Environment

Water Quality Task Force releases final report on policy recommendations

A final report released by the state’s Water Quality Task Force was described as an “unprecedented, bipartisan effort for clean water in Wisconsin,” by Assembly...

The frac sand industry’s migration out of Wisconsin 'It's hard to...

Wisconsin’s frac sand industry appears to be migrating away from the state’s rural north, and towards more favorable territories as far south as Texas....

Climate change threat doesn’t get the Y2K urgency How well do...

Take a moment to think back to simpler times, to a long-gone era exactly 20 years ago this week, when we celebrated the dawn...

Don’t spread holiday pests & diseases after spreading Christmas cheer

Pests and diseases pose a serious threat to our state’s crops, forests and plants, and some may be lurking in your living room.​ Wisconsin is...

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...
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