Environment


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.

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.