A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service assessment crew will be working Aug. 16-26 in Douglas County, Wisconsin to estimate the abundance of sea lampreys in the Amnicon, Poplar, Brule and Middle rivers. Read the full story by The Superior Telegram. Read the full story Tags: Daily News, Wisconsin
The newest freighter to ply the Great Lakes began her maiden voyage yesterday; a trip from Wisconsin to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to load stone that will be used to make ready-mix for making concrete. Read the full story by MLive. Read the full story Tags: Wisconsin, Daily News
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources recommended that all water systems in the state be tested for PFAS chemicals. The DNR is providing free, voluntary sampling projects for municipal water systems across the state. Read the full story by WKBY-TV – La Crosse, WI. Read the full story Tags: Daily News, Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is the lead state agency for Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline, permitting the $450 million project and in December, released a draft environmental review of the company’s plan. Now, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the state’s review failed to fully analyze the ways in which the project could harm…
By Kari Lydersen, Energy News Network
A group of Wisconsin high school students recently received first-hand experience helping to reduce a home’s carbon footprint as part of a project for their AP Environmental Science course.
Editor’s note: The following story has been updated to clarify the home’s scoring on the U.S.
By TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s conservative-controlled Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a conservative member of the Department of Natural Resources policy board may remain on the panel indefinitely in a far-reaching decision that leaves Democratic Gov. Tony Evers all but powerless to seat any of his appointees who need legislative approval.
Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Great Lakes Commission (GLC) today released a report on the second phase of its work to stop internet sales of aquatic invasive species (AIS) in the Great Lakes region. The GLC initiative, known as the Great Lakes Detector of Invasive Aquatics in Trade (GLDIATR), demonstrated that “web crawling” applications can…
Gov. Tony Evers appeared in Algoma Thursday, announcing four grants from the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program (WCMP) that will impact Kewaunee County, WI. Read the full story by WLUK-TV – Algoma, WI. Read the full story Tags: Wisconsin, Daily News
By Harm Venhuizen, Associated Press/Report for America
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Conservatives on the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled June 30 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.
Opponents said the ruling will make it much harder for the public to challenge decisions of state agencies.
In our newest TikTok, Echo reporter Caroline Miller discusses a recent study that documents the first sighting of an invasive species, European frogbit, in Wisconsin and says that it could threaten native plants, fish and invertebrates.
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- A decade after ‘EVTown,’ Rivian is making an Illinois city’s electric vehicle vision a reality – Energy News Network
Officials in Normal, Illinois, see Rivian’s growth and corporate culture as a key part of the city’s long-term sustainability plan.
This Fourth of July holiday weekend, Wisconsin DNR staff and volunteers with Clean Boats, Clean Waters will be at boat launches statewide for their 2022 Landing Blitz, reminding the public of ways boaters can help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species, which pose great risks to the health of our lakes and fisheries. Read…
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