Great Lakes Overviewed

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Confront the Challenge
• Climate in the Region
• The Report
• Technical Background
• For Teachers

Explore the Impacts
• Overview
• Migrating Climates
• Water Resources
• Sense of Place

Discover the Solutions
• Overview
• Solutions where we Live
• Reducing our Emissions
• Managing our Response
• Ten Personal Solutions

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Regional Overview
Greater Prairie Chicken
Piping Plover
Brook Trout
Monarch Butterfly
New York
White Trilliun
Leopard Frog

The Great Lakes region of Canada and the United States is an expansive area that is home to a rich and complex set of ecosystems. Some of the impacts of climate change will be uniform throughout this region, while others will be more localized. Choose a state or province and find out about the potential impacts of climate change on the environment, human health, and the economy.

Photo Credits:
Greater Prairie Chicken -- Illinois State Photo Gallery.
Brook Trout -- Gerald C. Bucher.
Canvasback -- National Park Service, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
Leopard Frog -- John Maguson.
Loon -- US Fish and Wildlife Service, Art Weber.
Moose -- USDA Forest Service, Superior National Forest.
Piping Plover -- National Park Service, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
Swallowtail -- US Fish and Wildlife Service, James C.Leupold.
White Trillium -- Ohio Department of Natural Rescources, Mike Williams and Tim Daniel.
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Survey the Region
• Overview
• Illinois
• Indiana
• Michigan
• Minnesota
• New York
• Ohio
• Ontario
• Pennsylvania
• Wisconsin



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