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Jun 8, 2023

Milwaukee Mayor Johnson’s climate action strategy to enhance green building, jobs

Several cities in the United States are expected to be under water by 2050 as a result of climate change.

Jun 6, 2023

California insurance market rattled by withdrawal of major companies

California's unsettled market aligns with trends across the country in which companies are boosting rates, limiting coverage or pulling out completely from regions susceptible to wildfires and other natural disasters in the era of climate change.

May 1, 2023

Sen. Ron Johnson says climate change is ‘scare mongering,’ minimized Russian disinformation

Last Monday at a Milwaukee Press Club event, Sen. Ron Johnson attacked U.S. climate change policy, minimized Russian disinformation, says he will continue to support President Donald Trump if tapped […]

Aug 19, 2022

Climate bill’s unlikely beneficiary: US oil and gas industry

The U.S. oil industry hit a legal roadblock in January when a judge struck down a $192 million oil and natural gas lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico over future global warming emissions from burning the fuels. It came at a pivotal time for Chevron, Exxon and other industry players: the Biden administration had curtailed opportunities for new offshore drilling, while raising climate change concerns.

Enbridge pipeline
Aug 17, 2022

Inflation Reduction Act’s climate promise relies heavily on carbon capture, meaning thousands of miles of pipeline

President Joe Biden signed a sweeping climate, energy and health care bill on Aug. 16, legislation that contains about $370 billion for clean-energy development and combatting climate change.

Aug 12, 2022

In Biden’s big bill: Climate, health care, deficit reduction

The biggest investment ever in the U.S. to fight climate change. A hard-fought cap on out-of-pocket prescription drug costs for Medicare recipients. A new corporate minimum tax to ensure big businesses pay their share.

Aug 3, 2022

How the climate deal would help farmers protect the environment

The climate deal reached last week by Senate Democrats could reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that American farmers produce by expanding programs that help accumulate carbon in soil, fund climate-focused research and lower the abundant methane emissions that come from cows.

Jul 1, 2022

EXPLAINER: Why Court’s EPA-climate change ruling matters

The Supreme Court's climate change ruling on Thursday is likely to hinder President Joe Biden's plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by the end of the decade and to make the U.S. a global leader again in the fight to slow global warming.

Jun 30, 2022

Supreme Court limits EPA in curbing power plant emissions

In a blow to the fight against climate change, the Supreme Court decided Thursday to limit how the nation’s main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions from power plants.

Apr 22, 2022

This Earth Day, Biden faces ‘headwinds’ on climate agenda

One year ago, Joe Biden marked his first Earth Day as president by convening world leaders for a virtual summit on global warming that even Russian President Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping attended. Biden used the moment to nearly double the United States' goal for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, vaulting the country to the front lines in the fight against climate change.

Apr 19, 2022

Evers administration calls for building code changes to meet climate change goals

A report released Tuesday suggests Wisconsin should revise its building codes to include higher energy-efficiency standards and make various other changes meant to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Feb 3, 2022

Scientists race to gather winter data on warming Great Lakes

What's happening in the Great Lakes during those long, frigid months when they're often covered partially or completely with ice? A casual observer — and even experts — might be inclined to say, "Not much."


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