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Environment
11:42 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Report: Milwaukee County Receives An 'F' For Ozone Pollution

The coal burning power plant in the Menomonee Valley.
Credit Susan Bence

Milwaukee County has unhealthy levels of smog, according to the American Lung Association's newly released annual State of the Air report.

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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

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

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

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'

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

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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Environment
2:41 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

New Arboretum Helps Milwaukeeans Branch Out into Nature

Rotary Centennial Arboretum
The Hacker Family, Milwaukee, WI

After planning for several years, the 40-acre Rotary Centennial Arboretum opens along the Milwaukee River north of downtown this weekend.

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Environment
1:01 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Scientist: Asian Carp Not a Threat to Lake Michigan

Credit kategardiner.com

A UWM School of Freshwater Sciences researcher shares his “big picture” view of the state and future of the Great Lakes, particularly Lake Michigan.

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Environment
11:23 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Researcher: State Wolf Hunt Is Unsustainable

A UW researcher says Wisconsin's wolf hunts at their current levels are not sustainable.
Credit Photo by Corel Corporation

A UW researcher is growing increasingly concerned about the plight of the gray wolf on Wisconsin’s landscape.

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Environment
11:52 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Why Do We Use Drinking Water to Flush Our Toilets?

A wastewater pipe
Credit eutrophication&hypoxia/Flickr

The Johnson Foundation is taking a detailed look at how we can transform the nation's water infrastructure.

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