Federal, state, local and tribal partners are roughly halfway to their goal of cleaning up one of the largest polluted hotspots on the Great Lakes. The St. Louis River is one of 43 sites listed under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement as an area of concern.
Researchers with UW-Madison and others analyzed groundwater data collected by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources from 2000 to 2018. They found radium levels were trending upward in wells drawing from a regional aquifer underlying the southern two-thirds of the state.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is directing a Marinette manufacturer of firefighting foam to expand its investigation of drinking water that might be contaminated by so-called forever chemicals known as PFAS.
Cell service on the Red Cliff tribe's reservation has improved significantly after a 300-foot cell tower became fully operational. The tribe is the first in the country to construct a tower as part of a nationwide public safety broadband network for emergency services.
A record amount of cargo containing components used for generating wind power moved through the Twin Ports during the 2019 shipping season. The surge in wind traffic comes as Duluth-Superior handled the lowest amount of coal in more than three decades.