May 14, 2014 - 7:30pm
The International Crane Foundation reported that there are 41 new eggs at the foundation's captive breeding center in Baraboo — eggs that have become increasingly vital as shootings of the rare birds increase.
May 13, 2014 - 7:30pm
Grey wolves can be legally hunted in Wisconsin. Photo: Jordan Crowe (CC-BY-NC-ND).
After examining the carcasses of 35 wolves that were killed by hunters who use dogs last year, the Department of Natural Resources has determined that it's inconclusive if any laws were violated in terms of interactions between dogs and wolves.
May 13, 2014 - 7:00pm
Above, a passing storm over Lake Superior near the Apostle Islands. Photo: Aaron Landry (CC-BY-NC-ND).
The U.S. National Park Service is in its fourth year of scanning the bottom of Lake Superior around national parks with sonar and laser beams, a process that once led to the recovery of a sunken barge.
May 13, 2014 - 2:15pm
Above, people protesting the proposed Penokee Hills mine. Photo: Light Brigading (CC-BY-NC).
Residents in the Penokee Hills are suing the DNR for what they say was a failure to properly regulate Gogebic Taconite's recent rock sampling. Now, following the appointment of a new judge from outside the proposed mining area, the suit has been delayed.
May 8, 2014 - 5:15pm
Above, a still from the video showing the raid on the GTAC drill site.
Katie Kloth, 27, who is accused of felony robbery with use of force during a raid at a Gogebic Taconite test drilling site last summer, will be arraigned May 30 in Iron County.
May 8, 2014 - 1:15pm
(File: April, 2005) A DNR walleye monitoring crew member measures a walleye before releasing it back into White Sand Lake in Vilas County. Photo: Wisconsin DNR
The DNR says last fall's drawdown of the Chippewa Flowage in Sawyer County is contributing to some of the healthiest young walleyes they've ever seen.
May 8, 2014 - 1:00pm
A map of existing conservation easements, as of Dec 2013. Map: Natural Resources Conservation Service
Farmers, tribes, local governments, and organizations have less than a month to apply for federal assistance to purchase agricultural easements, a designation used to protect farmland and prevent development. Federal lawmakers created the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program through the most...
May 8, 2014 - 10:15am
Above, the Germann Road fire that burned through 7,500 acres of forest in Douglas and Bayfield counties. Photo courtesy of Wisconsin DNR.
The Department of Natural Resources has released a report on last year's Germann Road wildfire that concludes that the response was fast and affective, though at times unprepared for changing conditions.
May 7, 2014 - 4:15pm
Sturgeon spawning season usually lasts from mid-April to early May. Photo: Public Domain.
Sturgeon spawning season -- a popular draw for people who want to get a close look at the large, ancient fish -- is drawing to a close in Wisconsin, after a colder-than-average spring drew it out to be longer than normal.
May 6, 2014 - 4:30pm
Above, a satellite image of the Upper Midwest from 2013. Photo: Public Domain.
The government report released on Tuesday predicts that while climate change may help increase crop yields in the Midwest in the short term, those gains will be offset in the long term by extreme weather.