February 26, 2014 - 5:45pm
The DNR has made the temporary rules created 14 months ago for hunting on state lands permanent, including rules that prohibit gunfire across state trails and traps that aren't dog-proof.
February 26, 2014 - 5:15pm
The Penokee Hills are the proposed site for a 4.5-mile wide iron ore mine. Photo: Adam Schmidt (CC-BY-SA)
Gogebic Taconite is wrapping up 10 days of rock sampling in the Penokee Hills that have passed by largely without incident.
February 26, 2014 - 4:30pm
Wild turkeys have been struggling this winter in Wisconsin. Photo: Eric Kilby (CC-BY-SA)
The harsh winter has been particularly difficult for wild turkey populations, with many birds either dead or severely underweight as the spring hunting season approaches.
February 26, 2014 - 3:30pm
The new bill would encourage more energy production from sources like wind turbines. Photo: German Borillo (CC-BY-SA)
The Wisconsin Renewable Energy Act would require power companies to use more solar, wind, and bio-fuel sources by 2030, and would double the Renewable Resources Credits given for green power produced in Wisconsin.
February 26, 2014 - 2:30pm
Beth Meyers will run as a Democrat for the Assembly seat currently held by Rep. Janet Bewley. Photo courtesy of Beth Meyers.
Beth Meyers, a supervisor on the Bayfield County Board, has become the first candidate to enter a race for the Assembly seat that represents an area including the Penokee Hills.
February 26, 2014 - 12:00pm
Congress will take a closer look Wednesday at the safety of oil trains rolling through Wisconsin and many other states
February 24, 2014 - 6:45pm
Deep snow and severe cold has been unkind to deer populations this winter. Photo: Stuart (CC-BY-NC)
As deer populations face possible starvation, Minnesota has launched an emergency feeding program. The Wisconsin DNR, however, is unlikely to follow suit.
February 24, 2014 - 10:45am
Federal efforts to limit some greenhouse gas emissions go before the U.S. Supreme Court today.
February 23, 2014 - 11:15pm
When a utility or transmission company wants to build power lines, part of the process involves getting permits from the DNR. Photo: Nilson Menezes (CC-BY-NC-ND)
Some utility companies in Wisconsin have expressed support for a bill that aims to streamline the way the Department of Natural Resources issues permits for transmission line projects; other companies, however, say the current process is fine, and that the bill could have a negative environmental impact.
February 21, 2014 - 6:45pm
Pollution from the Cobre las Cruces mine outside of Seville, Spain, ended up contaminating a water aquifer that the city would use as an emergency reserve. Photo: Ecology in Action.
A Spanish prosecutor has recommended that formal criminal charges be filed against Gogebic Taconite president Bill Williams for his alleged role in contaminating a water aquifer near the city of Seville.