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The importance of wetlands

The importance of wetlands

Even though wetlands cover more than five-million acres of our state, they don’t always top the list of Wisconsin’s most beloved outdoor spaces. But maybe they should, especially considering we’ve lost more than half of our wetlands in just the last century or so.  

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The importance of wetlands

The importance of wetlands

Even though wetlands cover more than five-million acres of our state, they don’t always top the list of Wisconsin’s most beloved outdoor spaces. But maybe they should, especially considering we’ve lost more than half of our wetlands in just the last century or so.  

Extreme heat in urban Milwaukee

Extreme heat in urban Milwaukee

Climate change is making summers hotter, leaving people without air conditioning in Milwaukee and other cities vulnerable to its dangerous health impacts. Low-income communities and communities of color are often more likely to experience the harsh impacts of severe heat brought by climate change.

Picking up the slack, a fight for clean water

Picking up the slack, a fight for clean water

Recently, La Crosse area residents are discovering PFAS in their drinking water, many over the state’s recommended limit of 20 parts per trillion, from firefighting foam used by the city’s fire department.

Investing in one of our nation’s great waterways

Investing in one of our nation’s great waterways

To date, the Mississippi River, one of America’s iconic waterways, has received no such investment, but hopefully that will soon change. Clean Wisconsin recently joined the Mississippi River Restoration and Resilience Initiative (MRRRI), a coalition of national, regional, and state groups seeking to create a program like the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative for the Mississippi River Basin.

Climate/Energy

Extreme heat in urban Milwaukee

Extreme heat in urban Milwaukee

Climate change is making summers hotter, leaving people without air conditioning in Milwaukee and other cities vulnerable to its dangerous health impacts. Low-income communities and communities of color are often more likely to experience the harsh impacts of severe heat brought by climate change.

Leveling Up Energy Efficiency

Leveling Up Energy Efficiency

While energy efficiency might not seem as flashy as solar panels or electric vehicles, it is the foundation of an effective strategy for ushering in a sustainable future.

Under the Lens: Just how bad is tar sands oil for the climate?

Under the Lens: Just how bad is tar sands oil for the climate?

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.

Countdown from coal

Countdown from coal

What Wisconsin’s latest coal plant closing tells us about the future of energy.

Other News

Legal update: State Supreme Court hears two major environmental cases

Legal update: State Supreme Court hears two major environmental cases

After years of hard work, and a long procedural delay, a pair of legal cases brought by Clean Wisconsin and its co-petitioners to protect Wisconsin’s water are finally being heard by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The Court’s rulings in these cases will have a profound effect on how Wisconsin’s water is—or is not—protected.

Clean water, climate change funding plays major role in Evers’ budget

Clean water, climate change funding plays major role in Evers’ budget

With the many challenges facing Wisconsinites—including unsafe drinking water, impacts from climate change, and living through a global pandemic—the governor’s budget proposal includes important initiatives to both help Wisconsin families and sustain a strong economy.

Meet our new staff

Meet our new staff

This summer has brought a lot of changes for Clean Wisconsin, and this includes some new additions to our staff.

2020: A year of growth and change

Our 50-year history gives us perspective and helps provide context as we prepare for the long road and hard work of addressing huge issues ahead.

Silence isn’t an option.

Silence isn’t an option.

At Clean Wisconsin, we believe we have a responsibility to address the ways in which environmental issues impact the most vulnerable communities.