For years, Wisconsin farmers and residents in rural subdivisions in places like Kewaunee County have pointed the finger of blame at each other when it comes to contaminated groundwater. Were coliform bacteria and nitrates in local wells coming from cows or septic systems? No one seemed to know for sure, and as a result, no […]
In Southwestern Wisconsin, about half of the residents in Grant, Iowa, and Lafayette Counties get their drinking water from private wells rather than municipal systems, but a recent study is calling the quality of that water into question. The Southwest Wisconsin Groundwater and Geology (SWIGG) study was funded to research the quality of the drinking […]
Plastic is a remarkable substance. It can be formed into any shape, never degrades, is strong, pliable, lightweight and cheap to produce. The same qualities that make plastic so useful, however, also make it an ecological nightmare. Of the 7.1 billion tons of plastic ever produced by human beings, at least 5 billion tons of […]
Dee Hall of the Center for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) joins Brian Standing to talk about the latest dirt on the dirt in the drinking water.
Did WE Energies poison the wells in southeastern Wisconsin? The Center for Investigative Journalism’s Ron Seely reports.
Drugs in the water make fish… happy? Are stress-free fish good news or bad news? Either way, science writer Simon Makin thinks maybe a bit of caution is in order.