This evening, people will gather to honor success stories of neighborhoods pulling together at the 14th annual MANDI awards - known formally as the Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation.
Within the past couple years, the Wisconsin DNR has actively encouraged the traditions of hunting and fishing.
That new focus will also be felt at the MacKenzie Environmental Education Center, about 25 miles north of Madison. For generations, instructors there have taught school children about native species and conservation.
The GOP-backed mining bill would alter Wisconsin's permitting process for iron ore mining, to accommodate a huge iron-ore mine just south of Lake Superior.
Pushing aside the heated debate surrounding the issue, WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence reports on how the proposed mine in the far off Penokee Range would operate. While several experts offer a rendering, unknowns remain.
This week, Wisconsin’s divisive mining bill will hit the Assembly floor and its likely path to Gov. Walker’s desk.
Advocates celebrate the boost a mine could bring to a beleaguered economy. Critics maintain the environmental damage would outweigh the benefits.
It seems no matter where and when hearings have taken place, someone has uttered the word litigation or lawsuit. We explore the types of legal challenges Wisconsin will likely face, if workers begin digging to reach iron ore near Lake Superior, and depositing “the leftovers” nearby.
Democratic Senator Bob Jauch described the GOP-backed measure as a lawsuit waiting to happen. “The fact of the matter is that the only jobs this bill is going to create, is the attorneys who will take this bill to court as soon as one navigable stream or one navigable pond is filled,” Jauch says.