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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Water is abundant in Wisconsin, but conservation is still necess

People look at Lake Michigan and it looks like an ocean,” said Pat Henderson, deputy secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “And they wonder why they should conserve water.” But Henderson said that concerns about the availability of Great Lakes water are real. He noted that the Great Lakes account for 20% of the world’s fresh water—70% exists in the polar ice cap—but climate change, industry, rising population levels and a lack of awareness are putting pressure on this critical natural resource.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Lake Michigan is more than a recreational attraction. It also fuels more 120 water-related businesses in the Milwaukee area, including world-class companies on the cutting edge of water technologies: Veolia Water, ITT Corp., GE Water & Process Technologies and Siemens.
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.
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008

Majority of Wisconsin residents want to protect water

Although it’s both contentious and tedious, a new poll indicates that Wisconsin residents want legislators to get moving on approving the Great Lakes Water Compact, which would set new rules about the use of water along the Great Lakes.
Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008

Today @ Bradford Beach - 11:00 AM

Of course, the people flying kites in the cold seem downright sane compared to the hundreds who head to Bradford Beach to take the annual Polar Bear Plunge. They'll be jumping into the lake at noon, but the organizers suggest you get there. .

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