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Testing the waters: How groups monitor toxic algae in the absence of state testing-
Toxic algae can sicken people and animals. Few states have routine testing programs to check, so some volunteer groups are stepping in to fill that gap.00
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‘I had to speak up’: Two Northwoods friends push Wisconsin DNR to protect lakeshore forests-
A retired forester and a writer say the DNR allows logging perilously close to lakes. State officials disagree.
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‘We’ve got to get gaming out of our blood’: Pandemic shock pushes Wisconsin tribes to diversify economy-
Wisconsin tribes contemplate future beyond gaming after pandemic shows risk of overreliance on casinos.
‘The water always wins’: Calls to protect shorelines as volatile Lake Michigan inflicts heavy toll-
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.
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‘Something has to be done’: Living along Madison’s Starkweather Creek, one of Wisconsin’s most polluted waterways.-
In 2019, Wisconsin’s Starkweather Creek contained higher levels of PFOA and PFOS — two more scrutinized types of PFAS — than any other waters the Department of Natural Resources tested that year. At the creek’s Fair Oaks Avenue crossing, the DNR detected levels of PFOS at 270 parts per trillion and PFOA at 43 ppt.
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Cow manure predicted to cause most sickness from contaminated wells in Wisconsin’s Kewaunee County-
A new study predicts the incidence of gastrointestinal illness in private drinking wells, identifying manure as the main cause of contamination.
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Ancient human remains unearthed at proposed Kohler golf course site in Wisconsin-
The rapidly eroding Lake Michigan shoreline is also raising questions about the future of the controversial project adjacent to Kohler-Andrae State Park.
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Wisconsin Supreme Court weighs state power to protect water from farm pollutants-
The outcome of a nearly decade-long dispute in Kewaunee County could shape regulatory power across state government.