Environment

Phosphorus is one of the most important components in the ongoing struggle to balance agricultural prosperity with water quality. What scientists call "legacy phosphorus" — or "legacy P," a common abbreviation — exists in a sort of nutrient limbo.More
Over the course of 2016, Wisconsin began construction on more solar energy projects than in any other previous year.More
An effort by the city of Waukesha to source its drinking water from Lake Michigan is well over a decade in the making.More
The city of Waukesha spent more than a decade seeking approval to source its drinking water supplies from Lake Michigan.More
Energy conservation starts at home. With a few modifications to existing landscape design, an average backyard can become an energy conservation tool.More
In an attempt to educate and advocate for state control of the gray wolf population, Wisconsin state legislators Sen. Tom Tiffany, R-Hazelhurst, and Rep. Adam Jarchow, R-Balsam Lake, hosted the Great Lakes Wolf Summit in September 2016.More
Bayfield County is looking for more leeway from the state to protect water quality from potential farm runoff, but state officials say their hands are tied to the letter of the law.More
Wisconsin is among 12 states getting an "F" for not preventing lead in school drinking water.More
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