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PAGE21MAZINAIGANFALL2013MININGMESOTHELIOMATEACHERINSTITUTETeachersstudyimpactofclimatechangeoncultureAshlandWis.DoculturalandscienceagreethatclimatechangeisaffectingtraditionalOjibwepracticessuchaswildricingNineteenteachersdiscoveredhowclimatechangeisimpactingtheLakeSuperiorregionandpeopleofallculturesattherecentfour-dayApostleIslandsNationalLakeshoresChangingClimateChangingCultureTeacherInstitute.TheInstitutewasheldattheNorthernGreatLakesVisitorCenterandtheGLIFWCwithfieldexperiencesintheApostleIslandsandneighboringtribalcommunities.ParticipatingteachersdiscoveredhowclimatechangeisaffectingculturaltraditionsoftheLakeSuperiorOjibwepeoplethroughNativeperspectives.BadRiverTribalChairmanMikeWigginskickedofftheInstitutewithcommentsonclimatechangeasoneoftheissuesthreateningthesustainabilityoftribalresources.WithassistancefromtheBadRiverNaturalResourcesDepartmentandtheGLIFWCtheteacherstouredtheKakagonSloughsandtribalforeststoinvestigatetheseimpacts.TheeducatorsalsolearnedhowtoapplytheclimateresearchfromtribalscientistsandsourcesliketheWisconsinInitiativeonClimateChangeImpacts.PresentationsbyPeterDavidGLIFWCwildlifebiologistDr.JohnMagnuson-professoremeritusfromtheUniversityofWisconsinandBobKrumenacker-superintendentoftheApostleIslandsNationalLakeshorereinforcedtheintegrationofscienceandculturetoevaluateclimatechange.Asaresultofthistrainingtheteacherscommittedtodevelopingserviceprojectswiththeirstudentstoaddressclimatechange.Teacherswillleadtheirstudentsonfieldtripstodeepentheirunderstandingofclimatechangeandtheirconnectiontothenationalparks.ProjectsandlessonplansdevelopedbytheInstituteparticipantswillbesharedthroughtheParksClimatewebsitewww.parksclimatechallenge.orgsoteacherseverywherecanusethelearningstrategies.TheApostleIslandsNationalLakeshoresChangingClimateChangingCul-tureTeacherInstitutewasbasedontheG-WOWclimatechangeliteracymodelNaomiTillisonwaterresourcespecialistwiththeBadRiverNaturalResourceDepartmentexplainsclimatechangetrendsandimpactsonwildriceduringatouroftheKakagonSloughs.PhotobyCathyTechtmannByCathyTechtmannForMazinaiganthatintegratesplace-basedevidenceofclimatechangewithscientificresearch.ItwasonlyoneofthreetrainingopportunitiesintheUnitedStatesfundedthroughtheNationalParkFoundation.ProjectpartnersincludetheGLIFWCApostleIslandsNationalLakeshoreUSForestServiceandUniversityofWisconsin-Extension.FormoreinformationabouttheApostleIslandsNationalLakeshoreChang-ingClimateChangingCultureTeacherInstituteandtheG-WOWclimatechangeinitiativevisithttpfyi.uwex.edunglvcclimate-change-institute.BySaraMosesGLIFWCEnvironmentalBiologistOdanahWis.TheUniversityofMinnesotarecentlyreleasedtheresultsofafiveyearstudylookingatmesothe-liomaafatalcanceroftheliningofthelungintaconiteworkersinMinnesotasIronRange.Mesotheliomaismostcom-monlycausedbybreathingasbestosorotherparticlessuchasthosewhichmaybefoundinthedustfromminingoperations.Previousstudiesestablishedthelinkbetweenworkingintheironminingindustryandanincreasedriskformeso-theliomafindingthattheseworkerswerethreetimemorelikelytobediagnosedwithmesotheliomathanMinnesotansnotworkingintheindustry.Thenewlyreleasedstudyfoundthatforeveryyearworkedinthetaconitein-dustrytheriskformesotheliomawentupbythreepercent.ResearchersalsofoundthatthecausesofdeathamongtaconiteworkerswerehigherthanexpectedformesotheliomalungcancerandheartdiseasewhencomparedtoMinnesotansasawhole.Althoughworkinginthetaconiteindustryincreasedtheriskofmesotheliomaresearchersnotedthattheriskissmallandthediseaseisstillveryrare.Onepositiveresultofthestudywasthattaconitedustdoesnotappeartoposeathreattothegeneralpublicinthere-gion.Thedustcontainingthedangerousparticlesappearstobelargelyconfinedtothetaconiteminesanddoesnotfilterintothesurroundingcommunities.SpousesoftaconiteindustryworkerswerenotatgreaterriskofcontractingmesotheliomathanthegeneralpublicinMinnesota.Researcherswerehesitanttocon-cludethatthemesotheliomawasdefi-nitelycausedbytheelongatedmineralparticlesorEMPsfoundinminingdust.Theyarecontinuingtoanalyzethedatatoruleoutanyexposurestoasbestostheseworkersmayhavehadoutsideoftheminingindustry.TheUniversityintendstoholdpublicmeetingsthroughouttheyearasmoreresultsfromthestudybecomeavailable.StudylinksironminingtofatalcancerinMinnesotasIronRangeMazinaigandigitalflipbookDoyoureceiveMazinaiganinthemailWouldyouratherreaditonlineYounowhavethisoption.Theonlineeditionisafull-colorflipbookthatcanbereadordownloadedtoaPDF.Flipbooksareenvironmentallyfriendlyandtheysavepostageandprintingcosts.IfyouchoosetheonlineeditionyouwillbenotifiedviaemailapproximatelyaweekbeforetheMazinaiganismailedthatitisavailableforviewing.TheemailwillcontainalinktoGLIFWCswebsitewhereyoucanviewtheflipbook.TosignuptoreceivetheMazinaiganeitherelectronicallyoramailedsubscriptiongotowww.glifwc.orgpublicationsmazinaiganMazinaigan.htmlandchooseeithernewsubscriptionorE-editionnotification.mooseherddeclinefromanestimated4230to2760animals.LongtimeMin-nesotamooseresearcherFondduLacWildlifeBiologistMikeSchragesaidadultmooseareclearlyhurtingfromanumberofhealthissues.SomeofitiscertainlybrainwormsomefromwinterticksandthereareotherpossiblediseasesandparasitesatworkthatwedontfullyunderstandyetsaidSchragewhoispartofacooperativeresearchteamincludingMinnesotaDepartmentofNaturalResources1854TreatyAuthorityanduniversityscientiststhathasstudiedtheregionsmooseherdsince2002.Newtechnologiesinusethisyearincludingsatellitecollarsmighthelpresearchersgettodeadanimalsmorequicklyandhelppinpointthecauseofmor-tality.Schragesaidsomeearlyresultsrevealdefinitivepredationonmoosecalvesfromwolvesandbearsplusadditionalwolfpredationonadults.Thenewcollarsfurtherrevealhealthissueswithadultbullsandcows.FromalltheresearchcompletedtodatehuntingisnotthecausedrivingthispopulationdownSchragesaid.Continuedfrompage2MooseresearchdetailsdownwardtrendContinuedfrompage1Nighthuntcaseinfederaldistrictcourtappropriateandtoprotectpublicsafety.TheseasonwouldbeginNovember1fol-lowingtheshowoffallcolorsandheavierrecreationaluseofthecededterritoryandwouldconcludeattheendofthefirstweekofJanuary.Baitorcalltechniquesarenotrequiredbutareallowed.AfterhearingargumentsfromboththetribesandthestateJudgeCrabbsetaschedulerequiringthepartiestosubmittheirpost-trialbriefsinAugustandSeptember.SixmembersofGLIFWCsstaffamongotherstestifiedinthecase.GLIFWCPolicyAnalystKekekJasonStarkassistedRoutelwiththecaseasdidelevenlawstudentsfromWilliamMitchellCollegeofLawSt.PaulMinnesota.ThestudentsareasfollowsBrieannaHobanKellyMcGintyNelsPaulsonVeronicaNewcomeEllenFrickBonnieClaxtonNicholasLeversenPeterRademacherMelissaLorentzJamesRyanandJohnDonovan.MiigwechtothewholeteamMoosevehiclecollisionsinUpperMichiganYearmoosekilledofvehiclestrikes2008442009772010882011131420121316MichiganDNRdata.