Environment


Beloit’s ABC Supply Stadium is being heralded by local and state government officials as proof that polluted properties can not only be redeveloped, but also turned pillars of the community. (Photo by JT Cestkowski)
Brownfield to Baseball: Beloit Hopes Ballpark Will Revitalize Downtown

A new baseball stadium shows how communities can reclaim polluted land to create new experiences.

This rendering from a We Energies presentation on the proposed liquid natural gas facility posted to the town of Ixonia’s website shows a rendering of what the location will look like once construction is completed. (We Energies)
State Approves Construction of $370 Million Natural Gas Facility Despite Local, Climate Objections

The potential new natural gas plant planned near Ixonia and Whitewater comes as the climate crisis grows more urgent every day.

Ashland Lake Superior Shoreline
36 Acres of Lake Superior Shoreline To Open to Public After Decades-Long Cleanup

Rehabilitation of the former Superfund site is just the latest example of this Northwoods city’s efforts to reclaim its shoreline and reinvent its image.Jt

Wisconsin's Wolf River (Image via Shutterstock)
Trump Rolled Back Clean Water Regulations. Two Wisconsin Tribes Just Won Against His Rule in Court.

Two Wisconsin tribes were among five who sued to block the rule enacted in 2020.

Jeff Lamont grew up in the Town of Peshtigo and returned to enjoy his retirement after 30 years as a hydrologist working on remediation sites across the country, including one on the Menominee River, which Tyco had contaminated with arsenic. Now he's involved with the citizen group monitoring the PFAS cleanup in his hometown. “It'll be decades before this has been cleaned up,” he said. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
The Problem of ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Marinette, and the Solutions That Could Take as Long

A corporation impedes progress on tracing and fixing PFAS contamination in the local water supply—pollution that it caused.

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Lawsuit Targets Conservatives’ Push for a Near-Slaughter of Wolves

Case takes aim at the conservative head of the Natural Resources Board who refuses to step down even though his term ended months ago.

Rep. Lee Snodgrass (D-Appleton) (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
Lawmaker Channels Love of Nature Into Bills to Protect Pollinators

Appleton freshman Snodgrass shows how humans helping pollinators is vital for our food supply.