Environment

Susan Bence

WUWM environmental reporter Susan Bence brings us the story of attempts to quantify how the fish population is doing on the Milwaukee River in Ozaukee County.

Advocates hope to create more of a buzz around creating safe routes so kids can make a habit of walking or biking to school.

Stop in at a town or county meeting in western Wisconsin, and frac sand mining is likely to top the agenda - namely, balancing the demands of a mining operation with concerns of residents.

We continue our exploration of frac sand mining that is sweeping western Wisconsin landscapes.

Towns and counties in western Wisconsin are scrambling to keep up with the demand for its silica sand. Some residents celebrate the jobs and commerce the mines bring; others worry about their environment and rural quality of life.

P McConnell

One remaining point of contention in Wisconsin's wolf hunt is the law's allowance for dogs to be used to trail or track wolves. The Natural Resources Board on Wednesday denied the DNR permission to draft emergency rules so dogs could be used this first year.

Gold rush mentality seems to reign as entrepreneurs race to mine silica sand - an essential element of  fracking.

Frac sand mines are multiplying across western Wisconsin's agricultural landscape at a dizzying pace.  WUWM digs into the polarizing development.

Last year in Milwaukee, more than 7,000 people showed up for a new one-day music festival at Veterans Park in the midst of heavy rain and wind.  Organizers would like to think people were drawn to its mission - to create as little waste as possible during a concert.

Susan Bence

Leading scientists gather in Milwaukee to study the impact of climate on life cycles.

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