Environment

Report: Watch out for dangerous toys when holiday shopping

From choking hazards to poisonous metals and compounds, the toy aisle still poses a danger to children, a report released Thursday warns. The report, Trouble...

Tougher livestock farm rule dies Ag secretary nominee pulled back regulation...

Years in the making, a plan to change the rules governing large livestock farms is dead — a side casualty of the state Senate’s...

Evers signs pipeline protest bill over critics’ objections

Gov. Tony Evers on Wednesday signed a widely supported, yet also controversial, bill escalating penalties for trespassing on pipelines and other energy and water...

Update: Marathon County manure spill released 40,000 gallons of liquid waste...

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is continuing to address a manure spill in Marathon County, which occurred in early October. The agency...

Wis. lawmakers wage multifront war against PFAS A bipartisan effort to...

WASHINGTON — Wisconsin lawmakers are fueling a bipartisan campaign to crack down on a widespread class of chemicals linked to cancer and other health...

23 Wis. Superfund sites threatened by climate change — watchdog agency

WASHINGTON — Twenty three of the most contaminated sites in Wisconsin are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, according to a new report...

Wisconsin’s frac sand mining business hits a slump

Hi-Crush Inc. laid off 37 workers in October and November.

Task forces will tackle climate change issues across Wisconsin Lt. Gov....

Wisconsin is preparing to tackle the multi-dimensional challenges of climate change. While Milwaukee initiates a Climate and Economic Equity Task Force, Lieutenant. Gov. Mandela...

Pipeline bill’s backers, critics both lobby Evers as signing deadline nears

Pressure is building on Gov. Tony Evers from both backers and critics of a controversial bill that would make it a felony for protesters...

All about the PFAS problem Why the state...

They’ve been a part of life for decades, used for everything from waterproofing clothing to making foam for fighting airplane and industrial fires. But for...
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