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WI Sees Hope After 3M Decision on Forever Chemicals

Wisconsin and all other states have seen the effects of so-called “forever chemicals.” Those pushing for their removal say 3M’s announcement to phase them out is another step in the right direction.

Committee advances Native American education bills

Wisconsin’s State-Tribal Relations special committee unanimously voted to advance a bill that would update a 1989 law that requires primary and secondary public schools to teach students about the history, culture and treaty rights of Wisconsin’s Native Americans Tuesday. 

Wisconsin Awarded Three Air Quality Grants

Last month, the EPA selected 132 projects across the country to receive Enhanced Air Quality Monitoring Competitive Grants which would go towards implementing air quality monitoring systems in communities across the nation.

Wisconsinites Seeking Christmas Trees Early This Year

Every year, nearly two million Christmas trees (or Evergreen Conifers for the botanists among you) are harvested right here in Wisconsin, making the state the fifth in the nation for Christmas tree production.

WI Farmers Have New Tool to Stay in ‘Cover-Crop Game’

Agriculture groups and government agencies aren’t slowing down in trying to convince farmers to use more sustainable practices such as cover crops, and Wisconsin producers who have joined that movement will soon be able to sign up for reimbursements.