June 19, 2014 - 2:45pm
Wisconsin researchers are hoping that a weevil can help control the spread of Eurasian watermilfiol, an aquatic plant that has become a problem on many Wisconsin lakes.
June 18, 2014 - 12:00pm
Utility-scale wind turbines outside of Fond du Lac. Photo: DigiDave (CC-BY).
Gov. Scott Walker says he'd use marketplace incentives instead of a mandate to increase use of renewable energy in Wisconsin.
June 13, 2014 - 7:30pm
The restored Capoli Slough islands were constructed to protect existing natural islands with existing pants and wildlife habitat.
State and federal officials are putting the finishing touches on a series of Mississippi River islands this summer that have been restored after getting eroded away.
June 12, 2014 - 1:30pm
The new report finds that air pollution from carbon emissions leads to at least 10,000 premature deaths per year in and around Wisconsin. Photo: Seth Tisue (CC-BY-SA).
A Citizens Climate Lobby-funded report released this week highlights how a carbon tax may possibly prevent premature deaths caused by air pollution.
June 12, 2014 - 1:00pm
The Water Resources Reform and Development Act was signed into law on Tuesday, meaning that lock and dam projects along the Mississippi River could receive more funding.
June 12, 2014 - 11:30am
42,000 turkeys were registered in April and May with the DNR. Photo: Richard Hurd (CC-BY).
Hunters registered around 42,000 killed turkeys in April and May with the Department of Natural Resources, about 4,000 more than last spring -- a total that some find surprising, given the extreme winter.
June 10, 2014 - 6:30pm
Above, a cluster of zebra mussels. Photo: NOAA (CC-BY-NC).
Zequanox, a pesticide that has been used to kill quagga and zebra mussels in confined areas, like water intake pipes, may be tested for use in Keyes Lake in Florence County this summer
June 9, 2014 - 9:00pm
The rate of loon nest abandonment is at its highest in decades. Photo: KSI Photography (CC-BY-NC-ND).
The long winter has led to an explosion in the black fly population in northern Wisconsin, which in turn has led to approximately 70 percent of all loon nests in the region to become abandoned.
June 9, 2014 - 6:15pm
Groups working on reducing nutrient runoff into Green Bay, above, have a good chance of receiving more funding, according to an EPA spokesperson. Photo: Yu (CC-BY-NC-SA).
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says its next round of Great Lakes cleanup grants will take into account how climate change might affect various projects.
June 6, 2014 - 7:45pm
Above, Eagle Harbor in Door County. This weekend's conference will in part address the effects of climate change on the popular tourist destination. Photo: Jim Bauer (CC-BY-ND).
This weekend, a coalition of environmental groups is hosting the first Door County Climate Change Conference, which will focus on climate change in Wisconsin and how carbon emissions are affecting the popular tourist spot in particular.