Earth Day

The Small City of Superior Stands Up to Utility Corporations and Says No to a Large Gas Plant Near the Nemadji River and Lake Superior

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: April 4, 2024 Contacts: Laura Lane, laura@healthyclimatewi.org, (608) 215-0112 Megan Wittman,  megan.wittman@sierraclub.org The Small City of Superior Stands Up to Utility Corporations and Says No to a Large Gas Plant Near the Nemadji River and Lake Superior The City Council's rejection of the proposed gas plant protects community health, Indigenous rights, and climate.  Superior, WI – After months of robust public input from city residents, Tribal leaders, health professionals, and utility representatives, the ...

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Earth Day Celebration 2024

The unwavering flame of Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson's environmental spirit burns brightly around the world each Earth Day.  Alarmed by more and more shores fouled by oil spills, city air darkened by smog, rivers so polluted they caught fire and burned, and farmland tainted by pesticides, Nelson envisioned a world with clean air to breath, clean water to drink and healthy, clean soil to grow our food in.  The result was the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, and it unified both Democrats and Republicans, city folk and country folk, rich and poor, business and industry ...

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Women for Women May Program

Women for Women Thursday, May 2, 2024, 6 PM   Our May program will Feature Maxwell Johnson from the Wisconsin Conservation Voters.   As the Central Organizer based in Stevens Point, Maxwell empowers community members, volunteers, activists, and partner organizations to advocate for climate solutions, protect drinking water, and expand the freedom to vote at all levels of government – now and for the future. Maxwell grew up in Rural, Wisconsin (that’s the name of my town) and spent my summers hiking the Ice Age Trail near my house or kayaking the ...

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Earth Day 2024


The groundswell of trash talk around electric cars leaves me, an owner of both a Chevy Volt first, and now a Bolt, mystified, angry,  but hardly speechless.  Mystified, because the complaints about EV's bear no similarity to my own experience with them over the past six and a half years.  Angry, because I'd bet good money that the source of the snow job comes directly from the fossil fuel industry first, and anyone hawking the Infernal Combustion Engine (ICE), second.  After almost seven years behind the wheel of an EV here is what I have found. My entry into the EV ...

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  This is an opportunity to learn more but it is also an opportunity to possibly let others know that the ground water at the Reef is 0-20 feet. It is in an area of the Ice Age Trail and a class A trout stream. Most importantly, we must protect our water at all costs. Please join other northern Wisconsin citizens for an educational event in Wausau on Wednesday, March 20th, 2024 from 1:15 to 3:45 PM.    

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Elevated Arsenic Detected in Wells at Reclaimed Flambeau Mine Site

*Editor's Note: there has never been a sulfide mine that has not polluted. For Immediate Release, March 1, 2024    Contacts:  Laura Gauger, Deer Tail Scientific (Duluth, MN); Tel: (218) 724-3004 Dr. David M. Chambers, Center for Science in Public Participation (Bozeman, MT); Tel: (406) 585-9854   Elevated Arsenic Detected in Wells at Reclaimed Flambeau Mine Site - Wells within 140 feet of Flambeau River are Contaminated; State officials have taken no action   Groundwater quality testing at the reclaimed Flambeau Mine site south ...

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Walt Bresette, Ojibwe leader and environmental hero, in Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame

Ojibwe environmental and treaty rights activist Walt Bresette will be inducted posthumously into the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame (WCHF) in a virtual ceremony on April 17, 2024. Bresette will join over 100 members inducted since the Hall of Fame's inception, including Aldo Leopold, Nina Leopold Bradley, John Muir, Gaylord Nelson and Menominee Nation environmentalist Hilary Waukau, Sr. Sandy Lyon and Walt Bresette at the acid train blockade on the Bad River Ojibwe reservation. | Photo by Kathy Olson, published with permission.   Ojibwe environmental ...

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