Wisconsin Watch, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Sustainability Institute will team up to discuss issues along the Mississippi River.
Floodplain forests play a pivotal role in the river ecosystem – creating wildlife habitat, improving water quality, storing carbon and slowing flooding. But they’re disappearing.
Recent rainfall across parts of the Midwest helps, but it may not alleviate a serious drought in the region.
A proposed pig CAFO spurred five northwest Wisconsin towns to regulate big farms. After one rescinded its ordinance, others wonder if they’ll face lawsuits.
The lingering presence of wildfire smoke has made for an unusual start to summer across the Midwest. It also comes during a near-record drought crisping fields across the Corn Belt and the threat of hotter summers to come.
Arid conditions are expected to persist in eastern Iowa, Missouri, Illinois and Wisconsin. River barges are affected, too.
Water system operators are stretched thin, covering around-the-clock responsibilities to keep water running safely and reliably.
Federal agriculture funding is a vital resource, but immigrant producers face language and cultural obstacles to benefiting from it.
Canadian wildfire smoke brought air quality alerts to the Midwest. Such episodes will grow more common as the earth warms, climate experts say.
Los fondos federales para la agricultura son recursos esenciales, pero los productores inmigrantes se enfrentan con barreras lingüísticas y culturales que no les permiten sacar provecho de ellos
Black and indigenous organizers from across the Mississippi River basin called to grant the river legal standing at a summit in late May. It’s part of a nascent movement that has won meaningful success abroad and is picking up steam in the U.S., with far-reaching implications.
Scientists have released their 2023 forecast for the so-called “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico — predicting it will be around 4,100 square miles this summer.