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12:00 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Parting Thoughts From a Natural Resources Advocate

Outgoing chair David Clausen at a recent meeting of the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board.
Credit Susan Bence

Environmental Reporter Susan Bence interviews David Clausen.

Unless you’ve “rubbed shoulders with it” – the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board may mean nothing to you.

Yet the roots of the seven-member panel created to serve as a bridge between natural resources policy and the good of the people – date back to 1867.

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Environment
12:00 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Bay View Compost Concept Picks Up Steam

Kompost Kids team - Melissa Tashjian second from right - on compost pile maintenance day.
Credit Susan Bence

Americans create waste. According to the EPA, in 2010 we - cumulatively – generated about 250 million tons of trash. However, we’re also becoming better at keeping garbage out of landfills.

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Regional
11:29 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Why Bean Balls Don't Lead to Jail Time

San Diego Padre Carlos Quentin charges Los Angeles Dodger Zach Greinke in a game.
Credit Denis Poroy, Getty Images

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews Professor Matt Mitten, the director of the National Sports Law Institute at Marquette University.

San Diego Padre Carlos Quentin returns from suspension today. He’s eligible to play against the Milwaukee Brewers tonight.

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Environment
12:00 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Variation on a Theme - Safeguarding the Future of Small Creatures

Barb Agnew advocates for wildlife and plant habitat.
Credit Susan Bence

There is growing international concern about the future of ecosystems – from coral reefs to the arctic circle.


WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence found both local people determined to protect small creatures - one the Monarch butterfly, the other honeybees. Her first stop, was at the Milwaukee County grounds – in Wauwatosa.

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Wolf
12:00 am
Tue April 23, 2013

On the Hunt for Wolf Tracks

Wolf Tracking
Susan Bence

A few days ago, volunteers and DNR staff tallied how many wolves populate the Wisconsin landscape. Their preliminary count is more than 800, living in 216 packs. Today, officials will use that information to begin to craft this year’s harvest quota.

By June the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will set its quota for the upcoming wolf hunt season, which will kick off October 15. It will mark Wisconin's second wolf hunt season after the wolf was removed from federal endangered protection.

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