A tongue-twisting metal called molybdenum has entered the vocabulary of some people in southeastern Wisconsin. They’ve learned it’s in their well water. The metal exists in the earth’s crust, but when concentrations increase, health concerns mount. WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence met a Raymond couple grappling with the unknowns.
Big rains carry unprotected soils and sediments from agricultural and construction sites into Lake Superior in Chequamegon Bay (near Ashland, Wis.) It's these situations county conservation departments try to avoid.