Minnesota lakes project monitors ripple effects of changing climate

  • Article by: BILL McAULIFFE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 14, 2012 - 8:45 PM

Data from 24 lakes across state measure evolving eco-systems.

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crustybayAug. 14, 12 8:30 PM

I think global warming also killed off all the wooly mammoths. Or, was that global cooling? I forget.

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solarnowAug. 14, 12 8:44 PM

Good study, and very much needed. Aside from temperature changes, we're in for changes in water balance, chemistry, and biology of our lakes, due to climate and a host of other factors. Not convinced? How about these recent headlines: Heat and Drought Cause Massive Fish Die-Offs in the Midwest; Mass Fish Die-offs Increasing in Warming U.S. Rivers; Blazing summer leads to big increase in fish kills; Trinity River Flow Increase Approved to Prevent Fish Kill. The list goes on and on.

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solarnowAug. 14, 12 8:48 PM

Not to mention the Lily Lake news... Tragic. Hard to say if climate was a factor, but that's beside the point. Certainly a strong case can be made for getting a better handle on the ecology of Minnesota's lakes.

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francispeterAug. 14, 12 8:52 PM

I guess the Koch brothers must be so busy funding Republicans in the fall elections that they haven't been paying good enough money to keep the anti-climate change crowd attacking stories like this. Kind of refreshing to know for sure that the planet is passing new thresholds of climate change and at least no one is arguing that it is happening. Cheers everyone, that's progress! Sort of... Too late, but....

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fackerAug. 14, 12 9:18 PM

I would start by looking at all the chemicals lake residents in cooperation with lake associations have been dumping into MN lakes to combat curlyleaf pondweed, eurasian milfoil, and other so-called 'invasive' species, while stripping the shorelines of all natural features that protect a lakes ecological foundation... I'm sorry, I keep forgetting (if you believe them) that lake association and lake residents are what 'saves' our lakes. The first invasive species to kill Minnesota's lakes is and continues to be lake residents and their selfish management.

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reefungorioAug. 14, 12 9:36 PM

When is it time to seek funding for the study about the great news that the population of healthy panfish is on the rise?

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rshacklefordAug. 15, 12 1:11 AM

Why didn't the MN DNR just call down to Missouri, describe the depth, volume, average temp, etc of some of our lakes and have them tell us what to expect in the coming years? DUH! Moose are moving further north...this climate change stuff isn't hard to figure out. And, when will those who incorrectly think AIS can be beat start demanding money to figure out how to fight the SUN? Aquatic Invasive Sunlight, dag nabbit. Stop being concerned about 'sport fishing' and start being concerned about killing off amoebas. Get priorities straight! Ooops, MN politicians do not know real priorities as we're replacing one dome with a replica dome and paying for that all by ourselves! That gift money Dayton gave away sure would have come in handy for when FEMA game him the Heisman when he asked for disaster relief money for Duluth. But, hey, we got ourselves a 3-13 football team owned by a guy from New Jersey and it is staying here to embarrass us for another 50+ years.

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Jakein08Aug. 15, 12 7:42 AM

There is no such thing as climate change, just ask the GOP. Their jobs plan is to roll back emmission standards on coal bnurning plants so corporate profits increase, it is only the "environmental wackos" who think the climate is changing.....

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