Natural Resources

An archival image of the Plainfield Tunnel Channel Lakes in Waushara County, which have experienced a reduction in water levels due to groundwater withdrawals for irrigated agriculture. (Photo credit: Wisconsin DNR)
Clean Water at Stake as WI Supreme Court Hears Appeals to Take GOP Restrictions Off the DNR

Clean Wisconsin asks the court to remove legislative micromanagement citing megafarm pollution and high-capacity wells draining lakes.

Image from the WI Department of Natural Resources website
Too Fast, Too Many: Ojibwe Bands Want Wolf Hunts Better Managed or Stopped

Nearly double the allotment of wolves were killed, even after tribal leaders decided not to hunt their portion.

California Wildfires
Why Those California Fires Probably Won’t Happen In Our Forest-Heavy Wisconsin

Local firefighters will still be needed out west where climate change is making the problems worse there, even as it gets wetter and hotter here.

Former Vice President Joe Biden has upgraded his plans to fight climate change in Wisconsin and elsewhere.
WI Environmental Advocates Turn to Local Govts. for Action in the Age of Trump

Biden has beefed up his proposals to add green jobs, and help diverse communities benefit from addressing climate change in Wisconsin.

President Trump
Head of WI Climate Change Task Force Sums Up Trump Record: Disastrous

‘No Time to Lose: A Wisconsin Family Meeting on Climate’ reviews nearly four years of denial and deregulation.

Scott Hackel Hiking
Watch: Wisconsin Families See Ignoring Climate Change as Sticking Their Kids with the Bill

Scott Hackel voices the concerns that a changing climate will make their children’s lives less fulfilling and much more expensive.

Melissa Gavin family
Watch: Dane County Woman Shows It Takes a Village to Take Action on Climate Change

Melissa Gavin brought a global issue down to the hometown level.