Heavy rainfall disproportionately affects people of color and immigrants in the Chicago region. Residents are crafting solutions.
Wild rice thrives in shallow waters and serves as a sacred “mashkiki,” or medicine, to the Ojibwe.
Some worry flooding costs could fuel climate gentrification in the ‘Venice of Detroit.’
Floodplain forests play a pivotal role in the river ecosystem – creating wildlife habitat, improving water quality, storing carbon and slowing flooding. But they’re disappearing.
Two extra highway lanes will add 29 acres of asphalt next to Near West Side Milwaukee neighborhoods that already face flood risks.
Climate change impacts on Chicago’s South Side are relatedly drawing attention from city and state officials.
Cities throughout the Great Lakes region are grappling with archaic wastewater systems, crumbling infrastructure and segregated housing creating a perfect storm of flooding vulnerability.
Mayor Cavalier Johnson’s 20-year timeline to replace the city’s remaining 66,000 lead service lines differs from a plan Milwaukee Water Works laid out.
Recent rainfall across parts of the Midwest helps, but it may not alleviate a serious drought in the region.
PFAS could pose a threat to fishing in Door County as regulators adjust their understandings of what is safe to consume.
Residents of an island polluted with PFAS chemicals have filed claims demanding more than $40 million from a western Wisconsin city they consider responsible for the contamination.
Two farm groups have filed a lawsuit alleging that Wisconsin regulators can’t force factory farms to obtain pollution permits before they actually discharge pollutants into state waterways.