Stories tagged: "climate change"


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

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.

The Detroit skyline as seen from across the Detroit River, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
Michigan’s Nice November Weather Should Terrify You

Warm mornings in November may have felt nice in the moment, but they come at a terrible cost for Michigan agriculture, and human civilization.

Lance Wood. Photo courtesy Lance Wood.
‘A Fair Shot:’ This CMU Student Votes Because the Environment and Economy Aren’t Mutually Exclusive

Central Michigan University student Lance Wood doesn’t see science and the economy as different things — people need both working together to thrive.