Climate Change & Environment


Defending America

Imagine for a moment America has undergone an attack from a foreign nation. Incendiary bombs have been dropped on the west coast.

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Something worth fighting for

There are a lot of people angry at the world right now. Everyone has reason to be angry, but some people are angered by non-existent situations.

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Protect Lake Superior

A message from the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin about Embridge Line 5 and Lake Superior and associated watersheds.

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Climate and children

Climate change threatens water, food, security, health, and children. Fortunately, there are effective solutions.

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Reimagine waste: From trash to energy

When I say that we can power our cities off of the garbage they produce, you might think that I am referring to the practice of burning garbage. That is not the sole focus of this article, but I feel like it is something that should be discussed.

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Digging Holes and Thinking Outside the Pipe

As a nation we have dug ourselves into many holes. We may have thought we were digging foundations for progress, jobs, and economic growth.

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Earth Day dreams

On a cool, cloudy Saturday, April 24th, the Citizen's Climate Lobby of Marathon County and North central Area congregations Organized to Make an Impact (NAOMI) of Wausau were able to gather a gloriously diverse family of good folks who showed up to plant trees for Earth Day in one of our local parks.

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Reimagine waste: Capturing and reusing carbon to build a better world

If something is not bigger, more expensive, shinier, full of greater functionality and more expensive, it is just not new enough, not good enough. This is a flawed perspective. 

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Take time to shape the future of conservation in Wisconsin tonight

The annual Conservation Congress spring public hearing starts tonight at 7 p.m. Traditionally, each county holds a hearing at the same time in a designated location. Last year, the hearing went virtual, and once again, this year, people are welcome to vote and submit resolutions online beginning at 7 p.m. Visit the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website to take part.

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Contaminated brownfields: how did it come to this in America?

The business is long gone, the buildings removed but the aftermath is not.  Left behind is a “brownfield,” a nice word for a site contaminated with deadly poisons, and no one left to pay for clean-up if that’s even possible. And what to do with it once it is cleaned up? Another industrial site, another fence line community in the poorer part of town where the people of color live. There are thousands of brownfields all over America. How did it come to this? No one intended to damage the Earth and make humans sick. We blundered into it.

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