environment

Madison ranked greenest city in nation

Website measured air quality, alternative modes of travel, natural features

With Earth Day just around the corner, a website has ranked Madison the greenest city in the nation.

Center awards $2.9M Great Lakes grants

U. of Michigan Water Center awards nearly $2.9M to support Great Lakes restoration, protection

The University of Michigan Water Center has awarded eight research grants totaling nearly $2.9 million to support Great Lakes restoration and protection efforts.

Commission plans study of Great Lakes oil shipment

1-year study of environmental, economic implications planned

Representatives of U.S. states and Canadian provinces surrounding the Great Lakes are calling for a closer look at plans to step up transportation of crude oil in the region.

Commission plans study of Great Lakes oil shipment

1-year study of environmental, economic implications planned

Representatives of U.S. states and Canadian provinces surrounding the Great Lakes are calling for a closer look at plans to step up transportation of crude oil in the region.

Commission plans study of Great Lakes oil shipment

1-year study of environmental, economic implications planned

Representatives of U.S. states and Canadian provinces surrounding the Great Lakes are calling for a closer look at plans to step up transportation of crude oil in the region.

Commission plans study of Great Lakes oil shipment

1-year study of environmental, economic implications planned

Representatives of U.S. states and Canadian provinces surrounding the Great Lakes are calling for a closer look at plans to step up transportation of crude oil in the region.

Balloon litter pose problems for marine wildlife

DNR: Remnants of balloon launches can be harmful for birds, other species

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wardens are warning of the harmful effects that balloon releases have on marine wildlife.

Balloon litter pose problems for marine wildlife

DNR: Remnants of balloon launches can be harmful for birds, other species

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wardens are warning of the harmful effects that balloon releases have on marine wildlife.

Balloon litter pose problems for marine wildlife

DNR: Remnants of balloon launches can be harmful for birds, other species

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wardens are warning of the harmful effects that balloon releases have on marine wildlife.

Proposal uses environment funds for sand mining inspections

Budget committee to review sand mining plan

Wisconsin's budget-writing committee is scheduled to review provisions in Gov. Scott Walker's spending plan that would pull money from the state's environmental management fund to cover sand mining inspections.

Gogebic Taconite applies for mining permit

Decision on application due in 10 days

A mining company has applied for an exploratory license to begin the process of opening an iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin near Lake Superior.

Tribe critical of mine has own pollution issues

Chairman: Problems are result of human error, poor reporting

Federal records show a Lake Superior Chippewa band critical about the possible environmental impact of a proposed iron ore mine in northwestern Wisconsin has its own pollution issues.

Tests show plants, water affected by Rhythm & Booms

Ald. Weier suggests moving fireworks display

A test of plants near where Madison's annual Independence Day fireworks are fired shows elevated concentrations of undesirable elements, according to city officials.

Mine bill would slash money for environment

Report examines changes to rock disposal fees

New projections show a divisive mining bill would short the state tens of millions of dollars that would be used for recycling and environmental protection.