Environmental Groups Draw Connections Between Deregulatory Bill and Mining Project

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A bill sponsored by Senator Neal Kedzie (R-Elkhorn) and Representative Jeff Mursau (R-Crivitz) would speed up the process by which companies get approval from state agencies and departments for resource extraction projects. This bill, part of the Legislature and Governor Walker’s “Special Session” on the jobs crisis, is being flagged as a “backdoor attempt to promote mining,” according to State ... Read More »

UWSP Student to Track Down Pollutants in Local Waters


The University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point is not usually regarded as a research university. However, just because our school lacks that title doesn’t mean our students do not contribute to important scientific studies. Michael Waak, a senior water resources major with a chemistry minor, is one of seven students conducting research through the Advanced Techniques of Environmental Analysis class in ... Read More »

A Field Trip Into the Future


6:30 a.m. Friday Oct. 14, 2011. A group of 16 college students began their voyage to Milwaukee, WI, for an overnight field trip. The field trip was for the Natural Resource class Professional Development in Environmental Education and Interpretation. The students were set to tour several facilities throughout the area. This was the first time that the class has taken ... Read More »