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Madison water quality manager Joe Grande said the city finished replacing its lead water pipes in 2012, making it a nationwide model.
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In 1952, the DNR made an intact wetland in Ozaukee County known as the Cedarburg Bog a Wisconsin State Natural Area, only the second piece of land to receive that designation at the time.
University of Wisconsin-Madison political scientist Katherine Cramer wrote "The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker," explained how this resentment represents how one's place-based identities influence their understanding of politics.
Sharon Long
Waterborne pathogens can cycle between the environment and their human and animal hosts, causing illness in people and spreading disease between households. To determine how fecal matter contaminates groundwater, scientists use indicators that specify the source, identifying it as human or animal waste.
Waukesha is in the process of gaining approval to divert Great Lakes water to the county. It would mark the first time an area outside the Great Lakes basin has been approved to use Lake Michigan water.
Kenneth Bradbury
Leaky sewer pipes might be the source of viruses found in drinking water that Wisconsin municipalities draw from bedrock aquifers 800 feet below ground, research hydrogeologist Kenneth Bradbury said in an Aug. 1, 2012, talk at the Wednesday Nite @ the Lab science series on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
A new system in Wisconsin requires hunters register their deer kills via electronic registration, as opposed to registering in person at a station. The 2015 season marks the first time such a requirement has been implemented in the state.
Mousa Aldashash and his family came to Middleton after escaping violence in Syria.
Lutheran Social Services is preparing for the possibility of refugees from Syria resettling in Wisconsin.
Stacy Taeuber started the Immigrant Justice Clinic at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012. The clinic has served over 100 individuals from at least 20 nations in deportation proceedings since its inception.