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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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The Drumlin Farm was evicted 10 years ago, but the land its residents farmed remained largely undisturbed until last month when the Alexander Company cleared it to make way for Artisan Village. Read more

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Iain McLennan Duffus

Wisconsin’s Driftless Region offers some of the best trout fishing in the country, thanks to decades of conservation practices promoted here. It’s boosted the rural economy in places like Viroqua. But global warming remains a threat. Read more

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What’s in a future of living with no fossil fuels? It could well look a lot like the past, and the upcoming Sustainability Skill Share weekend will show participants how great-gramma did things. Read more

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Shaysa Sidebottom

Bob Lindmeier, meteorologist at WKOW-TV, educates his viewers about the relationship between local weather and the changing global climate. He’s busy talking to local community groups about the situation as well. Read more

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350 Madison

Dane County wants to require Enbridge to carry $25 million in insurance in case its pipeline through Dane County leaks. In 2015, the state Legislature passed a law prohibiting such a requirement. The state Supreme Court will now hear the case. Read more

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Haidee Chu

Madison high school students shared stories about how they fear the world is changing in protest for action on climate change at the Capitol. Read more

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Haidee Chu

A coalition of Madison-area high school students is tired of waiting for adults to take needed action against climate change. These students plan to march next week to draw attention to the problem. Read more

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The world has 12 years to prevent catastrophic climate change. So why are Wisconsin’s utilities still burning coal? Read more

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Bev Mazur

It’s time for the 14th annual Madison Reads Leopold event at the UW Arboretum. Read more

Citizen Dave

For almost two decades there has been a cloud over the festivities: chronic wasting disease. And for the last eight years, the government has done nothing to keep it from spreading. Read more

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Clean Lakes Alliance

There are six simple things we all can do to help minimize the impacts of flooding and reduce runoff to our lakes. Read more

Opinion

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Kori Feener

Two companies hoping to get a controversial powerline approved through the Driftless Area are now funding the staff to review the project with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Read more

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Doug Pellerin

Operation Migration is famous for teaching whooping crane chicks how to migrate from Wisconsin to Florida. But with the flights grounded and the organization shutting down, what will become of the cranes? Read more

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David Michael Miller

Alliant Energy of Madison is taking advantage of wind and solar energy price cuts to invest in renewable energy and eliminate all use of coal power by 2050. Read more

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Gary Tipler

Since 2014, the city has cut down 43 ash trees on Williamson Street, in part because of the emerald ash borer infestation. More are certain to come down. And east-side residents watch in horror as their beloved trees fall. Read more

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Municipalities and companies are leading the way on renewable energy in Wisconsin. Read more

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Understory

Most weather forecasting relies on radar and satellites. Understory is hoping to modernize ground-based sensors, which are prone to failure. Read more

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Ben Jones

A farmer north of Madison has preserved her land for farming — and made some of it available to Hmong farmers. Read more

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Steven Davis

Steven Davis, a professor at Edgewood College, has a new book out. In Defense of Public Lands reminds readers what is at stake at a time when conservative politicians fail to see the benefits of land commonly owned for the public good. Read more

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