COMMENTARY: New DNR must stop coal pollution in Lake Michigan

Until 2010, the Department of Natural Resources was one of Wisconsin’s hallmark achievements, protecting the environment and the lives depending on it. With a new administration, Wisconsin has an opportunity to restore this tradition. Read the full story by the Racine...

Toledo given the ‘all clear’ for water contamination

Everyone knows Toledo has one of North America’s biggest battles with algal toxins. But for now at least, it appears the city has avoided a different type of threat to public water systems: a class of fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS that endanger public health....

Legal rights for Lake Erie? Voters in Ohio city will decide

The failing health of Lake Erie, the world’s 11th largest lake, is at the heart of one of the most unusual questions to appear on an American ballot: Should a body of water be given rights normally associated with those granted to a person? Read the full story by the...