Environment

DNR continues PFAS efforts, though Johnson Controls requests pause

Wisconsin’s efforts to track and contain PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), and their chemical cousins continue. Although the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has...

An Earth Day assessment of Wisconsin’s environmental progress A new report...

This Earth Day is a time to reflect on how Wisconsin has been handling its obligations to the environment and its duty to combat...

Madison’s Truax Field chosen for F-35

U.S. Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett officially designated Madison’s Truax Field, home of the 115th Fighter Wing of the Air National Guard, as one...

Three homeowners receive emergency drinking water due to PFAS

Johnson Controls Inc. and its subsidiary, Tyco Fire Products, has been ordered by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to provide emergency drinking water...

40 state parks ordered closed by Gov. Tony Evers

With few recreational activities left to help Wisconsinites ride out the state’s stay at home order, many are turning to nature. The state’s network...

How a fast-tracked bill got stopped in its tracks Farm group...

A fast-tracked bill that would have given farm groups a virtual veto power over changes to a Wisconsin rule governing large livestock farms has...

Low prices drive Wisconsin recyclers to send more to the landfill...

Much of what Wisconsinites are careful to recycle may actually be ending up in landfills, thanks to the industry’s economy which has, for the...

Water Quality Task Force bills pass with some debate 10 bipartisan...

Water quality wouldn’t seem like a partisan issue, and for the most part it appears the two sides of the Wisconsin’s legislature are approaching...

Livestock bill ‘streamlines’ permitting process Towns association backs measure, critics say...

Legislation that would make a sweeping change to the process for municipalities to weigh in on large livestock operations ran into resistance Thursday as...

Kaul objects to regs that could leave lead in Wisconsin drinking...

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul on Thursday weighed in on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's new position on lead line replacements. The EPA's proposed changes...
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