David Michael Miller

Gov. Scott Walker and his Republican colleagues have proposed a special tax on electric and hybrid vehicles. This makes little sense and doesn’t do much to close the $500 million transportation budget funding gap. more

Aug 29, 2017 10:38 AM Citizen Dave 2 Comments

Gnar Hoops & Happy World Clothing combines hula hoops and eco-friendly clothing. Oh yeah, the hula hoops are eco-friendly, too. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis



Humble Crossings wood caskets are eco- and person-friendly. Designer and builder Gene Delcourt wants to make burial simpler and more meaningful. more

Apr 28, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis


David Michael Miller

​About a year ago MGE launched a public process to create a community energy partnership that would guide the utility’s future energy plans. But citizen input has been minimal. more

Feb 11, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion 1 Comments

Madison’s Rainforest Biodiversity Group has created a Costa Rican ecotourism route. It saves habitat, creates jobs and enables North Americans to see rare species. more

Jan 28, 2016 5:00 AM News


Lauren Justice

Starting Jan. 4, all official court documents filed with Dane County Circuit Court will be filed digitally, instead of on paper. more

Dec 11, 2015 12:40 PM News

Wisconsin environmental and health groups are pushing for a green Christmas this year — one that doesn’t include coal. The groups will hold a forum on the effects of burning coal Wednesday evening. more

Dec 8, 2015 9:44 AM News

American Transmission Company is among many grappling with a sea change in the utility industry. One of the company’s executives will speak on a panel about the changes during the 2015 Energy Summit, hosted by the Wisconsin Energy Institute. more

Oct 9, 2015 2:00 PM News

Large factory farms have been criticized as being heavy polluters and cruel to animals. Wisconsin’s DNR is trying to attract more of them. more

Oct 8, 2015 8:00 AM News

Business owners band together under the new Blue Water Business Consortium to support quality rivers, lakes and streams. more

Sep 17, 2015 11:11 AM News


David Michael Miller

MGE is quietly soliciting input from people about its future direction, but how seriously will it take concerns about coal and clean energy? more

Sep 17, 2015 9:00 AM News

​Madison Catholics are buoyed by Pope Francis’ directive on environmental stewardship. more

Aug 6, 2015 9:00 AM News

About 80 acres at the Dorn Creek Wildlife Area have become overrun with black locust and box elder, invasive trees that colonize and reduce animal habitat. Now Dane County, the state and federal governments will turn these trees into biofuel. more

Jul 27, 2015 12:00 AM News


Paul McMahon

​Festival Foods is using whole ash trees culled from Madison’s streets in place of steel to hold up its East Washington Avenue Store. The cutting-edge technique is a collaboration with WholeTrees Architecture and Structures. more

Jun 5, 2015 8:00 AM News


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As writer Jenny Peek reported in this week’s Isthmus, researchers at UW-Madison’s Wisconsin Energy Institute are hard at work on this challenge, attempting to build a better battery. Peek spoke with WORT-FM producer Dylan Brogan about her story. more

May 24, 2015 2:05 AM News


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The key to actually using renewable energies, like wind and solar, is figuring out how to store the power they generate. UW-Madison’s Wisconsin Energy Institute tests some ideas. more

May 20, 2015 5:00 PM News


Rob’s Sugar River Ramble will raise funds for phosphorus reduction in the Upper Sugar River Watershed with a bike ride in the Driftless, followed by a paddle down the river. more

May 15, 2015 3:15 PM News


Candice Wagener

Williams Woodworks handcrafted pieces from reclaimed lumber will let you sit down, enjoy your meal and help the environment, all at once. more

Apr 30, 2015 2:30 PM Emphasis

Allison Geyer talks with Dylan Brogan about her report on outdated technology, and UW Tech-Partners, which tries to fill in the gaps by resurrecting old media to save its content in modern formats. more

Apr 21, 2015 7:30 AM News


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Far from prohibiting conversation about global warming, Wisconsin's Board of Commissioners of Public Lands should have voted to ask staff for a climate change plan. more

Apr 17, 2015 2:06 PM Citizen Dave