Communication this summer between a Wausau resident and city leaders related to testing for PFAS in the city’s drinking water is coming into question following the city’s announcement that all of its municipal wells have been found with levels of the chemical beyond state recommendations.
Pressure is growing at the federal level for government agencies to not purchase products containing PFAS, as well as holding government agencies accountable for their efforts to address the contamination happening around the country.
The Wood County Solar Project has transferred to Alliant Energy and moved into the construction phase on roughly two square miles of land for a 150-megawatt solar utility in the Town of Saratoga. It is the first of 12 solar farm projects Alliant is implementing in the state.
As many people begin to return to more pre-pandemic normalcy, others are having to continue or even increase COVID-19 precautions. That is the case for wildlife rehabilitation centers, like Wild Instincts in Rhinelander.
Tree harvesting began the second week of April in Saratoga, preparing roughly two square miles of land for a 150-megawatt solar utility. The fields of solar panels will convert enough sun energy to power about 40,000 homes. It will also bring hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue into the area.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resourceswill host a public informational meeting to discuss a proposed walleye rehabilitation effort on Katherine and Clear Lakes in Oneida County and Laura and Anvil Lakes in Vilas County.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced the release of a statewide PFAS Action Plan created to address growing public health and environmental concerns regarding PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) in Wisconsin.
From the farm to the river, and then into the lakes. Run-off from farms can cause an issue of algae in Wisconsin waters. That’s why efforts are underway to clean it up. The algae, caused by excess levels of phosphorus, make it difficult for aquatic life to live, and people to swim in.
Property owners along the Bay of Green Bay are scrambling to hire contractors to install flood protection systems to guard their homes and cottages.
And with water levels at record levels and forecasted to continue rising this spring, there's not enough contractors to go around.
That's why one local concrete company is now looking to get involved.
After the US Army Corps of Engineers halts the Dakota Access Pipeline project, Monica Hannan, evening anchor from our sister station KFYR-TV in Bismark, ND explains political motivations behind the project and how outside groups, including Wisconsin protesters and law enforcement influenced the project.