Environment

The plant life of Wisconsin does not lend itself to tidy categorization. The state is a place where multiple regions of North American flora converge, and where climate and human activity continue to reshape the landscape.
Phosphorus is a well-known culprit for water quality problems in Wisconsin, and an excess of this nutrient in soils impedes efforts to clean up lakes. Several groups of people play critical roles in reducing phosphorus pollution and improving lakes – farmers, policymakers and scientists, to name a few – but how does the "average" person fit in?
The samurai wasp could be the nation's best chance at beating back a stink bug that's invading the Great Lakes region.
No one knows yet for sure how much water Foxconn's planned electronics manufacturing plant in Mount Pleasant will need for its daily operations, but just getting it there will be a big job.
When putting a garden to rest for the winter, it's best to include time spent thinking of ways to improve its soil for the following year's crop.
Efforts to have science inform law have played out vividly over the past 20 years of disputes over high-capacity groundwater wells in Wisconsin.
With the summer of 2017 in the record books, many parts of Wisconsin are still feeling the impact of the season's wet weather.
The concept of flood recurrence intervals is a classic example of a communication gap that can form between scientists and the public.
Building the infrastructure to serve Foxconn's proposed factory with water will be a major engineering and construction project in its own right.
Federal officials are launching a two-year study to determine the best ways to convince farmers to help fight water pollution in the Great Lakes region.