Environment


Firefighting foam is a common source of PFAS pollution. (Shutterstock)
Marinette is Letting PFAS Polluters Off the Hook, Alderman Says

Doug Oitzinger argues the city has failed to hold JCI/Tyco, which is responsible for severe PFAS contamination in Marinette, accountable for the pollution.

Eric Brandt, assistant aquaculture manager for Superior Fresh, lifts two Atlantic salmon from a pool at the company’s exhibit at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in Eau Claire County. Superior Fresh, a business near Hixton that raises organic greens and Atlantic salmon, is among agriculture operations in Wisconsin that are using environmentally friendly practices to produce products. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Agriculture is a Big Climate Change Contributor and Polluter. Wisconsin Farmers Want to Change That.

Wisconsin farmers are putting more emphasis on the "green factor" as they look to create more sustainable agriculture.

UW-Madison researchers estimate that hunters and poachers wiped out as much as a third of Wisconsin's gray wolf population after their removal from the federal endangered species list this year. (Photo via National Parks Service)
Hunters Recorded Almost Double the Kill Quota In Wisconsin’s Gray Wolf Hunt. It Was Probably Worse, Researchers Find.

The hunt was held in the middle of mating season and hunters quickly blew past the state-imposed quota. Then poachers threw another wrench in it.

Eau Claire city officials announced Monday that PFAS levels higher than allowable limits were discovered in four of the city’s 16 wells that provide city residents with drinking water. The city is among about 70 sites in Wisconsin where PFAS contamination has been discovered. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
A Quarter of Eau Claire’s Municipal Wells Have PFAS Contamination, City Announces

City shuts down four of 16 wells after tests show elevated levels of harmful PFAS.

Bensalem, Pennsylvania / USA - February 7, 2019: Firefighting foam remains on the ground surface following a tanker truck accident.
Bill Would Grant PFAS Polluters Lawsuit Immunity

The legislation would provide municipalities with PFAS cleanup grants on the condition they don’t sue the polluters.

Local, state, and federal officials attend a groundbreaking for a new all-electric bus rapid transit line in Milwaukee. The new nine-mile service will reduce carbon emissions, but it is also intended to fight racial disparities by connecting people in disadvantaged communities to jobs, schools, and health care between Milwaukee's lakefront and Wauwatosa. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
Milwaukee Aims to Fight Disparities, Reduce Emissions With All-Electric Bus Line

Milwaukee’s new bus rapid transit line will use all-electric buses and provide quicker access to work, education, and health care for disadvantaged city residents.

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Wisconsin Researchers Proving the Dairy State Has Some Green-Energy Tricks up Its Sleeve

From faster car chargers to smaller wind turbines, “the way we look at this utility is going to totally change, and it’s going to happen” at UW-Milwaukee and elsewhere.