Environment


What’s in it for You? Wins for Wisconsin in the Inflation Reduction Act

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is now in effect. While its name suggest it's an economic law, some of its biggest impacts benefit the environment.  

How Wisconsin Became the Cranberry Capital of the World

Did You Know: The humble cranberry was named the official state fruit in 2004? And Wisconsin currently produces more than half of the world’s supply!

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.