Climate


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.

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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.

FILE, Mar. 2020—Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes addresses members of the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change during a meeting at UW-Stevens Point. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Climate Change Panel to Stay Active, Seek Legislative Action on Its Plan

Lt. Gov. Barnes calls it the most ambitious climate agenda ever seen in Wisconsin.

Melissa Gavin of Cross Plains talks about how flood waters reached and damaged her house in 2018. Gavin attributes the flooding to climate change. (Photo © Andy Manis)
New Climate Change Report Suggests State Office for Environmental Injustices and Green Job Training

The 120-page report was released Wednesday by Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes.

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Debate Differences on Climate Show Why Wisconsin Is Acting on Its Own for Now

While Trump has rolled back environmental protections, Biden talks up a new generation of green energy jobs.

Melissa Gavin of Cross Plains talks about how flood waters reached and damaged her house in 2018. Gavin attributes the flooding to climate change. (Photo © Andy Manis)
What It Means for Wisconsin: Trump vs. Biden on Climate Change

Wisconsin’s climate is expected to warm by 4 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit and see 5% more precipitation by 2060, unless current trends are reversed.