Environment

Environment
2:24 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Study Examines Dangers of Chemical Compounds in Great Lakes

UWM postdoctoral researcher Matt Dellinger is studying how certain compounds end up in the Great Lakes - and what impact they could have on ecological and human health.

A new study explores the effects of emerging contaminants on the Great Lakes.

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Wolves
2:39 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

Wolves and Humans: A Deteriorating Relationship?

The state's first wolf hunt is underway.
Credit P McConnell

With the state's first wolf hunt underway, a Wisconsin researcher looks into the animals' relationship with people.

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Environment
12:29 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Demystifying a Farming Philosophy - Biodynamics

Annual harvest of dandelions on Zinniker farm

Not all, that many years ago, organic farming might have elicited the rolling of eyes. Today, the practice of growing products without chemicals seems common. However, a related approach remains relatively unknown.

Called biodynamics, it involves the use of harvested plants and remains of dead animals. Advocates kicked off a five-day North American conference in Madison on Wednesday.

WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence set out to learn more about the farming practice that dates back to the turn of the last century.

She begins at a dandelion harvesting event outside of Elkhorn.

You many find a few descriptions “unsavory.”

Petra Duffner knew nothing about biodynamics – until 1991.

That was the year she took a break from college in her native Germany and landed on this farm in southeastern Wisconsin.



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Environment
2:52 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Partnerships Eyed for Massive Water Infrastructure Improvements

Public-private partnerships are seen as one way to fund renovation of the nation's aging water infrastructure and avert water main breaks like this.
Credit US EPA

Water industry and government leaders will be in Chicago this week to discuss innovative ways to upgrade the nation's waterworks.

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Environment
3:21 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Envisioning Milwaukee's Inner Harbor

Jim Wasley has ambitious plans for the plaza around UWM's School of Freshwater Sciences.
Credit Susan Bence

We meet UWM Architecture chair Jim Wasley, and learn about his vision for the area around the School of Freshwater Sciences.

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Environment
3:05 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Home Gr/Own Could Bring Urban Ag Innovation Dollars to Milwaukee

Gretchen Mead spearheaded Victory Garden Initiative and came up with winning concept that's being considered for a national innovation prize.
Credit Troye Fox

Local Victory Garden initiative hatches idea that captured attention of national innovation competition.

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Environment
4:31 pm
Sat November 3, 2012

How Green Jobs Fit In the Skills and Employment Gap

Does the so-called skills gap apply to "green jobs?"

WUWM's Environmental reporter helps us understand how green jobs might affect the employment picture in Milwaukee.

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Project Milwaukee
11:27 am
Sat November 3, 2012

How Green Jobs Fit In the Skills and Employment Gap

Site of one of the homes deconstructed along the Kinnickinnic as area is prepared for river restoration. Milwaukee Builds trainees helped make that deconstruction happen.

The skills and employment gap is a complex problem. WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence set out on an equally complex path to discover how “green” jobs figure into the equation and how they might figure into the city’s future.

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Project Milwaukee
10:56 am
Thu November 1, 2012

How Does Green Fit in the Skills Gap Puzzle

Ingeteam's state of the art plant hungry for skilled lean manufacturing workers.

All week, WUWM has been digging into the complexities of the skills gap.

Our journalists have gathered the perspectives employers hungry to hire AND of workers eager to land good paying jobs.

Environmental Reporter Susan Bence sets out to learn if “skills gap” applies to local green industry.

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Environment
4:59 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Hurricane Makes Wave of Yet Unknown Scale and Impact

Waiting for what the day may bring.

Assistance streams to the east coast as Hurricane Sandy bears down; local officials worry its effects will be felt along Lake Michigan's shoreline.

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