Environment

U.S. House votes to crack down on toxic chemicals; Trump threatens...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Friday to pass a comprehensive legislative package that would crack down on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, a class...

PFAS contamination of well leads to emergency water for homeowner

A Marinette homeowner has been given emergency water by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), after PFAS (per and polyfluoroalkyl substances) were detected in...

Report ties green energy to economic growth

Although the growth of renewable energy has stalled in the last decade, a new report promises Wisconsin has the potential to make major strides...

Bald eagle kicks off breeding season with greater population

Things are really looking up for Wisconsin’s population of Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). In southeastern parts of the state, bald eagle populations were up...

Another Walker appointee elevated to top U.S. EPA job under Trump

WASHINGTON — A former senior Wisconsin environmental official who served under Gov. Scott Walker has been elevated to a top job in the Trump...

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...
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