Stories tagged: "climate change"


Eric Brandt, assistant aquaculture manager for Superior Fresh, lifts two Atlantic salmon from a pool at the company’s exhibit at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in Eau Claire County. Superior Fresh, a business near Hixton that raises organic greens and Atlantic salmon, is among agriculture operations in Wisconsin that are using environmentally friendly practices to produce products. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Agriculture is a Big Climate Change Contributor and Polluter. Wisconsin Farmers Want to Change That.

Wisconsin farmers are putting more emphasis on the "green factor" as they look to create more sustainable agriculture.

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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.

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Biden’s Climate Policy Could Help Offset Wisconsin GOP’s Anti-Environment Actions

The Trump administration and GOP control of the Legislature have hampered funding of initiatives to reduce pollution.

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.

California Wildfires
Why Those California Fires Probably Won’t Happen In Our Forest-Heavy Wisconsin

Local firefighters will still be needed out west where climate change is making the problems worse there, even as it gets wetter and hotter here.