ROVING REPORTER Your Smog Is Our Smog
I didn't fully realize until I arrived in Peru how closely people from outside the U.S. follow our internal politics. Peru has about as lively a political scene as you'll find anywhere, but headlines ... Posted on 9/5/11 at 5:14 PM
STAFF BLOG OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK EPA: No ban on lead hunting ammunition
On Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency denied a petition by five environmental groups to ban lead in hunting ammunition. Here's a link to a story on the topic.... Posted on 8/30/10 at 1:45 PM
Minnesota researchers found 56 chemicals -- including cocaine-- in the state’s waters, according to two studies released Monday that raise questions about potential impacts on wildlife and human health. Former Wisconsin DNR secretary George Meyer said the tests show that Wisconsin, which has not conducted similar studies on this scale, needs to develop a plan to figure out what’s in its water.
Kate Golden, Center for Investigative Journalism
, May 14, 2013
Discover firsthand what makes the Namekagon and St. Croix rivers an extraordinary national park. The St. Croix River Association has teamed up with the National Park Service to offer the 2013 Ranger Guided Paddle Series. The on-river paddling programs are designed to inspire, inform and invigorate.
MENOMONIE -- The effects of development and other environmental changes on small wetlands in the Chippewa Valley will be studied by UW-Stout faculty and their students through a $550,000 federal grant.
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin voted 2-1 on Thursday, Feb. 14, to deny an application of Highland Wind Farm, LLC, for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to construct a 102.5 megawatt (MW) wind electric facility in the Towns of Forest and Cylon in St. Croix County.
Kiap-TU-Wish chapter member and Hudson resident Kent Johnson was recently awarded the Wisconsin Trout Unlimited "Jeffrey Carlson Volunteer Award" at the WITU state council banquet. This is the highest individual award is given by WITU, to honor the most outstanding TU volunteer contributor in the state.
Just 10 of Wisconsin's 132 legislators claimed more than $10,000 in expense reimbursements for last year. Also, leaders of both the Senate and Assembly say they'll put proposed legislation that could resurrect the state's mining industry to a vote next Wednesday. Read on for briefs about a Milwaukee union official joining President Obama for an announcement today and details of two weekend traffic fatalities.
What would happen if a large water main broke and drained Roberts’s water tower to dangerously low levels?
Village of Roberts Public Works employees, Village of Roberts representatives and representatives of other local governments and state government agencies met to answer this question during an emergency response tabletop exercise on Wednesday, Dec. 12, in the Roberts Village meeting room.
A 3-year-old buck harvested in Adams County has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease. The deer, harvested and volunteered for sampling by an archery hunter, is the first CWD-positive in the county.
Located in south-central Wisconsin, Adams County lies just east of Wisconsin Dells.
“Liatris Puncata” was the reason a dedicated group of volunteers from the St. Croix Valley Chapter of The Prairie Enthusiasts teamed up with officials from the Wisconsin Departments of Transportation and Natural Resources on a seasonably cool overcast Saturday morning.
A no-contest plea entered Thursday by a former aide to Scott Walker means the governor won't have to testify against Kelly Rindfleisch. Also, political observers do agree that Thursday's debate was spirited but there is no immediate consensus on who won and today may be the last day to enjoy fall colors as weekend weather will bring changes, plus more state news.
While controversy swirls around the mining of silica sand, many of the industry’s opponents have negative views of area mining companies. Conversely, many other people — including members of a local Trout Unlimited chapter — are recognizing positive attributes of one company in particular.
Regan Carstensen - Red Wing Republican-Eagle
, September 30, 2012
OAK CREEK -- Sarah Preciado, a lifelong resident of the Carrollville neighborhood, remembers how it was once a bustling place. Her great-grandfather was the first Mexican worker at the glue factory that was across Fifth Avenue. Her grandfather, who planted the pear and peach trees at her house, worked there too.
Kate Golden, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
, September 23, 2012
River Falls Fire Chief Scott Nelson says that even with the recent light rains, conditions remain dry and the fire ban for the area will continue. Nelson has talked with fire chiefs in Hudson and Prescott who concur about this decision.
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