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This publication provides an overview of how changing climate conditions will affect the Midwestern United States, with a specific focus on Indiana, along with sensible strategies for coping with these changes. It is intended to help regional policymakers understand past and future environmental changes to support local and regional planning efforts.
This document is available through the Purdue University Extension Education Store at https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?Item_Number=ID-520-W.
Despite strong evidence that climate change is happening, many people do not realize the urgency with which we need to act, nor do they fully understand the types of impacts facing their communities. This publication provides some basic, but proven, strategies to help local officials more effectively communicate with the public about climate change.
This file is available from the Purdue Extension EdStore at, https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?Item_Number=ID-519-W.
A quarterly roundup of news stories related to the ongoing work of Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant.
In this issue:
Lake Michigan Chinook salmon stick with declining alewife as their main meal;
Sea Grant Faculty Scholars program provides new opportunities for researchers in Illinois and Indiana;
New feeding approach promises more robust and healthy farm-raised larval largemouth bass;
Amid COVID-19 pandemic, the need for frequent hand-washing collides with soaring water rates;
In this issue:
Water affordability report helps inform new Chicago water billing policy;
Social norms help motivate people to adopt practices that protect water quality;
Purdue Extension Land Use Team launches American Citizen Planner program in Indiana;
Microplastics may increase the risk of PFAS entering the Lake Michigan food web;
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This guide provides best practices for charter operators, captains, crew and customers to minimize the risk of COVID-19 for charter fishing in southern Lake Michigan. The guide covers measures that operators and customers can take before, during, and after a fishing trip, including social distancing, cleaning and personal protective equipment.
Land use planners in the Great Lakes region make recommendations that can affect the quality and quantity of ground and surface water resources. Challenges include a lack of up-to-date data, and insufficient political and financial support. In this publication, university researchers in the Great Lakes region show how collaboration led to development and maintenance of an online decision support system.
Document is available from the Purdue Extension Education Store at, https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?Item_Number=FNR-601-W.
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