Posted on 06 October 2013 in Frac sand, Government, Health & Welfare, Latest
Like some other west-central Wisconsin residents, Frances and Dean Sayles are frustrated with the state Department of Natural Resources’ lack of a comprehensive approach to addressing concerns surrounding potential health problems from crystalline silica dust. Now some residents, academics, local government officials and even a frac sand producer have begun taking action.
Posted on 27 September 2013 in Environment, Government, Health & Welfare, Latest
By Ron Seely
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Prions — the infectious, deformed proteins that cause chronic wasting disease in deer — can be taken up by plants such as alfalfa, corn and tomatoes, according to new research from the National Wildlife Health Center in Madison.
The research further demonstrated that stems and leaves from tainted plants were [...]
Posted on 28 July 2013 in Economy, Environment, Latest
Tribal officials and a treaty law expert say the Iron County camp, dubbed a harvest camp by Ojibwe, or Chippewa, lays the foundation for a possible legal case invoking their federal treaty rights.
Posted on 19 May 2013 in Latest
Chemicals in our environment thought to mimic or block hormones have pervaded our waters at trace amounts, raising concerns for fish, wildlife and humans. On our project page, see all the Center’s stories, photos and multimedia in this ongoing investigation.
Posted on 19 May 2013 in Environment, Latest
Minnesota researchers have found endocrine disruptors in nearly every lake they’ve tested.
Posted on 21 April 2013 in Environment, Health & Welfare, Latest, Sidebar
The four groups of chemicals that trigger consumption advisories — PCBs, mercury, dioxins and PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfate) — have all been associated with endocrine disruption.
Posted on 21 April 2013 in Environment, Government, Health & Welfare, Sidebar
Emails from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Posted on 21 April 2013 in Environment, Government, Health & Welfare, Latest
Endocrine disruptors have been called a “global threat” to people and wildlife, but Wisconsin is lagging behind Minnesota in testing its waters for them.