Environment

Proposed mine faces mounting troubles Back Forty Mine along Wisconsin border...

The controversial proposed Back Forty open pit metallic sulfide mine on the Michigan-Wisconsin border has suffered major financial and permitting setbacks due to the...

Town hall participants discuss Wisconsin’s climate crisis Bold policy change will...

The climate crisis was the focus of a virtual town hall on July 29 featuring Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin), Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes and...

Incidental take notice issued for endangered Queensnake in Racine

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has issued an incidental take notice for an endangered snake species in Racine. Workers are currently replacing existing...

DNR monitoring cleanup of JCI/Tyco contaminated water spill

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced that it’s monitoring the clean-up of an accidental release of contaminated ground water into storm drains,...

House passes bipartisan public lands bill; next stop president’s desk

WASHINGTON — Major environmental legislation sailed through Congress Wednesday while the nation’s political leaders were stuck in intense negotiations over the contours of a...

Recent Pence visit doesn’t reflect the perceptions of climate change in...

Wisconsin has received a lot of attention from Vice President Mike Pence, with his repeated visits to the Badger State in recent months. At...

How could COVID-19 reshape our cities? Fewer cars, more housing and...

The COVID-19 pandemic has radically upended society.  Dane County and the City of Milwaukee have mandated that everyone wear masks at restaurants, stores, and other indoor...

Manure spill enters Little Suamico River in Oconto County

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is assisting in the clean-up of a manure spill near the village of Pulaski in Oconto County. After...

Shut down Line 5 — it’s too risky A history of...

Enbridge’s Line 5 oil pipeline is too risky to keep operating and now the State of Wisconsin can permanently shut it down. (The Line...

More Wisconsin properties at risk of flooding than FEMA estimates, report...

There are currently 273,400 properties in Wisconsin that have a substantial risk of flooding, according to a new report from the First Street Foundation,...
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