Stories tagged: "climate change"


Erosion on Lake Michigan due to climate change. (Image via Shutterstock)
The Best and Worst Places to Live in the Midwest—Ranked by Climate Change Risk

While no state is immune to the impacts of climate change, some are certainly more “climate-safe” than others. And in the Midwest, a region well-versed in weather extremes, Michigan is a notable bright spot.

On Sunday, all 50 Senate Democrats—including Michigan Sens. Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow—voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.
Here’s How the Inflation Reduction Act Will Help Michigan Families

Gas prices are down, jobs growth is up, and the Democratic-led government is on the verge of passing a once-in-a-generation bill to lower healthcare costs, fight climate change, and increase taxes on big corporations.

Detroit residents observe a stretch of I-94 that is still under several feet of water following heavy weekend rains which flooded parts of Metro Detroit.
After a weekend of heavy storms beginning on Friday night and lasting through the weekend rainwater flooded parts of I-94 in Detroit, Michigan forcing some motorists to abandon their vehicles and seek shelter from the heavy rains. Flood waters remained in areas along I-94 between Dearborn and Downtown Detroit several days later as Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer held a press conference on the still inundated I-94.
The 7 Answers Michiganders Want After Weeks of Heavy Rain Last Spring

If you have a feeling these storms have something to do with climate change, you'd be right.

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.

Photo courtesy the Waugoshance Lighthouse Preservation Society
Iconic Michigan Lighthouses Are Crumbling Because of Climate Change

Lighthouses on either side of the Straits of Mackinac face destruction. Biden's climate plan could save many like them.

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.

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Guaranteed College Admission and a Warmer Winter: Michigan’s Weekly News Quiz

We asked Detroit entrepreneur Leslie Williams to test her knowledge this week and —of course—she got #10 right.