Climate Change

Amid climate change, tiny bug causes big problems

Dec 1, 2017
Caitlin Whyte

Last of three parts

On a rainy day, City Forester Jeanne Grace takes me on a tour of the City Cemetery where tall, evergreen trees hang over many of the graves. Hemlock trees.

The cemetery has the peace and quiet of any cemetery, but if you take a closer look at the hemlocks -- reeeal close -- you’ll spot the hemlock woolly adelgid.

A new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calls 2016 the warmest year on record around the globe.  The surface temperature of the Great Lakes was also above average -- and that's not good news.

Just minutes after President Donald J. Trump took the oath of office Friday morning, changes began to take place -- starting with the government's website. The page dedicated to climate change was one of many revisions on

Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources is feeling the heat of public backlash for its stance on climate change.

Facts and information concerning climate change were deleted recently from the agency's website. Words like "climate change" and any references to greenhouse gases or human contributors also vanished.

by ANGELICA A. MORRISON / Lake Erie, Buffalo New York

Climate change is an issue of concern for many around the world. Scientists say the signs are everywhere -- and here in the Great Lakes region, the evidence of regional climate change can be seen in every day.