Stevens Point takes stance on climate change, asks Congress to pass carbon fee


The city of Stevens Point came out in support of the U.S. government issuing industries a “carbon fee” to discourage fossil fuel use in order to fight climate change. > Stevens Point Journal

No, sorry. This IS your grandfather’s Wisconsin.


The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation has developed a media campaign designed to seduce urban millennials in Chicago into moving north. The basic premise is that this isn’t your grandfather’s Wisconsin. However, under Scott Walker, all evidence is to the contrary. > Isthmus

Climate change is here: Wisconsin is seeing earlier springs, later falls, less snow and more floods


In 2012, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s updated map of Wisconsin plant hardiness zones marked a sea change. It was a visible testament that the federal government had accepted what scientists have been saying for decades: The climate is, in fact, changing. > Cap Times

Native American leaders meet in Milwaukee, push for climate action


Native American leaders meeting in Milwaukee this week at the convention of the National Congress of American Indians are asking the Trump administration to do more to combat climate change. Their call for change comes days after the Trump administration signed a rule to rollback the Clean Power Plan. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Appleton council to consider climate change proposal


Appleton aldermen may dip their toes into some partisan politics this week — something not often seen under the nonpartisan local government structure there — as they debate whether to create a climate change board and follow the Paris agreement on climate change. > Appleton Post-Crescent

Retired DNR scientists organizing to increase public information on environmental issues


A group of retired environmental scientists are organizing this weekend to improve public outreach on environmental issues in light of cuts to the DNR and the UW System. Wisconsin Green Fire is a group of retired DNR and UW scientists who feel Gov. Walker and Republican lawmakers are limiting public access to environmental research. > Wisconsin Public Radio