Environment

Manure spill and fish kill in Lincoln County

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is assisting in the investigation of a manure spill which occurred at a dairy farm in southern Lincoln...

Milwaukee seeks state help to improve its water quality

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that the City of Milwaukee is an applicant for funding through the Safe Drinking Water Loan...

Frustrated local leaders urge Congress to move faster on regulating PFAS

WASHINGTON—Local officials and community leaders on Wednesday pushed Congress to designate toxic chemicals that are contaminating drinking water as hazardous materials, which would trigger...

Fish advisory over PFAS contamination issued

Advisories against the consumption of fish from certain water systems in Dane and Rock counties underscore the state’s water quality issues. On June 9,...

National parks struggling with maintenance would get a boost under Biden...

Basic needs at the largest U.S. national parks top the Biden administration’s first proposed lists of projects to receive funding through public lands trust...

Sauk County village gets $1 million FEMA flood grant

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) announced that a little over $1 million was...

Heading for a national park? The ‘biggest season in the history...

Leaders of a U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday extolled national parks for providing a respite during the COVID-19 pandemic, but cautioned that enthusiasm for...

State of the Tribes Address highlights racism and economic challenges, threats...

Wisconsin’s 11 federally recognized Native American tribes are still dealing with generations of trauma, ongoing discrimination and the resulting economic challenges while working to...

Migratory bird protections to be permanently restored by Biden administration

The Interior Department plans to officially revoke a Trump-era rule that loosened enforcement of a longstanding law to protect migratory birds, the department said...

Tyson Foods’ expansion in west Tennessee is pitting longtime farmers against...

BEECH BLUFF, TN — Larry Blankenship and his wife, Monica, lived in a trailer on his father’s farm for more than 30 years while...
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