CNS Budget – June 7, 2019

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June 7, 2019 – Summer environmental bonus 1

To: CNS Editors

From: David Poulson

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Tony Cepak at (517) 803-6841;

For other matters, contact Dave Poulson at (517) 432-5417 or (517) 899-1640

Editors: This is the first of an occasional bonus budget of environmental stories produced by our partner, Great Lakes Echo. They will move periodically through the summer.

WARMING GREAT LAKES – A new study projects wild swings in water levels and erratic snowfall in the Great Lakes region as the globe warms. It’s the first comprehensive study of impacts on Canada which is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world. We talk to Michigan’s state climatologist about the implications of the report, including possible impacts on tourism and Great Lakes shipping. By Cassidy Hough. FOR LUDINGTON, ST. IGNACE, CHEBOYGAN, TRAVERSE CITY, PETOSKEY, MARQUETTE, SAULT STE. MARIE, HOLLAND, ALCONA, MANISTEE, MICHIGAN FARM NEWS, CORP!, OCEANA, BENZIE, HARBOR SPRINGS, LEELANAU, BAY MILLS AND ALL POINTS.

W/WARMING GREAT LAKES PHOTO: Flooded beaches at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior. Credit: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

W/RISING TEMPERATURE MAP: Observed changes (°C) in annual temperature across Canada between 1948 and 2016, based on linear trends. Credit: Canada’s Changing Climate Report.

FISHING WOLVES: Researchers are studying the impact of Michigan’s growing wolf population on fish in the U.P. and Northern Lower Peninsula. By keeping deer and elk in check, they could help provide better habitat for fish. But wolves also eat fish, which could balance out the impact. By Karrun Farmaha. FOR MARQUETTE, ST. IGNACE, SAULT STE. MARIE, BAY MILLS, CHEBOYGAN, ALCONA, MONTMORENCY, PETOSKEY, BENZIE COUNTY, TRAVERSE CITY, CLARE, LAKE COUNTY, MANISTEE, LUDINGTON, HERALD REVIEW, CADILLAC, LEELANAU, HARBOR SPRINGS AND ALL POINTS.

W/WOLF CHART: The growing wolf populations in Yellowstone National Park and the Upper Peninsula.  Data source: Forest Ecology and Management Journal and the Michigan Wolf Management Plan.

W/FISHING WOLVES PHOTO: A wolf in tall grass in Minnesota’s Voyageurs National Park. Credit: Voyageurs Wolf Project.

SAVING MONARCHS: One way to help monarch butterflies may be to mow down their favorite food, milkweeds. MSU researchers explain. By Kelsi Kroll. FOR ALL POINTS

W/MONARCH PHOTO: Monarch butterfly on milkweed. Credit: Lane Proctor.

W/MONARCH CATERPILLAR PHOTO: Monarch caterpillar on a milkweed. Credit: Lane Proctor.

W/MONARCH WORKERS: Field technicians getting ready to study monarch butterflies. Credit: Lane Proctor.


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