help fight freshwater invasive species. The project will let them navigate through a 150-year historical collection of plants and animals largely hidden among the storerooms of Great Lakes museums.

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Water sector ripe for innovation and investment

Stanford University

Investors looking for promising growth markets would do well to consider their water bill. Water's artificially low price is one factor holding back innovative new water technologies, according to The Path to Water Innovation, which recommends spurring innovation by revising pricing policies, regulatory frameworks and financing.

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