For the third straight year federal officials are threatening to cut the budget for restoring contaminated sites in the Great Lakes. And while Congress has so far resisted such cuts, environmental officials fear the constant attacks on the popular program.
The Marquette State Fish Hatchery lost around 100,000 fish in 2012 to the disease, according to a new publication in the American Fisheries Society. Similar losses happened again in 2017.
A temperature change of 3 to 4 degrees is also big enough to push back annual events, such as bird migrations and the developmental stages of plants, experts say.
Local officials say study could help them prepare their cities for climate change, including planting different species of trees.