November 11, 2014 - 1:55pm
A frac sand mining site in western Wisconsin. Photo: Carol Mitchell (CC-BY-NC-ND).
Researchers at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire say they’ve found levels of super-fine dust coming from frac sand processing plants that exceed national standards.
November 11, 2014 - 10:05am
Judith Siers-Poisson and Ray Kaquatosh. Photo: Jennifer Carlson of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum.
Editor's Note: On Nov. 1, "The Larry Meiller Show" producer and WPR fill-in host Judith Siers-Poisson interviewed Ray Kaquatosh at the Wisconsin Veterans’ Museum in Madison. Kaquatosh related stories from his recently released book, “ Little Hawk and the Lone Wolf: A Memoir ,” as well as other...
November 10, 2014 - 2:00am
The three-bedroom Passive House will serve as an instructional facility and will eventually be sold. Photo: Maureen McCollum/WPR News.
An ultra-energy efficient home called a Passive House was recently built in La Crosse. It will serve as an instructional facility for the foreseeable future as students and professionals learn what it takes to build and sell these type of homes.
November 7, 2014 - 4:30pm
Wisconsin Public Service Corporation's J.P. Pulliam Power Station in Green Bay. Photo: Ken Lund (CC-BY-SA).
The Public Service Commission has voted 2 to 1 to allow Wisconsin Public Service Corp., a northeastern Wisconsin ultility, to raise fixed charges on its customers electricity bills — a change that critics have said will discourage energy conservation and harm customers who have invested in solar panels.
November 7, 2014 - 10:30am
The former Iron County Courthouse, one of the area's historic landmarks. Photo: Bobak Ha'Eri (CC-BY-SA).
Wisconsin may have a law regulating iron mining in the state, but a proposed iron mine would not be able to move forward in Iron County under current zoning there, which does not allow for metallic mining.
November 6, 2014 - 3:30pm
The decommissioned power plant on the Rock River that will be repurposed as a recreation center by Beloit College. Photo: Mark's Postcards from Beloit (CC-BY-NC-ND).
Beloit College is converting a 100-year-old power plant into a “green” recreation center, reflecting a trend across the state of colleges repurposing old buildings to be environmentally friendly.
October 30, 2014 - 7:30pm
A public hearing was held on Thursday regarding Alliant Energy’s request to be able to reduce how much it pays customers who sell excess solar energy back to the utility.
October 30, 2014 - 4:15pm
Four wolf hunting zones are now closed in Wisconsin. Photo: Jethro Taylor (CC-BY-SA).
The Department of Natural Resources said that hunters and trappers have killed 116 grey wolves during this year’s hunting season.
October 29, 2014 - 10:25pm
Gov. Scott Walker said that he’s pleased that fewer citations have been given to hunters by the Department of Natural Resources, and that he hopes the trend continues.
October 29, 2014 - 9:55pm
Tiedemann's Pond in Middleton. Photo: Joshua Mayer (CC-BY-SA).
The ballot for the Nov. 4 election in one Dane County community contains a referendum on water quality.