Environment

Environment
5:56 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

Mining 2: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Terry Peters owns a logging business in Mellen

A state lawmaker revealed a much-anticipated iron mining bill Monday. It’s still in draft form.
Senator Neal Kedzie of Elkhorn wants the Select Committee on Mining Jobs, which he heads - along with the public - to comment on both the preliminary document as well as a mining bill the Assembly passed last month.

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Environment
5:35 pm
Fri December 30, 2011

Wielding Words to Conserve Wilderness

Michael Frome in his Port Washington office

We conclude our year-end tradition, Life’s Voices. WUWM shares the stories and perspectives of people making a difference, often without public fanfare. Today, our installment takes a green turn, as we meet a man dedicating his life to preserving open and wild spaces.

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Environment
2:51 pm
Fri December 23, 2011

Goats and Landscape Management

Cherrie Nolden of Prairie du Sac is using goats to better control brush.

WUWM's Environmental Reporter Susan Bence spoke with Cherrie Nolden, who is researching how goats can be better used in managing land. Nolden lives in Prairie du Sac.

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Project Milwaukee
1:47 pm
Wed December 14, 2011

Testing the Resilience of the Environment

We continue our week-long series Project Milwaukee: State of Upheaval.

This first year of the Walker Administration may be remembered as one of Wisconsin’s most tumultuous political eras.

Early on, the governor created environmental waves by putting the brakes on much-anticipated wind turbine siting rules – stifling a fledgling industry.

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Environment
5:27 pm
Wed November 16, 2011

Special Mining Committee Holds First Hearing

Where the Bad River meets Lake Superior - north of proposed iron ore mine.

Weeks have passed since Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald named a seven-member committee to suggest ways of streamlining the state’s mining rules. Momentum for change stems from an untouched stash of iron ore in northern Wisconsin. Proponents of the project say it promises employment in a job-starved region.Critics fear an intricate web of streams and wetlands that feed into Lake Superior would suffer irreparable impact.

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Environment
5:24 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

An Experiment In Healing - A Veterans Story

William Sims

Today, in honor of Veterans Day, we take you to an out-of-the-way story. WUWM discovered a group quietly trying to help homeless veterans find grounding in an urban garden.

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Environment
2:47 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

MillerCoors' Sustainable Brewing

Plant Manager Andrew K. Moschea. Some employee entrances feature historical images of the long-ago Miller Brewery.

WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence visited the MillerCoors plant to find out how deeply “sustainability” runs through the 156-year-old brewery's veins – both in terms of building employee loyalty and in its drive to evolve into a more environmentally-friendly operation.

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Environment
3:34 pm
Thu August 11, 2011

Perennially Producing Forest

WUWM’s environmental reporter Susan Bence takes us to western Wisconsin when she visits Mark Shepard at his 106-acre perennial producing forest in Richland County. This weekend Shepard will travel to Milwaukee to teach the nuances of permaculture in an urban setting.

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Environment
3:31 pm
Thu August 4, 2011

Emerald Ash Borer Proves a Challenging Foe

Gallery created by very hungery ash borer larva

We learn more about a new tool in the fight against the invasive emerald ash borer. Susan Bence is WUWM’s environmental reporter – she spoke with research intern Todd Johnson and Mary Holleback at the Riveredge Nature Center near Newburg, Wisconsin.

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Environment
3:15 pm
Mon July 25, 2011

Restoring the KK River

We meet the organizations that are working tirelessly to restore the KK River.

WUWM’s Susan Bence talks with people working to restore the Kinnickinnic River. Bence is WUWM’s environmental reporter. The organizations working to repair and restore the Kinnickinnic River hope concrete removal will begin by 2013.

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