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Protecting the waters of Lake Michigan

Feb 4, 2015
More on the "legal water fence" that surrounds the Great Lakes basin.
Downtown Wakesha.

Waukesha: A spa town that took its water for granted

Feb 3, 2015
Cities hit water problems even in wet regions, and finding a new source of water is difficult.
Posted In: local economy, water, waukesha

Cider makers think Vermont could be their Napa Valley

Feb 2, 2015
Cider is expected to rise to 5 percent of the beer market in the next five years.
Posted In: apples, hard cider, Vermont

MARKETPLACE #WATERLOG PICTURE CONTEST

Jan 30, 2015
In honor of our series on water, win a water bottle.

NASA's new satellite attracts data-hungry businesses

Jan 29, 2015
Satellite with moisture-sensitive sensors will orbit Earth to peer into the dirt.
Posted In: NASA, drought, floods

Aging power grid has more turning to generators

Jan 27, 2015
An estimated 7 percent of new homes come with a backup generator.
Posted In: blizzard, snow storm, power

Will global temperature rise inspire a behavior shift?

Jan 23, 2015
2014 was the hottest year on record. What's next for climate change policy and economics?
Posted In: climate change, global warming, sustainability, Economics
An official from oil-and-gas producer Encana Corp shows off a handful of sand at a fracking site in Colorado.

States play catch-up with sand mining

Jan 19, 2015
In Wisconsin, sand mines go uninspected, fines are modest and some rules have lapsed.
Posted In: fracking, sand, Wisconsin
Bees in Los Angeles collect nectar from a flower.

Itinerant bees play an important role in economy

Jan 16, 2015
Without bees, we'd lose $15 billion each year in the U.S. – and $100 billion globally.
Posted In: bees, Environment, Agriculture

Frac sand companies get creative with local politics

Jan 16, 2015
When a Wisconsin county tried to shut them out, sand companies found a way in.
Posted In: fracking, sand, Wisconsin

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