Environment


Bad River Flood Aerial
The People Most Harmed by Climate Change Are Often Ignored. Biden and Evers Are Changing That.

The state and federal governments are each creating an Office of Environmental Justice to give voice to those who don’t have a seat at the table when plans are made that affect their environment.

Image courtesy of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation
New Deal Ensures Conservation of Northwoods and Future of Birkie Ski Race

Telemark Forest Preserve will continue to serve as a race backdrop and provide “low-impact” recreation opportunities while protecting the Namekagon watershed and nearby habitat.

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers
Evers Clean Energy Plan Lowers Costs, Creates Jobs

Evers’ plan is a bold call to action on climate that will reduce energy costs, create good-paying jobs, protect (and improve) the quality of our air and water, provide more resilient solutions for farmers, and ensure our state's conservation heritage is protected for future generations.

Firefighting foam is a common source of PFAS pollution. (Shutterstock)
Natural Resources Board Blocks Effort to Tighten Allowable PFAS Levels

Decision comes despite recommendation by state agencies to tighten standards for chemicals that pose health risks.

Cows graze on a Trempeauleau County farm. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Large Farms Worsen Water Quality Concerns, Report Finds 

Environmental groups find waste from mega-farms is endangering water throughout the state.

Communities across Wisconsin have discovered high levels of PFAS contamination in their water supplies. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Wausau Finds Dangerous Chemicals in All City Water Wells

Wausau is just the latest Wisconsin city to detect elevated levels of PFAS in its water source.

Concerns about a proposed pipeline include potential spills, such as this July 2010 oil spill of approximately 840,000 gallons of crude oil into the Kalamazoo River in Battle Creek, Michigan, from a 30 inch-wide pipeline owned by Enbridge Energy Partners. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
Analysis, Advocates say Northern Wisconsin Oil Pipeline Threatens Drinking Water, Lake Superior

The battlelines are drawn as activists attempt to sway the Department of Natural Resources to kill a proposed pipeline project. Activists and concerned citizens raised their voices Wednesday against the future of a gas and oil pipeline that runs across northern Wisconsin and through a native reservation.  Enbridge Inc., a Canadian oil company, wants to...