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Study probes climate change in Great Lakes cities

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- A new University of Michigan project will help city leaders in the Great Lakes region plan for dealing with climate change.

The Kresge Foundation is helping fund the $1.2 million project, which will last three years.

Organizers say much climate change research has been done on global and national scales, but little is known about its potential effects on the local level.

University of Michigan professor Arun Agrawal (Ah-ROON' AHG'-ruh-wall) says the project will give local officials information they need to make better policy decisions and upgrade infrastructure.

Scientists will work with urban leaders to develop a network of city administrators, land-use planners, mayors and others interested in developing sustainable cities as climate change affects the Great Lakes region in ever-greater ways.

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Project details: http://j.mp/nPLynl

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