Environment

A new federal agency to revive the Great Lakes region? 

WASHINGTON — The Great Lakes region took a beating last decade with the collapse of its manufacturing sector.  The region’s economy has been in recovery...

Edgewater coal plant closure signals move towards renewable energy

By the end of 2022 Alliant Energy, a Madison-based energy company, will be shuttering the Edgewater coal plant in Sheboygan. By closing the plant,...

Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change holds third meeting

As Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes points out, “climate change was here before the pandemic, it’ll be here after and there are ways that these...

More state parks re-open, though restrictions remain in effect

Starting on Saturday, Wisconsin’s state parks will begin adjusting their operations, while upholding recommended public health guidelines. All parks will return to regular hours...

Ending Safer at Home complicates PFAS testing for DNR

The decision by the Wisconsin Supreme Court to side with Republican state legislators and throw out the Safer at Home order not only created...

Wisconsin’s spring wildfire season is upon us Most wildfires are started...

As warmer weather arrives Wisconsin has entered its spring fire season, when the risk of wildfire is highest. This period lasts from when snow...

PFAS and other compounds detected in Milwaukee Estuary

PFAS compounds (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) have been detected in the Milwaukee Estuary, which was designated as an Area Of Concern (AOC) by the...

Restrictions on state parks and certain businesses relaxing

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been directed by Gov. Tony Evers to re-open several state parks on May 1. Of course, there...

Gypsy moth spraying program begins in western Wisconsin

Over the next month, if you notice a yellow plane spaying areas of your county, don’t worry. The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer...

From COVID to climate change: science must lead progress We must...

As COVID-19 continues to upend lives across Wisconsin and the country, we need our elected leaders to engage in collective, coordinated action based on...
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