Environment

Lt. Gov. Barnes’ first climate change conversation drew 200 Wisconsinites

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes reported that the first of five planned listening sessions of the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change drew in more...

Wisconsin must adapt, warn Climate Task Force members Lt. Gov. Barnes...

Although climate change might not be the first thing on the minds of many Wisconsinites, it remains a top priority for state officials. The...

Lt. Gov. Barnes: Wisconsin, it’s time to talk climate change

Next week the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change will hold two listening sessions — virtually — to hear how Wisconsinites are being affected...

State parks continue to surge in visitor capacity

As restrictions ease, scores of visitors continue to pour into Wisconsin state parks and other state lands. On June 10, state campgrounds reopened with...

Frank Lloyd Wright’s school will survive — but not at Taliesin

Declared dead after 88 years in January, Frank Lloyd Wright’s School of Architecture at Taliesin will continue after all — although at a new...

Camp sites reopen, social distancing continues at state parks

On June 10, campgrounds reopened on state lands, with special conditions to ensure the continued safety of visitors and staff. The Department of Natural...

Virtual meeting to discuss Enbridge Line 5 reroute

On July 1, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold a virtual public hearing related to the Enbridge Energy application to re-route its...

DNR declares it will resume scrutiny of high-capacity wells

After four years in which environmental advocates say the state Department of Natural Resources was left powerless to regulate high-capacity wells, the agency will...

A new federal agency to revive the Great Lakes region? 

WASHINGTON — The Great Lakes region took a beating last decade with the collapse of its manufacturing sector.  The region’s economy has been in recovery...

Edgewater coal plant closure signals move towards renewable energy

By the end of 2022 Alliant Energy, a Madison-based energy company, will be shuttering the Edgewater coal plant in Sheboygan. By closing the plant,...
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