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.’
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.