August 19, 2014 - 3:45pm
Forest near the proposed mine site near the town of Mellen in northwestern Wisconsin. Photo: Shadefenix (CC-BY-SA).
Many, if not all, of the tribal leaders meeting with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday and Thursday will ask the agency to halt mining activity in the Penokee Hills.
August 19, 2014 - 1:45pm
UW researchers have predicted that changing climate and land use will result in reductions of grassland habitat. Photo: Ken Fager (CC-BY-NC-SA).
A new Wisconsin study models what the effects of climate change and evolving land use will mean for various species in the future.
August 18, 2014 - 9:30pm
One of Green Bay's Cat Islands, which are currently undergoing an $18 million 20-year restoration project, may be renamed for a former county harbor commissioner.
August 15, 2014 - 8:45pm
Osprey are federally protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Photo: Mr. TinDC (CC-BY-ND).
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating the recent shootings of multiple raptors, including at least one osprey and a barred owl, in Bayfield County.
August 15, 2014 - 4:00pm
Crossbows are much more accurate weapons than traditional bows. Photo: Chris Parfitt (CC-BY).
The decision to allow most people to use crossbows during Wisconsin’s regular archery season is drawing mixed reactions from people in the hunting community.
August 15, 2014 - 3:30pm
Loggers harvesting timber in the Northern Highland American Legion State Forest. Photo: Wisconsin DNR (CC-BY-ND).
Some loggers are pressuring the Department of Natural Resources to allow more timber harvesting from state lands.
August 14, 2014 - 2:45pm
A male gypsy moth. Photo: imarsman (CC-BY-NC-ND).
The Department of Natural Resources is spelling out more details of a plan to suspend a state program that helps control gypsy moths.
August 13, 2014 - 5:45pm
Crossbow users will be allowed to hunt deer during the archery and firearms season. Photo: Steve White (CC-BY-NC-SA).
The Natural Resources Board has approved letting qualified hunters purchase a crossbow deer hunting license, for use at the same time as the archery or firearm deer season.
August 12, 2014 - 2:45pm
The Flambeau mine in Ladysmith, shown in a photo taken in 1997. Photo: Department of Natural Resources (CC-BY-ND).
The Natural Resources Board is scheduled to tour a former copper and zinc mine near Ladysmith on Tuesday afternoon, a visit that will occur in the midst of debate over a proposed Gogebic Taconite iron ore mine in the Penokee Hills.
August 8, 2014 - 8:00pm
The water emergency in Green Bay will last until Monday. Photo: Dave Reid (CC-BY-SA).
The city of Green Bay is issuing a water emergency beginning at midnight, after one of the city's two main intake lines sprung a leak.