Environment

Bird mites would top a list of regularly misunderstood pests.More
The devices that populate connected life, including flat-screen TVs and computer monitors, require dozens of materials and sophisticated chemical processes to make.More
Operating an LCD screen manufacturing plant in Wisconsin would raise a number of environmental question marks.More
Despite their valuable roles in the ecosystem, wasps have a scary reputation among many people for their stinging ability.More
In its proposed incentives package to lure electronics manufacturer Foxconn, the Wisconsin legislature is not only offering unprecedented economic incentives, but also carves out significant exemptions to state-level environmental regulations for the company.More
It's not always easy to anticipate a drastic change in an ecosystem.More
As Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn touts its plans to build an LCD factory in southeastern Wisconsin, one open question is what demand that operation will place on Lake Michigan.More
Martens are North America's most frequently translocated carnivore, with projects in 16 states and six provinces from the 1800s until the present. They were wiped out in most of the Great Lakes region after European colonization and later reestablished in some states.More
Wisconsin is proud of its water, including the stuff that comes out of the tap. Every year, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources releases an annual report about how the state's public water systems are doing.More
There is a limit to any tree's tolerance, and they can exhibit signs of decline in response to consecutive years of stresses.More