environment

Carroll University

Public art often gets a bad rap – rightly or wrongly.  Typically an artist is chosen, a piece is created, installed, and the only real public part is whatever reaction you have to it once it’s on display.  Artist Kasia Ozga works differently.

She takes the public part of public art quite literally.  Her latest project is a public art installation based on water at Carroll University in Waukesha, being installed with the public’s help and input at the university.

Eco Film Festival at Marquette Focuses on Filmmaking

May 1, 2015
Great Lakes Environmental Film Festival, Facebook

Around a dozen filmmakers will be in Milwaukee over the weekend as Marquette University hosts the first annual Great Lakes Environmental Film Festival. The three-day long event is the last in a growing number of film festivals with environmental themes around the world.

How Can Electricity Make Water Safer to Drink?

Apr 10, 2015
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You were probably warned as a child to never combine water and electricity. The list of things not to do was impressive – don’t walk outside in a lightning storm, don’t plug in a hair dryer over a sink full of water. Essentially we were told some variation of "keep them far, far apart."

Well, Brooke Mayer didn’t get that message. Or if she did, she ignored it.

Susan Bence

Milwaukee County has unhealthy levels of smog, according to the American Lung Association's newly released annual State of the Air report.

WISN Meterologist On Board As Coast Guard Frees Frozen Freighter

Feb 13, 2014
United States Army Corps of Engineers, flickr

The warming temperatures forecast for the Milwaukee area in the days ahead represent a welcome relief for many of us.  But, if they do happen, they'll also bring some challenges for getting around. 

Nerissa Michaels, Illinois River Biological Station

Milwaukeeans had their chance to voice opinions  on a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report on preventing Asian carp from slipping into the Great Lakes; Thursday the Corps heads to Traverse City.

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A former U.S. Energy Department leader says Wisconsin's efforts to implement and grow sustainable energy resources show signs of "stalling" and even "going backward."

A family on Milwaukee's west side is taking urban farming to a new place - inside their apartment.

Bill McKibben

Today marks the one-year anniversary of "Superstorm Sandy," the post-tropical cyclone that killed 117 Americans, destroyed thousands of homes and businesses, and did billions of dollars in damage.

New Arboretum Helps Milwaukeeans Branch Out into Nature

Sep 26, 2013
The Hacker Family, Milwaukee, WI

After planning for several years, the 40-acre Rotary Centennial Arboretum opens along the Milwaukee River north of downtown this weekend.

kategardiner.com

A UWM School of Freshwater Sciences researcher shares his “big picture” view of the state and future of the Great Lakes, particularly Lake Michigan.

Researcher: State Wolf Hunt Is Unsustainable

Aug 21, 2013
Photo by Corel Corporation

A UW researcher is growing increasingly concerned about the plight of the gray wolf on Wisconsin’s landscape.

Three Bridges Park Opening July 20th

Jul 18, 2013
onmilwaukee.com

This summer brings the opening of a new park, one where families can explore and learn about Wisconsin’s ecology.

Pete Rasmussen

Iron and Ashland counties are attempting to exert some control over the huge mine planned for northern Wisconsin.

Expert: Wisconsin Needs Better Flood Water Management

Jun 26, 2013
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Wisconsin has had a June full of flash floods and mudslides. How concerned should we be?

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