Wisconsin environmental regulators say they're still moving forward on work to address so-called forever chemicals, known as PFAS, during the coronavirus pandemic, though some activities are being postponed.
Wisconsin is home to nearly 70 state parks and more than 40 state trails — not to mention many county parks, forests and natural areas. Wherever you live in the state, you’re not far from a quiet place to take in nature.
The state Department of Health Services announced on March 29 that there are 1,221 positive cases of COVID-19 statewide, as well as 15,856 negative tests. As of March 30, 19 people had died statewide due to COVID-19.
Water levels on Wisconsin's rivers and lakes are starting to rise due to snow melt. But officials from the state Department of Natural Resources warn groundwater levels in the state are already at or near record highs.
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.