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Environment
2:50 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Three Bridges Park Opening July 20th

Three Bridges Park will be opening on July 20th.
Credit onmilwaukee.com

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Ken Leinbach and Laura Bray.

This summer brings the opening of a new park, one where families can explore and learn about Wisconsin’s ecology.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Counties Try to Put Restrictions on Proposed Iron Mine

Gogebic Taconite wants to excavate this land in northern Wisconsin, developing a huge iron ore mine
Credit Pete Rasmussen

Iron and Ashland counties are attempting to exert some control over the huge mine planned for northern Wisconsin.

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Environment
12:14 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Expert: Wisconsin Needs Better Flood Water Management

Many towns in Wisconsin are under warnings for flash floods.
Credit Retailmania/Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews storm water management and flooding expert Ken Potter.

Wisconsin has had a June full of flash floods and mudslides. How concerned should we be?

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Environment
12:35 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

Three Hidden Nature Treasures in Milwaukee

Havenwood State Forest bridge
Credit Jeramey Jannene/Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews outdoor activities contributors Stacy Tornio and Ken Keffer.

For an urban city, Milwaukee's got a lot of nature around.

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Environment
12:35 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

What Do Wisconsinites Think of a Second Wolf Hunt?

A gray wolf in Wisconsin
Credit Michele Woodford

WUWM environmental reporter Susan Bence interviews UW Madison researchers Adrian Treves and Lisa Naughton on public attitudes toward the state's wolf policy.

The clock is ticking ever closer to Wisconsin’s “still hotly debated” second wolf harvest.

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Environment
1:49 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Finance Committee Weighs Future of County Conservationists, Buy Local Program

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.
Credit Bob Gross/Hired Lens Photography

WUWM environmental reporter Susan Bence interviews Bridget Holcomb.

Why should the State maintain funding for county conservationists? One analyst explains they help farmers - and Wisconsin's water.

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Environment
12:53 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

In Michael Pollan's Kitchen, Fresh Foods Leave Little Room for Junk

Author Michael Pollan at Boswell Book Company
Credit Susan Bence

WUWM environmental reporter Susan Bence interviews author Michael Pollan.

Michael Pollan is no stranger to the murky world of food production and how we humans fit in the chain.

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Environment
3:06 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

National Forests Face Threats from People, Politics - and Bugs

Umpqua National Forest in Oregon
Credit U.S. Forest Service

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Chris Johnson about his new book on the creation of national forests.

As the weather gets nicer, millions of Americans will take to hiking in national forests, trading in the company of man for the company of trees. But as more people take advantage of forests, the increased foot-traffic may actually pose a threat to these natural resources.

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