Curiosity rover finds evidence of Mars' ancient salty lakes

Since it landed on Mars in 2012 NASA's Curiosity rover has been exploring Gale Crater, a vast, dry ancient lake bed with a mountain at its center. Now, Curiosity has found sediments containing sulfate salt in the crater, which suggest it once held salty lakes.

Skier Mikaela Shiffrin clinches historic win

She made her name as a slalom specialist but Mikaela Shiffrin won an historic super-G at Lake Louise Sunday to become the first skier to win races in all six World Cup disciplines.

Local agencies prepare lakes for winter

Dane County Land and Water Resources is preparing to transition local waterways into their winter season, lowering water levels and removing navigational buoys, among other things, according to a release. 

Writer calls for long-term thinking about water quality

The director of the University of Wisconsin–Madison's Center for Limnology is part of a research team that is trying to get a handle on the barriers and bridges to fixing the phosphorus problem and other freshwater challenges in the Madison area.

County to contribute $600K to cleaning up waterways

3 communities will work to reduce pollution in lakes, river, conservancy

More than $600,000 in county funds will help pay for water pollution-reduction projects across local communities in Dane County, according to a release.

$10M targeted to clean county lakes, streams

Funding will go to strategies focused on cleaning Yahara chain of lakes

Dane County's 2015 budget will represent a big financial commitment to clean lakes and streams in the area. It is also a budget that reflects a growing cooperative effort among government leaders, environmental groups and farmers to solve the problem.

Law enforcement step up patrols on the water

Operation Dry Waters aims to crack down on waterway OWIs

It's a big weekend for summertime fun. The Fourth of July is right around the corner and this weekend is sure to bring a crowd to the waters.