Tag Archives: pollution

Milwaukee’s Waterways Could Get Less Trashy

Milwaukee’s waterway litter clean-up may soon be on a roll in the form of a trash collecting wheel placed in the water. The litter removal device will be modeled off an existing device located in Baltimore, Maryland known as The Inner Harbor Water Wheel, or Mr. Trash Wheel. Baltimore’s Mr. Trash Wheel was installed back in 2014. The wheel is ... Read More »

Wild Rice Making a Comeback on the Banks of the Fox River

Native wild rice is being brought back to the banks of the Fox River outside Green Bay after decades of cleanup efforts. The Lower Fox River has been included in a Superfund program by the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up the river of polychlorinated biphenyl, or PCB’s. PCB’s come from the recycling of carbonless copy paper. According to the ... Read More »

Frac Sand Mining: Some Residents Cannot Sand It

On Nov. 22 Winona County in Minnesota voted to ban frac sand mining. Sand mining is the procedure of extracting specific sand types for use in hydraulic fracturing in the western United States. Frac sand mines are found throughout southwestern Wisconsin and neighboring parts of Minnesota. While there are no active sand mining sites in Portage County, neighboring Wood county is ... Read More »