February 21, 2014 - 1:00pm
UW Sea Grant Institute's "State of the Bay 2013" report
Researchers with the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute have released a report on the health of Green Bay . It's the first “State of the Bay” report in twenty years. Authors of the report give the health of the bay a C minus. “That's both good and bad news,” says Bud Harris. “I suspect it...
February 21, 2014 - 11:30am
Utility companies in Wisconsin are split on their support of AB774: a bill that would change the way the Department of Natural Resources issues permits for transmission line projects.
February 21, 2014 - 8:15am
Citizen groups are asking state health officials to block a plan to spray manure onto fields using overhead irrigators. The use of rolling irrigation machines that usually spray water for spreading liquid manure on farm fields first triggered controversy about a year ago. The aerial spraying of...
February 19, 2014 - 11:45am
A duck swims on an algae bloom in Lake Menomonie. Excessive phosphorus in the water can cause such blooms. Photo: aarongunnar (CC-BY-SA)
Businesses and wastewater treatment plants would be given more leeway to reduce the amount of phosphorus they discharge into Wisconsin lakes and streams under a plan that cleared the state Senate Tuesday.
February 19, 2014 - 11:00am
Bad River wardens briefly detained a GTAC truck hauling bulk sampling materials. Photo: Bad River Natural Resources Department
The Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians has asked the federal government to step in and stop all mining activity in northern Wisconsin's Penokee Range. They also plan to file a lawsuit next month against the state of Wisconsin to stop rock sampling there.
February 18, 2014 - 7:30pm
The ice caves at the Apostle Islands attracted almost 25,000 visitors over the weekend. Photo: Kelley Linehan (CC-BY-SA)
Almost 25,000 people visited the ice caves at the Apostle Islands over the weekend, and even more are projected to visit this coming Friday through Sunday.
February 18, 2014 - 6:45pm
Rock sampling by Gogebic Taconite in the area of the proposed iron ore mine is expected to last a few days at two sites, but could last longer at a third site.
February 18, 2014 - 4:00pm
A propane tank at a filling station. Photo: Hustvedt (CC-BY-SA)
The Joint Finance Committee will consider the creation of a loan program on Wednesday to help get propane to middle-income consumers, as Wisconsin continues to face a shortage of the fuel.
February 17, 2014 - 1:00pm
NOAA weather map for Monday, Feb 17 2014.
While Monday's weather forecast is for a moderate snowfall, many scientists say their long time climate prediction includes more extreme weather events. That could make things more challenging for farmers trying to feed a growing world population. Climate scientists have been making a connection...
February 17, 2014 - 12:15pm
A Snowy Owl near Horicon Marsh. Photo:Jeff Bahls
Snowy Owls have again flown south to Wisconsin in sizable numbers, thrilling birders and naturalists.