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Dec 14, 2011

Lakes need year-round love

The ice is coming. In fact, the Clean Lakes Alliance — an energetic and diverse group in the Madison area dedicated to improving water quality — is holding a contest to guess when Lake Mendota freezes over.

Oct 14, 2011

Report says runoff declining near Great Lakes 

By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer DETROIT (AP) — A report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers are cutting back significantly on the amount of soil and nutrients […]

Oct 13, 2011

Report: Great Lakes algae problem needs more study

By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer DETROIT (AP) – Scientific evidence is sketchy about the causes of massive, smelly algae blooms showing up in most of the Great Lakes, and […]

Oct 12, 2011

Great Lakes harbor cleanups planned (UPDATE)

By ?JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer DETROIT (AP) — Nine river mouths and harbors contaminated with industrial toxins will be targeted for accelerated cleanups under an Obama administration program to […]

Jun 27, 2011

Governor makes 50 vetoes in state budget 

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Gov. Scott Walker left the state budget largely intact, using his powerful veto pen to issue only 50 changes before […]

Jun 3, 2011

Budget panel delays phosphorus rules

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Legislature’s budget committee won’t make any changes to the state’s rules putting limits on phosphorus in Wisconsin’s waterways. Co-chairs of the Joint Finance Committee said […]

Dec 15, 2010

DNR studies pollution levels in Wisconsin River

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources has launched a study to evaluate phosphorus levels in the Wisconsin River. According to DNR officials, massive phosphorus-fed algae blooms […]

Dec 9, 2010

DNR wants input on Rock River pollution plan

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State environmental officials want to know how they should reduce phosphorus pollution in the Rock River basin. The Department of Natural Resources adopted sweeping rules this […]

Nov 18, 2010

Lawmakers grumble over digester costs

By James Briggs Dane County is about to get its second manure digester, a $12.5 million treatment center that will be built near Middleton and completed in 2011. It will […]

Sep 8, 2010

Wis. lawmakers allow change to phosphorus rules

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin lawmakers have allowed sweeping phosphorus regulations to take effect. The state Natural Resources Board approved the rules in June. The state Legislature had until Tuesday […]

Jul 22, 2010

GOP lawmakers call for runoff rules hearing

By Bill Clements Special to The Daily Reporter Six Republican state representatives are pressing for a hearing on new rules that would further restrict phosphorous runoff at a cost to […]

Jun 23, 2010

Lobbyists face last stand on runoff rules (UPDATE)

By Sean Ryan Builders and manufacturers have only one more chance to convince state policymakers that new runoff and phosphorus rules will cost too much money. The two rules, drafted […]


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