Stories tagged: "climate change"


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.

US President Joe Biden prepares to sign executive orders after speaking about climate change issues in the State Dining Room of the White House on January 27, 2021 in Washington, DC. President Biden signed several executive orders related to the climate change crisis on Wednesday, including one directing a pause on new oil and natural gas leases on public lands. Also pictured, left to right, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images)
Jobs, Hope, and Justice: Biden Signs Executive Orders to Tackle Climate Crisis

While Biden’s executive orders can only go so far, they also capture the ambition of his climate agenda.

Gina McCarthy, Biden's new pick to lead his climate team, testifying before a court
‘New Era of Climate Accountability Is Upon Us’: Biden’s Climate Pick Pleases Environmental Groups

Biden’s climate plans are ambitious, and his new team has a lot of work to do to eliminate all greenhouse gas emissions in the US by 2050.

A recent study found that people making $109,000 and higher must adjust their carbon-emitting habits by a factor of 30 in order to stave of the most disastrous effects of climate change.
The World’s Wealthiest 1% Are Killing the Planet

Unless people making the equivalent of $109,000 and higher drastically change their habits, the world will be unable to prevent the most dire consequences of climate change.

COURIER Illustration (Denzel Boyd)
They Held the Line Against Trump. Now, Environmental Groups Hope the Real Work Begins.

After spending four years fighting efforts by the Trump administration to roll back protections, groups now want the Biden administration to make it clear climate is a priority.

Photo courtesy of subject. Graphic treatment by Denzel Boyd for COURIER
I Vote Because My 2-Year-Old Granddaughter’s Life Depends on It

“I will vote for you in the upcoming election,” I told Belle, secretly hoping that I would live long enough to witness her voting one day.