July 11, 2014 - 4:00pm
Wisconsin's grey wolf population has declined over the past year, in part due to the new wolf hunting season. Photo: Property #1 (CC-BY-NC-ND).
Wolf advocates are concerned about a new appeals court ruling that will allow dogs to chase wolves during training sessions.
July 10, 2014 - 7:30pm
Above, a frame from scientist David Schwab's animation of an oil spill from the Straits of Mackinac.
A University of Michigan research scientist has created a computer simulation that shows a major oil spill from an Enbridge Corporation pipeline at the Straits of Mackinac would spread hundreds of miles into Lakes Michigan and Huron within days.
July 9, 2014 - 8:30pm
Above, the Kewaunee Power Station, which was shut down last year. Photo: Lenka Riznicek (CC-BY-SA).
Owners of the now-closed Kewaunee nuclear power plant want to move highly-radioactive spent fuel from inside the plant to containers kept outdoors near Lake Michigan more quickly.
July 8, 2014 - 3:45pm
Trains carrying Bakken and Alberta tar sands crude have been involved in 11 train derailments and explosions in the past year. Photo: Randen Pederson (CC-BY).
Information obtained from an open records request shows that Canadian Pacific and BNSF Railways are transferring substantial train loads of volatile Bakken crude oil through 18 Wisconsin counties at an average of 45 times per week.
July 3, 2014 - 4:45pm
Above, some of the goats that were introduced to Heritage Hill. Photo: Patty Murray/WPR News.
A state park in Green Bay has rented a herd of sheep and goats that will spend the holiday weekend eating unwanted plants to make way for native vegetation. Dan Katers, who manages the farms and gardens at Heritage Hill, an historical interpretive park, said the 75 rented goats and 15 sheep are...
July 1, 2014 - 5:15pm
A bill that would have limited local control over frac sand mines was not passed by the Legislature. Photo: Carol Mitchell (CC-BY-NC-ND).
The Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters has released a scorecard that says the environment has fared all right under the state Legislature over the last two years, partly because some bills were taken off the table.
July 1, 2014 - 9:45am
Starting on Monday, Wisconsin residents can no longer challenge state Department of Natural Resources permits for a high-capacity well if state officials failed to look at what the well might do to overall groundwater in the area. Republican lawmakers and Gov. Scott Walker got rid of the cumulative...
June 30, 2014 - 10:00am
Enbridge Energy Co.'s Line 61 runs from Superior, Wis. to Flanagan, Ill. Photo: Enbridge
Groups and some local governments are still after state officials to take a closer look at the proposed expansion of an oil pipeline that's buried under much of Wisconsin. The Enbridge Corp. 's Line 61 stretches southeast from Superior through the center of Wisconsin, then all the way south through...
June 27, 2014 - 9:30am
Gov. Scott Walker is due to take a test ride on Friday of a new electric motorcycle made by Harley-Davidson. On Thursday night, the company gave a Wisconsin audience its first look at Harley's prototype for the plug-in market.
June 26, 2014 - 2:15pm
Above, rail cars transporting oil from the Bakken fields. Photo: Nomadic Lass (CC-BY-SA).
North Dakota approved what would be the highest-capacity crude oil pipeline from the state’s Bakken oil fields on Wednesday. The Enbridge Energy Sandpiper pipeline would eventually cover 616 miles from Beaver Lodge Station in North Dakota to the Enbridge oil terminal in Superior. Enbridge...