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North Point Lighthouse Friends spent years raising money to transform the 1888 station in Milwaukee's Lake Park from a decaying structure to gleaming public space.

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A Marquette assistant professor has been making waves with his research into antibacterial chemicals commonly found in soap.

Over the last few months, two studies led by researcher Patrick McNamara were published.  

Study: TCC Influences Antibiotic Resistance, Regardless of Concentration 

Severe weather has been pummeling southern Wisconsin this week.

A cloud seems to be following a company that treats industrial wastewater. Advanced Waste Services wants to relocate from Milwaukee to Menomonee Falls, but is facing opposition.

This week Milwaukee’s Public Policy Forum is playing  host to government researchers from across the country. Water resource management was one of the topics they tackled.

The Milwaukee Metro Sewerage District may have to make costly repairs to its Deep Tunnel in downtown Milwaukee, because of a Wisconsin Supreme Court decision on Thursday.

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This Earth Week, Environmental Reporter Susan Bence has been relaying the voices and stories of people who steward our habitat in their own, unique way.

Environmental Forecast

Jul 20, 2012

Past generations poured sewage, trash and industrial chemicals into the Milwaukee River.

Most of the direct dumping has ended, but as WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence reports, run-off from the land continues to choke the river, as do occasional sewer overflows.