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David Michael Miller

The public information officer for Madison Water Utility seeks to set the record straight on her agency’s response to the threat of PFAS. Read more

Opinion 5 Comments

While the planet heats up, glass artist Richard Jones decides to cool down Studio Paran to focus on less carbon-intensive work. Read more

A & E

The science is crystal clear: PFAS are a threat to human health. But are city officials listening as they deal with contamination in Madison’s water supply? Read more

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DATCP

Climate change is creating new problems for Dane County dairy farmers, shitty problems. Read more

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David Michael MIller

Just as there have been efforts to protect the night sky from artificial lighting, it is time to also focus on preserving quiet. Read more

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In an uncertain world it’s nice to know exactly where you’ll be just before sunrise on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Read more

Citizen Dave 1 Comments

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Dylan Brogan

Madison Police to climate activists: Thanks for trying to save the world — now pay us $4,631.66. Read more

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“The Pollinators” is a new film that documents the work of commercial beekeepers, showing the devastating impact of modern agricultural practices on our insect collaborators. Read more

Movies

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David Michael Miller

Isthmus reporter Dylan Brogan traveled to Burlington, VT to see how people are faring since the arrival of F-35 fighter jets at their Air National Guard base. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Public Service Commission chair Rebecca Valcq and commissioner Mike Huebsch rejected a motion that they recuse themselves from a decision on the Cardinal-Hickory Creek Line. Read more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

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Amy Stocklein

To help reduce plastic pollution, Troy Kids’ Garden created a machine that can recycle plastic. Read more

Snapshot

The opponents of stationing F-35s at Truax have the stronger arguments. Read more

Citizen Dave 5 Comments

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Dylan Brogan

Thousands of people in Madison joined the world-wide strike demanding action on climate change. The strike was led by youth, “the last generation that can really do something about this.” Read more

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Carolyn Fath Ashby

It might seem like a miracle today, but 30 years ago Democrats and Republicans came together to protect the Lower Wisconsin Riverway. Will politics ever again work so well? Read more

Isthmus Cover Stories 5 Comments

The threat of a solar storm is out there, but we don’t talk much about it. Solar physicists though say the potential for harm is enormous. Read more

Opinion 3 Comments

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Arlene Koziol

The monarch butterfly population has plunged to alarming levels in recent years. But this year, the iconic butterflies are seemingly everywhere. Read more

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Youth Climate Action Team

Local youth are leading the charge against climate change, organizing a Sept. 20 statewide climate strike. Read more

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David Michael Miller

An environmental study found that F-35s would make life unpleasant — perhaps unlivable — for some people living near Truax Field. For residents, the silence from local officials is deafening. Read more

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The state Public Service Commission delivered a “sock in the gut” to residents and conservationists opposed to building the ATC line through the Driftless Area. But the fight isn’t over yet. Read more

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AMY STOCKLEIN

An AmeriCorps NCCC team is stationed in the Madison area for eight weeks, removing invasive species, restoring trails, and planting pollinator gardens. Read more

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