“For years, Minnesota has struggled to reduce the farm pollution that runs into streams, lakes, the Mississippi River and eventually, the Gulf of Mexico. Crop breeders are working on 16 perennial and winter annual crops to suck up that nutrient pollution before it escapes.
The Mississippi River Restoration and Resilience Initiative was introduced in Congress. It could help fight invasive species, complete restoration projects, improve water quality and protect against flood damage.
Conservatives on the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a conservation group couldn’t challenge an agency’s decision to sell state park land for the construction of a high-end golf course along the shores of Lake Michigan.
Nearly 30 years of data show increasingly wet conditions in the floodplain that runs from Minnesota through Wisconsin and Iowa to Cairo, Illinois.
The state’s agricultural lobby says local efforts to regulate CAFOs are illegal.
A lack of clarity over third-party-owned solar in Wisconsin has stymied cities’ efforts to install photovoltaics on municipal buildings, but one city says it’s come up with a workaround that could be replicated elsewhere.
Amendments to the bill would bar governments from accepting payment at charging stations or selling electricity not purchased from the local utility.
A selection of work from Wisconsin Watch photographers that provides a glimpse into the daily lives of the people who help us tell our stories.
Photographer and videographer Brett Kosmider has dedicated much of his career to documenting life and nature in a place that he calls one of the “great anomalies in the world.”
The state Department of Natural Resources is weighing a fundamental question: Preserve land or let nature take its course?
Wisconsin’s Great Lakes communities expect to spend $245 million in five years to protect shorelines as a climate ‘tug of war’ drives extreme shifts in water levels. Wisconsin Watch reporter Mario Koran explains the impact this has on lakeshore communities in this multimedia slideshow.
Wisconsin sees a surge in barriers to slow lakefront erosion. But such structures are temporary and may harm downstream beaches.