Climate


Kenosha inequality Jacob Blake
As Climate Change Concerns Grow, Residents Want to Better Protect the Great Lakes

A survey of 4,500 residents of lands bordering the Great Lakes reveals 90% say it’s important to protect the waters.

The Chippewa County city of Stanley suffered "extensive damage" from a likely tornado during Wednesday night's severe weather, according to the Stanley Police Department. (Photo via Stanley Police Department/Facebook)
‘Tornadoes Don’t Care What Month It Is’: Climate Change Raises Risk of Winter Storms

Higher temperatures during windier winter months make unseasonably severe winter more likely across the Midwest.

This rendering from a We Energies presentation on the proposed liquid natural gas facility posted to the town of Ixonia’s website shows a rendering of what the location will look like once construction is completed. (We Energies)
State Approves Construction of $370 Million Natural Gas Facility Despite Local, Climate Objections

The potential new natural gas plant planned near Ixonia and Whitewater comes as the climate crisis grows more urgent every day.

Harmful blue-green algae blooms, like this one seen on Lake Monona in Madison, are becoming more frequent along Lake Superior as climate change continues to make conditions right for the species to bloom. (Photo by JT Cestkowski)
How Climate Change Is Causing Harmful Algae Blooms on Lake Superior

The blooms pose the biggest threat to children and pets, and they’re only becoming more common.

A tornado near New Richmond completely destroyed a garage and caused some other damage Wednesday night. (Photo via National Weather Service)
Wednesday Storms Brought Six Tornadoes, National Weather Service Confirms

Twisters touched down across the state Wednesday night and early Thursday as a brutal storm pummeled almost all of Wisconsin.

fire by homes in menomonee falls
Wisconsin Is Having Way More Wildfires Than Usual. Here’s Why.

Climate change plays a role in this year's unusually fiery Wisconsin wildfire season—but not in the way you might think.

2019 Flooding in South Range, Wisconsin
Baldwin: Infrastructure Damaged Due to a Changing Climate Should Be Built Back Better

Her bill would allow roads and bridges destroyed by extreme weather to be built to higher standards without penalty.