$20M partnership formed to study coastal estuaries

August 18, 2014 4:16 PM

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan Water Center is forming a five-year partnership with a federal agency to oversee scientific research dealing with ecologically sensitive coastal areas, officials said Monday.

Under a $20 million contract, the center will team with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to coordinate a program that studies how land use, pollution, habitat degradation and climate change affect estuaries — areas where rivers flow into oceans or large lakes such as the Great Lak...

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