Stories tagged: "Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources"


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.

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.

Cedar Falls Dam in Dunn County. (Photo via Getty Images)
Dams Are Forgotten Infrastructure—Until They Fail

Eight in Wisconsin failed in 2018. Works Progress Administration-era structures are susceptible to more extreme weather as a nation debates what to invest in itself.

fire by homes in menomonee falls
Wisconsin Is Having Way More Wildfires Than Usual. Here’s Why.

Climate change plays a role in this year's unusually fiery Wisconsin wildfire season—but not in the way you might think.

State Parks Are Back to Normal Hours for Holiday Weekend, But Capacity Limits Remain in Place
State Parks Are Back to Normal Hours for Holiday Weekend, But Capacity Limits Remain in Place

Camping off limits until at least June 7. Handful of parks remain closed.