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WSNetwork News Daily provides links to current articles, press releases and action alerts about Wisconsin's environment from state, national, and international news media and organizations. Over time some links may expire. Media links for NE Wisconsin obtained from FoxRiverWatch (Big thanks to Clean Water Action Council). For a list of other news media and organization websites scanned to obtain links, as well as abbreviations used, see WI  Media Links.

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July 31

Wildlife Sanctuary to teach about salamanders - July 31, 2005 PG
Keep your hands off my backyard - July 31, 2005 MJS
Energy bill OK by lots - July 31, 2005 ON
Editorial: Cleaning up lakes is worth investment - July 31, 2005 PG
Letter: Current limit is safer and conserves gas (Scroll down) - July 31, 2005 MJS
Jim Lee column: Moviegoers march to reality of outdoors - July 31, 2005 WO


July 30, 2005

Midwest Embraces Push For More Ethanol - July 30, 2005 CapTimes
Kipp Tiff Spurs Air Test At School: Monitoring Is Win For Neighbors - July 30, 2005 CapTimes
Dane County Commuter Rail Gets Boost From Highway Bill - July 30, 2005 WSJ
Plant Dane Grants Total $130,000 In Plants, Seeds: Awards To Groups And Individual Landowners Encourage Rain Gardens And Natural Landscapes - July 30, 2005 WSJ
State deer herd, 'parcelization' of forest undercutting timber industry - July 30, 2005 MJS
Today’s tips: How to minimize ATV damage to the outdoors - July 30, 2005 PG
Water quality improves - July 30, 2005 MHT
A Superior challenge: Athlete tackles new quest, cause with swim across greatest of Great Lakes - July 30, 2005 MJS
Turning the ship around: County parks director's hands-on style is winning praise - July 30, 2005 MJS
Editorial: Alternate Energy Options Not As Dangerous - July 30, 2005 CapTimes
Spring's Harbinger May Herald West Nile, Too - July 30, 2005 WSJ
Outdoors notes - July 30, 2005 MJS
OpEd: Legislators, it's your duty to hear us - July 30, 2005 MJS
Oil Companies Discover 'Sustainability': The companies have yet to admit that no scheme for providing sustainable energy can rely on petroleum - July 30, 2005 AlterNet


July 29, 2005

Great Lakes Plan Needs Funds: Cleanup Would Cost Billions - July 29, 2005 CapTimes
Beach closings way up in state - July 29, 2005 CapTimes
Door County beaches no longer bummin’ due to testing system - July 29, 2005 PC
Door County gains ‘Beach Buddy’ status - July 29, 2005 PG
Injured bald eagle soars to freedom - July 29, 2005 PC
State park to host nature programs - July 29, 2005 SP
City utility issues 'boil water' advisory - July 29, 2005 RDN
Military probes 'green' bullets - July 29, 2005 CNN


July 28, 2005

Bill Bans Great Lakes Drilling - July 28, 2005 WSJ
Debate crashes on shoreline rules: Meeting on protection program gets heated - July 28, 2005 PC

Realtors, builders weigh in on shoreline zoning - July 28, 2005 RJT
Hearing to be held Aug 25 on manure runoff - July 28, 2005 PG
Hunters, anglers caught off guard by fee increases - July 28, 2005 PG
Beach contamination in Wisconsin greater than other Great Lakes states' - July 28, 2005 MJS
E. coli levels prompt closure of six beaches - July 28, 2005 PG
Temporary well might require permit - July 28, 2005 MJS
City sets sights on urban deer herd - July 28, 2005 MHT
DNR Finds 'nasty Stuff' In Water Used On Fire - July 28, 2005 CapTimes
Fingers start to point after tire fire: AG's office denies it would have done nothing if asked - July 28, 2005 CapTimes
DNR Feels Wrath Of Fire Neighbors: The Watertown Tire Recycler Was A "low Priority" For The Agency, But A High One For Residents - July 28, 2005 WSJ
Goverment Checking Out New Possible Mad Cow Case - July 28, 2005 WSJ
Great Outdoors Almanac - July 28, 2005 WO
Letter: Shoreland Zoning Will Protect State's Waters - July 28, 2005 WSJ
Clean Wisconsin: Rotten Smell at Milwaukee Lakefront Demands Action - July 28, 2005 WisPolitics (PDF)
Sierra Club: Water Pollution Forces more Wisconsin Beach Closings - July 28, 2005 WisPolitics
Editorial: Saving a river can happen - July 28, 2005 ON
Mad money: Cash and craziness are the two threads running through everything happening in state government these days - July 28, 2005 FightingBob
Editorial: Great Lakes drilling ban needed to protect resource - July 28, 2005 SP
After Oil: Alternative energy slow to take hold: Weaning the world from petroleum will take decades [But it must be done] - July 28, 2005 MSNBC
Light emerging: Reverse – or renew? A commitment to sustainable energy, argues Andrew Simms, is about justice – and survival - July 28, 2005 Green Futures
Like learning to read... It’s the new literacy – and it’s sorely needed for the 21st century. Everyone should understand something about sustainability - July 28, 2005 Green Futures
Significant 'discovery' for oil companies -- sustainability - July 28, 2005 SFGate


July 27, 2005

DNR A Winner In Doyle's Budget - July 27, 2005 WSJ
A Bird's-eye View - July 27, 2005 WSJ
Congress could stop Great Lakes drilling - July 27, 2005 PC
Great Lakes Drilling Ban Backed - July 27, 2005 CapTimes
Interstate power line work could start in two weeks - July 27, 2005 MJS
James Rowen: Environment still needs an advocate like Nelson - July 27, 2005 CapTimes
Letter: Wind farm ruling was inappropriate (Scroll down) - July 27, 2005 MHT
Group claims plutonium production threatens public health, environment - July 27, 2005 KTVB
Ongoing challenges of nuke waste disposal - July 27, 2005 World Peace Herald


July 26, 2005

Public opinion sought on Great Lakes programs - July 26, 2005 MJS
Senate includes funds for waterfront work - July 26, 2005 PG

Media as if people mattered: The Media Reform Ownership Act of 2005 would break up Big Media and start us down the road to reform - July 26, 2005 FightingBob
Write To Rep In Congress -- It Really Can Work - July 26, 2005 CapTimes
Letter: Economic health relies on environment (Scroll down) - July 26, 2005 PC
Letter: Spider serves as a warning - July 26, 2005 MHT
MaryBeth Matzek column: Greenville clinic goes ‘green’ with energy-efficient focus - July 26, 2005 PC
With a Push From the U.N., Water Reveals Its Secrets - July 26, 2005 NYTimes


July 25, 2005

Winners, Losers After Doyle's Budget Vetoes - July 25, 2005 CapTimes
DNR wary of fluridone to clear lakes of weeds - July 25, 2005 WSJ

No bull: Cow manure power is finally here - July 25, 2005 RJT
Optimism for Ospreys soars - July 25, 2005 MJS
City touts vacant lot as development site - July 25, 2005 MJS
Printers offered pilot enviro programs - July 25, 2005 CapTimes
Tire Fire Extinguished After 5 Days - July 25, 2005 CapTimes
Regulatory changes lure P&G machine - July 25, 2005 PC

PCB cleanup at lake advances - July 25, 2005 PC
Beaches test clear for swimming - July 25, 2005 MHT
City to discuss deer problems - July 25, 2005 PC
New Mining Operation Worries Lake Superior Neighbors - July 25, 2005 GLRC
Smith: Why not try magic potion on our lakes? - July 25, 2005 WSJ
Planet of the Plants: In a world changed by global warming, crops may grow more abundantly, but be unable to nourish us - July 25, 2005 AlterNet
Clean and Green - July 25, 2005 World Business Council for Sustainable Development


July 24, 2005

P-G plant will use much more energy to keep running - July 24, 2005 PG
Say what? - July 24, 2005 FightingBob
Court ruling jeopardizes farming - July 24, 2005 MHT
Editorial: Conservationists have options if Smart Growth repealed - July 24, 2005 TJ


July 23, 2005

Land group upset by Doyle's power-line bill - July 23, 2005 WDH
CDC touts new report on contaminants - July 23, 2005 RJT
Paper firms, insurers clash over Fox River cleanup bill - July 23, 2005 CapTimes

Tomahawk flowage good spot for fishing - July 23, 2005 MJS
Outdoors notes - July 23, 2005 MJS
Vetoes will protect our natural heritage - July 23, 2005 SPJ
Letter: Act Now To Protect Our Suffering Lakes - July 23, 2005 CapTimes
Letter: Shoreland rules have wide support (Scroll down) - July 23, 2005 PG

From Eco-Chumps to Champs: With even Doritos toting a 'natural' label, are we suckers for anything green -- or are we really making a difference? - July 23, 2005 AlterNet


July 22, 2005

Local Governments Must Sell To Utilities: Doyle Signs Into Law Several Bills, Including One Governing The Sale Of Public Land To Utilities - July 22, 2005 WSJ
Doyle signs bill letting utilities condemn land - July 22, 2005 DNT
This beach tale is a real mystery: Scientists still searching for the source of befouling bacteria along lakeshore - July 22, 2005 MJS

Ashley Furniture wants to fill wetlands - July 22, 2005 LCT
SOUL: Blasts Complicity of Legislature and Governor in Passing Bill That Erodes Local Government Control and Use of Eminent Domain in Protecting Public Lands - July 22, 2005 WisPolitics
Letter: Smart Growth law important to Wisconsin (Scroll down) - July 22, 2005 MJS


July 21, 2005

Veto set for power plant sale - July 21, 2005 CapTimes
Small Regulatory Board to Review AG Rule - July 21, 2005 WisPolitics
Green roof a cool investment in environment - July 21, 2005 WRDT

Governors Urge Bush to Support Renewable Energy - July 21, 2005 Wisconsin Ag Connection

DNR slates grassland meetings - July 21, 2005 CapTimes
State printers offered environmental incentives - July 21, 2005 PG
'A slap in the face' to land use planning': County OK of asphalt plant puts agreement at risk - July 21, 2005 CapTimes
La Crosse County wants wind energy - July 21, 2005 LCT
UWSP's green roof a cool investment in environment - July 21, 2005 SPJ
Tire plant was safety hazard: official - July 21, 2005 PC
Wind turbine regulation discussed - July 21, 2005 TJ
Great outdoors almanac - July 21, 2005 WO
Opinion Saving Smart Growth was a wise decision - July 21, 2005 ECLT
Pat Durkin column: Welcome back, Smart Growth - July 21, 2005 WO
Wal-Mart experiments with 'green' store - July 21, 2005 CNN
Living off the Grid - July 21, 2005 E Magazine
Hands-On Environmentalism - July 21, 2005 FrontPage
Sustainability in Housebuilding Iniative - July 21, 2005 Green Building Press
House Panel Issues Subpoena Tied to Nuclear Waste Plan - July 21, 2005 NYTimes
We Are the Chumpions: When it comes to green products, who's zoomin' who? - July 21, 2005 GRIST
Scientists: Humans cause global warming - July 21, 2005 CNN


July 20, 2005

A.G. Lautenschlager: Calls on Congress to Oppose Bill that Threatens the Great Lakes with Invasive Species - July 20, 2005 WisPolitics
Wind energy pitched for state - July 20, 2005 PG

Wind farm proposed for Marathon Co. - July 20, 2005 WDH
Wildlife takes center stage - July 20, 2005 MJS
Committee Approves Asphalt Plant - July 20, 2005 WSJ
Tire Plant Conditions Had Caused Concern - July 20, 2005 CapTimes
`unacceptable Hazard,' Tire Facility Was Warned - July 20, 2005 CapTimes
Massive tire fire breaks out at recycling facility - July 20, 2005 PC
Chemical called in for tire fire: Substance will be used to help control blaze - July 20, 2005 MJS
Magic show encourages youngsters to explore science - July 20, 2005 PC
Midwestern Leadership on Clean Energy - July, 2005 COWS (PDF)
Letter: New DNR rules would protect water, habitat (Scroll down) - July 20, 2005 PC
Peter Bakken: God's Great Lakes need support from us - July 20, 2005 CapTimes
Opinion: Farm Fertilizer Blue Algae Culprit? - July 20, 2005 WSJ
Opinion: Solution To Lake Weeds Begins At Home - July 20, 2005 WSJ
WISPIRG: Wind power the best environmental choice for Wisconsin - July 20, 2005 WR (PDF)
Midwest Environmental Advocates: Bad River Watershed Association urges DNR to act on petition to protect northern rivers - July 20, 2005 WR (PDF)
In Good Company - July 20, 2005 Financial Director


July 19, 2005

Doyle vows to protect nature: Governor plans to restore funding, sign a budget - July 19, 2005 PG
Bird in hand - July 19, 2005 MJS
State said to be in prime position for wind energy - July 19, 2005 FDLR
International Paper considers selling 7 units: 68,000 acres of Wisconsin forest could be sold in reorganization - July 19, 2005 MJS

Point Beach unit at full power - July 19, 2005 PG

Feeding gulls in city now banned - July 19, 2005 SP
We Won't Save Lakes By Playing It Safe - July 19, 2005 WSJ
DNR Weekly news (Additional burning restrictions in place in portions of Wisconsin, other stories) - July 19, 2005 WR (PDF)
Opinion: CWD, other problems must be addressed - July 19, 2005 SPJ
Wal-Mart Unveils McKinney Experiment: Largest Retailer Tests Going Green In N. Texas - July 19, 2005 NBC5


July 18, 2005

Doyle to use partial veto: He starts budget work by dumping GOP plan for Stewardship Fund cash - July 18, 2005 CapTimes
Doyle budget vetoes have a green tint - July 18, 2005 MJS
Wisconsin Wildlife Federation: Hunters, Anglers and Trappers Support Veto to Restore Stewardship and Smart Growth Programs - July 18, 2005 WisPolitics
Ethanol Savings Disputed - July 18, 2005 CapTimes
Study disputes ethanol: Burns more fuel than it produces - July 18, 2005 ON
Study Says Ethanol Not Worth the Energy - July 18, 2005 ENN
Important hearings on new state shoreline rules - July 18, 2005 LCT
Event to pump up awareness of sciences - July 18, 2005 PG
Geese shipped out from park - July 18, 2005 ON
Weekly Water Challenge - July 18, 2005 CapTimes
Former Bush official Tommy Thompson to get RFID tag - July 18, 2005 ZDNet
The Evolution of Frankenfoods? The multibillion-dollar nanotech industry wants to change what you eat at the molecular level - July 18, 2005 AlterNet
Court Rejects Effort by States to Force Bush Administration to Regulate Greenhouse Gases - July 18, 2005 ENN
Global warming has the House hot under the collar - July 18, 2005 USAToday
GOP Chairmen Face Off on Global Warming: Public Tiff Over Probe of Study Highlights Divide on Issue - July 18, 2005 Washington Post
Proposed Legislation Would Destroy Endangered Species Act - July 18, 2005 BushGreenWatch
Is Endangered Species Act endangered? - July 18, 2005 GLRC
EPA Spending Millions To Enhance Its "Corporate Image"; Contract for Public Relations Firms to Improve Agency’s Scientific Reputation - July 18, 2005 EMS
Public Relations Campaign for Research Office at E.P.A. Includes Ghostwriting Articles - July 18, 2005 NYTimes
DOE says dedicated trains to be used for nuclear waste shipments - July 18, 2005 Las Vegas Sun


July 17, 2005

Some anglers fill coolers, others are not so lucky - July 17, 2005 MHT
Things that get bought in the night: Senate Republicans do not even bother trying to defend the special-interest giveaways in their behind-closed-doors budget - July 17, 2005 FightingBob
Margaret Jarek column: Gaylord Nelson knew what this ailing planet needs - July 17, 2005 FDLR
Research shows ethanol isn't worth the energy: Production doesn't aid security, agriculture, economy, environment - July 17, 2005 MSNBC
Glacial Cover-Up Won't Stop Global Warming - July 17, 2005 Yahoo
Worldwide Energy Crunch - July 17, 2005 SFGate


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