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In a March 11, 2021 photo, potatoes are examined along a conveyor belt before being loaded into a tractor trailer at the Sackett Potato farm in Mecosta, Mich. For generations, Brian Sackett's family has farmed potatoes that are made into chips. About 25% of the nation's potato chips get their start in Michigan, which historically has had reliably cool air during September harvest and late spring but now is getting warmer temperatures.
Climate Change’s Weird and Wild Weather Has Rocked Michigan Farmers

Michigan potato farmer Brian Sackett is struggling with warmer winters, showing how climate change is directly impacting our food supply.

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Can You Imagine Michigan Without Snow? It Might Happen Sooner Than You Think.

Snowball fights and winter outdoor activities could be a thing of the past heading into the future.

Golden dune grass on a sandy beach on the shores of Lake Huron.
Climate Change Is Threatening Michigan Culture

Less snow might seem like a blessing, but the warmth of early winter invites another polar vortex in the coming month. And there's a deep cost for that reprieve.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel (AP Photo/Paul Sancya File)
AG Nessel Raises $3 Million to Help Michiganders Facing Energy Shutoffs

A helping hand is on its way in the form of utility payments for those looking for cheaper billing options.

Biden's climate change plan is specifically focused on building a US economy around preventing further climate change (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky).
Climate Change Will Collapse the US Economy—These Five Policies Could Stop That From Happening

Economists and financial analysts believe that climate change will likely decimate the US economy. And the only way to stop that from happening is by creating a sustainable economy that fights climate change.

The Michigan cherry industry is just one of many to be impacted by climate change. Photos via Facebook.
Michigan Cherries Are Subject to Climate Change. Like Everything Else.

Volatile rains and shifting weather patterns are just the tip of the iceberg. Here’s how climate change plans could fix the woes of Michigan’s agricultural industry.

In this Aug. 13, 2020, file photo, a burned vehicle is seen in the Lake Hughes Fire in Angeles National Forest on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, north of Santa Clarita, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
Fire Tornadoes and Inland Hurricanes: Extreme Weather Linked to Pollution Is on the Rise

The arctic is burning, much of Iowa was wiped out by powerful wind storms, and California witnessed wildfires, fire tornadoes, and record-setting heat over the weekend.