Environment

Stranger than fiction: how we are responding to climate change

In a manuscript I’ve tried to sell — agent rejections piled high — a subplot involves a time in the near future when a...

Organic food crisis threatens Wisconsin dairy farmers What's in your grocery store's...

(This is part one in a two-part series.) "The last two years have not been smooth sailing," Ron Miller, general manager of the R&G Miller...

“Forever plastics” may soon leave Milwaukee County

Milwaukee County supervisors are continuing to tackle the use of plastic products, with Supervisors Marina Dimitrijevic and Marcelia Nicholson being the latest to introduce...

Southwest Wisconsin voters rank safe clean water as top issue Many...

There’s a problem with safe, clean drinking water here in southwest Wisconsin’s scenic Driftless Area. We know it, we understand what to do about...

DNR begins PFAS rule-making process Agency's work will focus on addressing...

Updated, 12:15 PM, 1/23/2020 As concern continues to grow about PFAS contamination, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced plans Wednesday to institute rulemaking procedures...

U.S. House votes to crack down on toxic chemicals; Trump threatens...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Friday to pass a comprehensive legislative package that would crack down on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, a class...

PFAS contamination of well leads to emergency water for homeowner

A Marinette homeowner has been given emergency water by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), after PFAS (per and polyfluoroalkyl substances) were detected in...

Report ties green energy to economic growth

Although the growth of renewable energy has stalled in the last decade, a new report promises Wisconsin has the potential to make major strides...

Bald eagle kicks off breeding season with greater population

Things are really looking up for Wisconsin’s population of Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). In southeastern parts of the state, bald eagle populations were up...

Another Walker appointee elevated to top U.S. EPA job under Trump

WASHINGTON — A former senior Wisconsin environmental official who served under Gov. Scott Walker has been elevated to a top job in the Trump...
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