Report Finds Great Lakes Ice Cover Has Decreased a Whopping 71 Percent in 40 Years

March 14, 2012 by  
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If you live near the Great Lakes, you’ve probably noticed that recently they’ve been better suited to kayaking than ice fishing. A new report published by the American Meteorological Society now confirms what people living near North America’s greatest fresh water resource have long observed: because of climate change, Great Lakes ice is in severe decline . Using a combination of satellite photos and Coast Guard scanning from 1973 to 2010, researchers found that Great Lakes ice cover has dropped by an average of 71 percent. Read the rest of Report Finds Great Lakes Ice Cover Has Decreased a Whopping 71 Percent in 40 Years Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: algae blooms , buffalo , chicago , Climate Change , fresh water , global warming , great lakes , Jia Wang , lake erie , lake huron , Lake Michigan , lake ontario , Lake Superior , NOAA , water quality

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Report Finds Great Lakes Ice Cover Has Decreased a Whopping 71 Percent in 40 Years

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