Stories tagged: "climate crisis"


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.

Racine buses
The Green Line: Cities Across Wisconsin Are Making Public Transit More Environmentally Friendly

Buses spew diesel fumes, but more communities are moving away from fossil fuels in their transit options. Smaller cities help lead the charge in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers (Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images)
Critics Say I-94 Expansion in Milwaukee Puts Evers’ Administration at Odds With Biden—and Itself

The governor's climate change task force pointed to the historically detrimental effects of urban freeways and ports on communities of color in a 2020 report. But his administration is pressing ahead anyway.

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.