Judge rules that DNR cannot stick their heads in the sand when it comes to overpumping in the Central Sands. Central Sand residents chalked up a victory last week when a state administrative law judge ruled that the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) must consider the accumulated effects... Read More

The dairy industry defends the indefensible We've almost gotten inured to the dairy industry's rationalizations, denials, obfuscations, deflections and excuses for not changing its polluting ways. For decades, dairy farmers blamed sea gulls for algae pollution in Lake Michigan. They used to... Read More

Biologist Dave Marshall is persona non grata in rural Spring Green, where farming has an uneasy relationship with the Wisconsin River.  Area farmers know that Dave’s scientific inquiries attempt to measure the impact of farming– specifically, how does nitrate fertilizer, and how much of... Read More