August 3, 2014 - 1:00pm
Kayakers visiting the Apostle Islands sea caves. Photo: Tim Wilson (CC-BY).
After a winter tourism season that drew in 130,000 people from around the world, the Apostle Islands and St. Croix riverway in northwest Wisconsin are continuing to see a major influx in visitors this summer.
August 1, 2014 - 5:30pm
Tree damage from the emerald ash borer. Photo: Wisconsin DNR (CC-BY-ND).
As the emerald ash borer continues to cause damage throughout Wisconsin, Madison city council members are trying to find new ways to fund the city's fight against the pest without causing a substantial bump in property taxes.
July 31, 2014 - 4:15pm
Dairyland Power estimates that BNSF will need to triple its coal shipments to avert a crisis. Photo: Rails4me (CC-BY-SA).
The federal government is requiring BNSF railway to send it weekly reports showing progress toward reducing a backlog in coal shipments to Wisconsin.
July 31, 2014 - 2:00pm
The primary focus of the Tommy Thompson fishery today is growing walleye fingerlings. Photo: USFWS Mountain-Prairie (CC-BY).
One of the largest fish hatcheries in the state, the Tommy Thompson hatchery in Spooner, will celebrate its 100th year in operation on Friday.
July 30, 2014 - 1:30pm
Above, a view of Lake Superior from outside Duluth, Minn. Photo: Mark Schindler (CC-BY-SA).
Health officials have recommended five ways of measuring whether pollutants in the Great Lakes are harming humans to the International Joint Commission, a binational organization that's tasked in part with making the Great Lakes more fishable, swimmable and drinkable.
July 30, 2014 - 12:30am
The tankers are expected to create 125 construction jobs in Superior. Photo: Nicole de Beaufort (CC-BY-NC-SA).
The Department of Natural Resources has turned down an appeal by state Rep. Brett Hulsey, a candidate for governor, to stop construction of three massive Enbridge Energy crude oil storage tanks in Superior.
July 29, 2014 - 11:45pm
A Dane County crew cuts weeds from Monona Bay in Madison. Photo: Shamane Mills/WPR News.
Dane County officials say weed removal from lakes has become more efficient and mobile because of new harvesting boats, elevators and hauling trucks that have been added to the county's fleet.
July 29, 2014 - 5:15pm
BNSF railrway says it's working to expand its coal shipping capacity. Photo: Joshua B. (CC-BY-NC-SA).
Trains shipping coal on rail lines from western states like Wyoming and Montana to electrical generating plants in the Upper Midwest aren’t keeping pace with demand, meaning that Wisconsin may be in store for an energy crisis in the winter.
July 23, 2014 - 5:30pm
Trains shipping large amounts of Bakken oil go through Wisconsin about 45 times per week. Photo: Randen Pederson (CC-BY).
The federal government has ordered railroads carrying crude oil from the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota to slow down and replace tankers with safer models.
July 22, 2014 - 1:45pm
A screenshot of the DNR's new interactive map of frac sand mining locations. Image courtesy of dnr.wi.gov.
People who are curious about the frac sand industry in Wisconsin have a new tool to measure its growth: an interactive map created by the Department of Natural Resources.