Environment

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...

DNR to tackle nitrate pollution from manure, fertilizer

By a 5-to-1 vote, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board approved a “scope statement” — the broad outline of a rule related to decreasing nitrate...

Narrower of two PFAS bills advances

One of two bills in the Legislature aimed at the growing concern about PFAS chemicals cleared an Assembly committee Wednesday, but the author of...

PFAS provisions struck from must-pass defense bill Inclusion would have designated...

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats and environmental advocates suffered a stinging setback with the release of a defense policy bill this week that lacks key...

Invasive gypsy moth population continues to decline

The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protections’ (DATCP) most recent trapping season for gypsy moths (Lymantria dispar dispar) suggests that the invasive species’...

Nine-day deer hunting season draws to a close

Wisconsin’s nine day deer hunting season has come to an end, the state’s 168th season. Numbers for not only license purchases but also harvested...

New “Forward On Climate” bills target climate adaptation Bills introduced aim...

A new package of bills introduced by Representatives Greta Neubauer (D- Racine), Dianne Hesselbein (D- Middleton ), Gary Hebl (D- Sun Prairie) and Sen....

Interactive map tracks city carbon emissions

An interactive map developed by the New York Times is giving fresh insights into city-level carbon emissions across the country. The detailed heat map...

Gray wolf population causing concerns

Gray wolves (Canius Lupus) are making a comeback in the Badger State, and that’s worrying residents in rural parts of Wisconsin. While some see...
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