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How much climate change can we afford?
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LA CROSSE - An Associated Press item caught my attention recently about a study the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Geological Survey are conducting to determine the effects of climate change on the Common Loon. Entitled, "Potential effects of climate change on inland glacial lakes and implications for lake-dependent biota in Wisconsin," the effort is a two-year project at a cost of $100,000, funded in part by Wisconsin's Focus on Energy program. The project seeks to determine whether rising temperatures are making water more cloudy, which would interfere with the loons' ability to find fish.

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