Environment http://wuwm.com en Federal Plan To Save Prairie Chickens Ruffles State Feathers http://wuwm.com/post/federal-plan-save-prairie-chickens-ruffles-state-feathers It's prairie chicken mating season!<p>Still, it's tough being a lesser prairie chicken these days. This type of grouse once spanned an enormous area, though now they survive mainly in pockets of Oklahoma and Kansas. Their numbers are plummeting; in 2012, the population dropped by half.<p>But after they were recently listed as a threatened species by the U.S. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:08:00 +0000 Frank Morris 28816 at http://wuwm.com Federal Plan To Save Prairie Chickens Ruffles State Feathers Packers' Old Turf Helps Revitalize South Side Milwaukee Neighborhood http://wuwm.com/post/packers-old-turf-helps-revitalize-south-side-milwaukee-neighborhood <p></p><p>The Journey House Packer Football Stadium in Mitchell Park has been recognized by <a href="http://www.lisc.org/milwaukee/mandi/2014_mandi/index.php" target="_blank">Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation</a> for building community. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Susan Bence 28337 at http://wuwm.com Packers' Old Turf Helps Revitalize South Side Milwaukee Neighborhood States, Lawmakers Want Feds To Use New Math For FEMA Calculations http://wuwm.com/post/states-lawmakers-want-feds-use-new-math-fema-calculations It's no question the weather's been brutal for some communities, including Washington, Ill., a town of 15,000 in the central part of the state. When a tornado <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/11/17/245817868/tornadoes-in-illinois-cause-severe-damage" target="_blank">ripped through the area</a> last November three people died and more than a thousand homes were damaged.<p>Displaced residents recently filled the pews at a local church for a town meeting. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 07:49:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 28746 at http://wuwm.com States, Lawmakers Want Feds To Use New Math For FEMA Calculations NASA Image Shows Volcanic Island Has Annexed Its Neighbor http://wuwm.com/post/nasa-image-shows-volcanic-island-has-annexed-its-neighbor There's some new, pristine real estate on the remote Japanese island of Nishino-shima.<p>Volcanic activity has merged the tiny island with a new neighbor that started to form late last year, creating a single landmass, NASA satellite imagery shows. The island is now a bit more than a half-mile across.<p><a href="http://www.earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=83447&eocn=home&eoci=iotd_previous">According to NASA:</a><p><blockquote><p>"In November 2013, a seafloor volcano in the western Pacific Ocean spewed enough material to rise above the water line. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:29:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 28692 at http://wuwm.com NASA Image Shows Volcanic Island Has Annexed Its Neighbor Washington Mudslide Creates Environmental Hazards http://wuwm.com/post/washington-mudslide-creates-environmental-hazards Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>A landslide last month northeast of Seattle destroyed dozens of homes and killed at least 33 people. Now the small rural community of Oso on the edge of the Cascade Mountains is moving from search and rescue into clean-up mode. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 09:14:00 +0000 editor 28660 at http://wuwm.com