Environment


Dirty wipes and debris surround the inner workings of the Warren Water Recovery Facility. Photo courtesy of Bryan Clor
Photos: A Gross Look at Why Americans Need to Stop Flushing Disposable Wipes

In Macomb County, Michigan, people flushing disposable wipes is wreaking havoc on the Red Run Drain. Experts say coronavirus germs could linger on these wipes washing up into residents’ backyards.

Three Wisconsin counties declared federal disaster areas
Evers Secures FEMA Emergency Declaration For Damaging Storms

Only applies to local governments to fix January storm damage in Milwaukee, Racine, and Kenosha counties

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Speedy Deal for Big Farms Criticized

Senate GOP pauses bill as concerns mount about impact, loss of control

The west entrance to the state Capitol building in Madison. (Photo by Jessica VanEgeren)
Clean Water Bills Flow Smoothly Through Assembly

$10 million seen as a down payment to tackle a long list of problem areas

The Fox River is reflected in the "River Monolith" sculpture along Green Bay's riverfront. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
How Green Bay Is Going Green

City launching efforts to fight climate change as federal and state efforts falter or go backwards

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Bill Would Ease Factory Farm Oversight

Breaking: Already getting public hearing Thursday morning

Lake Michigan is seen from Oak Creek's Bender Park. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
Midwest Senators Push for Renewal of Great Lakes Cleanup Package

Sen. Baldwin is a co-sponsor of the measure that passed the House this week