While experts say the Little Plover is the poster child for the problems of overpumping, some of them hope it also could be the source of solutions.
Despite harsh criticism from two northern legislators and an outcry from anti-mining activists, a spokesman for Gogebic Taconite said Tuesday that armed, paramilitary-style guards will continue to patrol the site deep in the Penokee Range where the company wants to build a large open pit iron mine.
With budgets tight, Wisconsin state parks are increasingly relying on donated time and money from volunteer groups known as Friends of the Wisconsin State Parks.
A small number of popular Wisconsin state parks are subsidizing dozens of money-losing properties across the parks and recreation system.
This summer, Wisconsin’s state park campgrounds will complete the largest expansion of electric sites in decades — a response to growing demands from campers and to economic pressures.
An overview of the Wisconsin state parks program history, budget, properties, and user fees.
With taxpayer funding for Wisconsin’s state parks slowly shrinking, parks are increasingly reliant on revenue from visitors, and donated money and time from volunteer groups.
For the public officials who safeguard Milwaukee’s water, Cryptosporidium changed everything.
Researchers exposed minnows to a blend of linuron, an herbicide used to control grasses and weeds, and DEHP, a plasticizer used to make medical products.
Minnesota researchers have found endocrine disruptors in nearly every lake they’ve tested.
Environmental experts said the discoveries in lakes, rivers and streams increase the pressure on Wisconsin to figure out what’s in its water. A key Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources official said that the state’s waters were likely also contaminated, but that the state had no money for such monitoring.
Advice from experts on how to limit your exposure and your impact on the environment.