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Climate Corps
Sep 21, 2023

Biden uses executive power to create a New Deal-style American Climate Corps

After being thwarted by Congress, President Joe Biden will use his executive authority to create a New Deal-style American Climate Corps that will serve as a major green jobs training program.

Low Mississippi River
Sep 19, 2023

Low Mississippi River limits barge traffic

A long stretch of hot, dry weather has left the Mississippi River so low that barge companies are reducing their loads just as Midwest farmers are preparing to harvest crops and send tons of corn and soybeans downriver to the Gulf of Mexico.

Sep 18, 2023

Biden administration restores power of states and tribes to review projects to protect waterways

States and Native American tribes will have greater authority to block energy projects such as natural gas pipelines that could pollute rivers and streams under a final rule issued Thursday by the Biden administration.

Sep 14, 2023

Milwaukee suburb delaying start of Lake Michigan water withdrawals to early October

Officials in a Milwaukee suburb have pushed plans to withdraw water from Lake Michigan back to early October, saying they need more time to clean out reservoirs and address problems with their pumps.

Mississippi River water
Sep 13, 2023

Dry states taking Mississippi River water isn’t a new idea. But some mayors want to kill it

Community leaders along the Mississippi River worried that dry southwestern states will someday try to take the river's water may soon take their first step toward blocking such a diversion.

Sep 12, 2023

Tribes urge federal officials to deny loan request for Superior natural gas plant

Indigenous tribes in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin have asked federal officials to deny a utility's request for a loan to help build a natural gas-fired power plant on the shores of Lake Superior, calling the project unthinkable in the face of climate change.

Sep 11, 2023

US sets record for expensive weather disasters in a year — with four months yet to go

The deadly firestorm in Hawaii and Hurricane Idalia's watery storm surge helped push the United States to a record for the number of weather disasters that cost $1 billion or more.

EPA lead dust
Sep 1, 2023

EPA proposes tougher rules on lead dust

If finalized, the rule would require more thorough abatement and cleaning at lead-tainted homes and child care facilities.

Aug 23, 2023

Milwaukee to receive $5M in federal funds to combat household lead hazards

The funding comes through HUD’s $140 million award through its lead hazard reduction program.

Aug 16, 2023

President Joe Biden touts Inflation Reduction Act, highlights clean energy investment, employment during Milwaukee visit

The Inflation Reduction Act included over $300 billion worth of clean energy tax credits and manufacturing incentives in Wisconsin.

Aug 15, 2023

Judge dismisses lawsuit seeking to remove roadblocks set up by Wisconsin tribe

A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit seeking to block a northern Wisconsin tribe from barricading roads on its reservation, saying the nontribal land owners who brought the action didn't have a case under federal law.

Aug 15, 2023

Senate committee votes down proposal to adopt new state building code

The proposal to update Wisconsin's building code to the 2021 International Code Council was rejected by a state senate committee.


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