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Environment
11:23 am
Thu February 13, 2014

WISN Meterologist On Board As Coast Guard Frees Frozen Freighter

Pictured here with her fleet mate Biscayne Bay (right), the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw backs into the lower Poe Lock approach leaving a trail of broken ice at the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. March 13, 2013.
Credit United States Army Corps of Engineers, flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with meteorologist Chris Gloninger.

The warming temperatures forecast for the Milwaukee area in the days ahead represent a welcome relief for many of us.  But, if they do happen, they'll also bring some challenges for getting around. 

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Environment
4:07 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Army Corps: Keeping Great Lakes Free of Asian Carp Could Cost Up to $18 Billion

Asian carp "flying" on the Illinois River overwhelm a boat of onlookers. (Courtesy of University of Wisconsin Sea Grant/Water Resources)
Credit Nerissa Michaels, Illinois River Biological Station

WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence interviews Joel Brammeier, the President & CEO of the Alliance for the Great Lakes.

Milwaukeeans had their chance to voice opinions  on a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report on preventing Asian carp from slipping into the Great Lakes; Thursday the Corps heads to Traverse City.

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Environment
4:10 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

National Expert: Wisconsin Risks Falling Behind in Renewable Energy Technology

Madison Central Library has 19.2 kW solar panels, installed last September by H&H Solar Energy Services.
Credit H&H Solar Energy Services Facebook

WUWM environmental reporter Susan Bence interviews renewable energy experts Karl Rábago and Dan Arvizu.

A former U.S. Energy Department leader says Wisconsin's efforts to implement and grow sustainable energy resources show signs of "stalling" and even "going backward."

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Environment
6:00 am
Thu November 28, 2013

Couple Turns Milwaukee Apartment into 'Microfarm'

Lake Effect's Susan Bence interviews Tony and Hillery Farrell about their microfarm.

A family on Milwaukee's west side is taking urban farming to a new place - inside their apartment.

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Environment
5:18 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Environmentalist Bill McKibben: I Don't Spend Time on Climate Change Skeptics

Bill McKibben takes a look back at his journey to becoming a leading climate change activist in his new memoir.
Credit Bill McKibben

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews environmentalist and author Bill McKibben.

Today marks the one-year anniversary of "Superstorm Sandy," the post-tropical cyclone that killed 117 Americans, destroyed thousands of homes and businesses, and did billions of dollars in damage.

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