In response to the contamination of drinking water in Kewaunee County last year, the Department of Natural Resources created restrictions for the spread of manure in northeast Wisconsin. Yesterday, the Natural Resources Board, which oversees the DNR, voted to allow the agency to go ahead with rules that would put further restrictions on manure spreading. […]
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(WORT) — Midwest Environmental Activists say the authority and effectiveness of the DNR has been eroded over the years to such a degree that the agency is no longer capable of regulating water pollution. Cameron Bren reports.
A provision in the proposed state budget mandates that the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources approve or reject applications that change Dane County’s water quality plan to 90 days.
MADISON (WORT) — A new study by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources found that a deadly fungal disease has rapidly spread in bats across the state. And, while they can’t send up an actual bat signal to announce their distress, scientists are studying them in hopes of coming to the rescue. Molly Stentz has the story.
Stream ecologist Mike Miller will talk to us about “phenology” — or the study of what’s happening now, out there, in the environment.