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Friday, Sept. 20, 2013
 Two months before my Colorado community was overwhelmed this week by epic rains, our state's chief oil and gas regulator, Matt Lepore, berated citizens concerned about the ecological impact of hydraulic fracturing and unbridled drilling. During his speech, Lepore insinuated that
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Rezoning for a 24-7 big box store isn’t legal, they say

The grassroots group Neighbors First New Berlin filed suit against the City of New Berlin and Walmart to halt a proposed 24-7 superstore to be located at the corner of Moorland Road and Greenfield Avenue. The group alleges that the city broke state ...
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

New UWM study indicates that stormwater management features have economic benefits

 Preliminary results conducted by a UW-Milwaukee researcher show that “green infrastructure” has boosted property values in Milwaukee. According to researcher Kate Madison
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Wisconsin’s climate is changing before our eyes

Milwaukeeans have been shivering and wet this past week, so it’s easy to believe that our soggy, cold April means that global warming or climate change isn’t a serious threat. But unfortunately it is
Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010

And what you can do to prevent more overflows

We’re still feeling the effects of the intense storm of July 22-23, when many neighborhoods and homes were flooded by up to 9 inches of rain in a very short span of time. Since the storm, many myths have circulated about what happened, what should have happened to prevent basement backups and sewage overflow into local waterways, and what can be done in the future to prevent flooding...
Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010
After people’s lives—and their basements—have been deluged with floodwaters, nothing makes them madder than not having someone to be mad at. Kris Kristofferson wrote: “Everybody’s gotta have somebody to look down on … Someone doin’ somethin’ dirty decent folks can frown on. If you can’t find nobody else, then help yourself to me...
07.05.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Dustin Williams
I often cringe when people say that the weather is “wacky” or “unnaturally wild.”  I’ve heard that quite a bit this year; and, I suppose, for understandable reasons.  To me, “typical” weather is simply just the average of all the “wacky” weather that’s happened over the course of meteorological observations.  If catastrophic weather happens, though rare by its definition, it...