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July 25, 2017
A look toward Emerald Sky Dairy from the edge of the Enerson's property. Chad and Mary Enerson put plans for a new home on hold after learning of the dairy's plans and subsequent manure spill. John R. Russett / RiverTown Multimedia
Counties face limits to livestock oversight
July 25, 2017 - 5:00pm
July 14, 2017
Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill June 1 that reduces DNR oversight of high-capacity wells, which are used mostly by farmers and industrial businesses. Stock photo
Groundwater concerns floated as Wisconsin well regulations reduced
July 14, 2017 - 8:00am
July 12, 2017
Emily Du Houx (left) and Morgan Rogers docked their hand-built boat, the Michi Zeebee, in Hastings before continuing on their two-month journey to New Orleans. Youssef Rddad / RiverTown Multimedia
The Voyage of the Michi Zeebee
July 12, 2017 - 8:26am
May 2, 2017
Aboveground tanks and a concrete pad were placed over a hidden underground fuel tank at Fitzgerald Excavating and Trucking in Goodhue. Courtesy of MPCA
Hidden fuel tank discovered, $80K penalty follows
May 2, 2017 - 2:15pm
March 28, 2017
Kathleen Vinehout column: Are Wisconsin waters meeting water quality standards?
March 28, 2017 - 8:03am
March 12, 2017
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A helping hand for ducks
March 12, 2017 - 12:00pm
January 28, 2017
With ice axe in hand, town of St. Joseph resident Rhonda Schrader scouts a field of discarded oil barrels during a December 2016 trip to Alaska’s backcountry. (Submitted photo)play button
Barreling into the wild: St. Croix County woman embarks on environmental Alaskan adventure
January 28, 2017 - 8:00am
January 11, 2017
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday said it has granted Endangered Species Act protection to the rusty patched bumble bee, a native species of Minnesota and Wisconsin that has been declining rapidly in recent years. Courtesy of the Xerces Society
Bumblebee species placed on federal endangered list
January 11, 2017 - 12:00pm
May 26, 2016
A honeybee approaches an apple blossom. (Photo from the University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Wild Side: It's hard to be a bee in Wisconsin
May 26, 2016 - 9:04am
May 11, 2016
Faculty no-confidence votes approved at UWM, not at Eau Claire; State delays, restructures debt payments again; 15 more state news stories
May 11, 2016 - 8:32am
April 27, 2016
Sugar maple flowers. (Photo courtesy Bob Klips Ohionese botany web site)
Wild Side: April showers bring out flowers in the forest
April 27, 2016 - 2:44pm
April 13, 2016
Hudson Hospital will offer free computer and cell phone recycling April 22
April 13, 2016 - 1:10pm
April 7, 2016
DNR announces Habitat Handout Day April 23
April 7, 2016 - 12:52pm
March 2, 2016
A project to build islands at the head of Lake Pepin not only would stop sediment but help reverse the filling in of the Mississippi River south of Red Wing. That is because the river there would be dredged to creat the islands, according to the Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance. The local grassroots group’s persuaded the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at least to study the idea. (Republican Eagle photo by Kyle Stevens)
Feds to consider Lake Pepin habitat project
March 2, 2016 - 12:00pm
February 26, 2016
State poll: Dems in virtual tie, Trump leads GOP; Poverty in Wisconsin hits highest level in decades; 12 more state news stories
February 26, 2016 - 7:30am