Environment

The former editor of the state Department of Natural Resources magazine says she's disappointed that Gov. Scott Walker called for scrapping the 98-year-old publication in his recent budget proposal.More
A Florida State University professor looked to Wisconsin to investigate how climate change might make people more vulnerable to groundwater-borne pathogens in the decades ahead.More
Phosphorus has always been a big part of just about any water-quality discussion, including those about its levels in the Great Lakes. It also intersects with another big ecological problem in the lakes: invasive species.More
The city of Waukesha takes pride in its wastewater treatment plant.More
New research out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison suggests an overpopulation of deer is having a long-term impact on the state's forests.More
The national headlines on global warming typically focus on the recent stretch of record high temperatures, the retreat of glaciers and rising sea levels. For the average Wisconsinite, those effects may feel distant, even abstract.More
A few of snowy owls generally make it to Wisconsin every winter, but some years many more of these white birds with large yellow eyes than normal visit – creating what's called an irruptionMore
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a Wisconsin program that backers say will give the state more flexibility in meeting standards aimed at reducing algae growth in waterways.More
Wisconsin's largest city has banned the sale and use of coal-tar sealants with high levels of a potentially cancer-causing chemical compound.More
A new study suggests the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has been underestimating the number of wolves killed illegally for years.More