Photo by 12019 / 10260 images on Pixabay. The Midwest Environmental Justice Organization says they’ve found PFAS contamination in sediment near Starkweather Creek in northeast Madison. The organization said they believe more testing is necessary. PFAS is a class of human-made chemicals used in many household objects like non-stick cookware, food wrappers, and […]
This past Monday, numerous media outlets, including WORT, reported that the Lafayette County Land Conservation Committee would not vote on a resolution that sought to prosecute journalists and discipline county officials for how they handle information relating to a water quality study in southwest Wisconsin. However, that resolution remained on the agenda and was taken […]
“Your air. Your land. Your water. Your vote.” On today’s show, Patty Peltekos is joined in the studio by Jennifer Giegerich, Government Affairs Director of the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters. They discuss environmental issues that are of importance to voters in the upcoming election, including air and water quality, clean energy, public lands and […]
Tuesday host Carousel Bayrd speaks with current Representative and gubernatorial candidate Dana Wachs. In his interview, Wachs emphasized the importance of environmental issues to the state of Wisconsin, including hunting rights, CAFOs, water quality, high capacity wells and Foxconn. Other topics discussed include the consequences of Act 10 and educational policy.
The Laurentian Great Lakes are home not only to the earth’s largest area of freshwater, and a diverse and complex ecosystem, but also to North America’s largest agglomeration of urban population. Small wonder, then that the lakes face a bewildering array of challenges: from phosphorus pollution, to invasive species, to habitat loss, to volatile water […]
In 1947, ecologist Aldo Leopold wrote, ““Yet there remains the river, in a few spots hardly changed since Paul Bunyan’s day; at early dawn…one can still hear it singing in the wilderness…Perhaps our grandsons, having never seen a river, will never miss the chance to set a canoe in singing waters.” Thanks to the Lower […]