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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Wisconsin's wonderful environment would become much healthier

When campaigning for governor in 2010, Scott Walker promised that he would create 250,000 jobs in his first term. Each act of his administration would serve that goal—including his stewardship of the environment...
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, was “equal pay day,” which, unfortunately, doesn't mean that it's the day when both men and women are paid equal wages. It actually means that women would have to work all of 2011 and up through...
Monday, April 9, 2012

Plus: Earth Poets at Urban Ecology Center

Joshua Clover is an accomplished writer, critic, teacher and journalist specializing in poetry and poetics, with an emphasis on the contemporary. Clover, who currently teaches in the Department of English at UC-Davis, is the author of two books of poems...
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008

The connection between religion and environmental stewardship

Environmental stewardship is firmly rooted in the texts of the world’s great religions. Jews and Christians both point to Genesis 2:15, where God tells Adam to abad, or serve, the Garden of Eden. The Koranic verse “There is not an animal on Earth, nor a bird that flies on its wings, but they are communities like you" could double as...
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
From a market-driven perspective, the fight against global warming hinges on creating demand for both energy-efficient technologies and renewable alternatives to fossil fuels. But these innovations come at a steep price, and cost-conscious businesses, already burdened by rising health care costs, want a relatively quick return on their investment in a facility upgrade or solar panels. If the payback is too long, most won’t commit.
05.17.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Dustin Williams
A man was speaking to my mom about climate change a few days ago. “What we’re seeing is simply natural climate variability,” the man said. “There’s no proof that we humans have anything to do with what’s happening.” My mom mentioned to him that I’m a meteorology graduate student and have told her that the evidence for human-induced (anthropogenic) climate change is pretty solid,...
05.17.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Dustin Williams
In an effort to save money, get a little exercise, and do our planet a favor, I bought a bicycle awhile back.  I ride it every day to and from school and work.  I have to say it’s one of the best $70 investments I’ve ever made.  I’m not only buying less gas, and working out a lazy college student’s body that otherwise wouldn’t, but also doing a little something for my mental health. ...
Thursday, May 15, 2008

Power Plant’s Water-Intake Pipe Moves Ahead

Riverkeeper Robert F. Kennedy Jr. called it “a giant fish-killing machine,” but the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) just gave a preliminary OK to We Energies’ plan to build a 1.5-milelong water-intake pipe into Lake Michigan.