Environment

PFAS foam confirmed in Madison-area creek

The official test results are back, says the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and they confirm that the foam collected along Starkweather Creek, near...

Wisconsin DNR revising incidental take permits to protect species

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is proposing to revise several broad permits for activities which may result in the accidental death of...

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes continues pushing climate policy After the Madrid...

Just back from a trans-Atlantic trip to advance the cause of progressive climate policy, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes is energized. The COP25 United Nations...

Milwaukee man dies of possible hypothermia in his home

The Medical Examiners Office of Milwaukee is currently investigating the death of a 61 year old man who was found in his home last...

AG Josh Kaul listens to Marinette residents’ fears about PFAS Kaul...

For two hours in Marinette on Wednesday, the state’s chief prosecutor sat in a room full of angry people and heard their stories of...

Back Forty Mine project continues to raise concerns

A proposed open pit sulfide mine along the Wisconsin-Michigan border, owned by Canada-based Aquila Resources, has stirred controversy ever since the Menominee Tribe first...

DNR to tackle nitrate pollution from manure, fertilizer

By a 5-to-1 vote, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board approved a “scope statement” — the broad outline of a rule related to decreasing nitrate...

Narrower of two PFAS bills advances

One of two bills in the Legislature aimed at the growing concern about PFAS chemicals cleared an Assembly committee Wednesday, but the author of...

PFAS provisions struck from must-pass defense bill Inclusion would have designated...

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats and environmental advocates suffered a stinging setback with the release of a defense policy bill this week that lacks key...

Invasive gypsy moth population continues to decline

The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protections’ (DATCP) most recent trapping season for gypsy moths (Lymantria dispar dispar) suggests that the invasive species’...
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