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Global warming could worsen Great Lakes problems,study says
(2008-05-28)
(wgvu) - TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - A new report says climate change
could worsen a litany of problems plaguing the Great Lakes, from
low water levels to depleted fish populations.
The report was released Wednesday by the Healing Our
Waters-Great Lakes Coalition, which represents more than 100
advocacy groups.
The U.S. Senate is preparing to debate global warming
legislation next week, which coalition leaders say could generate
funding for Great Lakes cleanup efforts.
But even if it passes, advocates say the lakes will absorb some
effects of climate change. Lake levels could fall up to 3 feet and
the waters may have more biological "dead zones" with no fish or
plant life.
The report calls for repairing sewage treatment systems,
restoring habitat and preventing new invasive species.
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