Long pushed as a cleaner energy source, natural gas is no more natural than coal or oil, and continued reliance on this fossil fuel will mean disaster for our climate.
Wolves have been in the news with the controversial quota-setting process for Wisconsin’s wolf hunt. Clean Wisconsin Staff Scientist Paul Mathewson takes a look at the wolf population in our state.
With the proposed rerouting of the Line 5 Pipeline in northern Wisconsin making headlines last year and currently going through the environmental impact analysis process with the Department of Natural Resources, this column takes a look at tar sands oil and its effect on climate change.
One of the anticipated impacts of climate change in Wisconsin is an increase in extreme storms and subsequent flood events. Those of us in southern Wisconsin got a taste of this from the storm last August that dropped nearly of a foot rain in parts of Dane County, and many other areas of the state experienced similar heavy rain events. While it is impossible to definitively attribute a particular event to climate change, is there any evidence that we are already experiencing more heavy rain events?
Our research puts a number on the nitrate pollution crisis being felt around the state. Not only is this a serious threat to human health, but it has a major impact on our state’s economy.
These local actions demonstrate that Wisconsin residents and communities are ready to tackle climate change, and they will play an important role in informing and supporting state action towards the goal of a carbon-free energy future.
What we know about this emerging threat to our water and health.