On December 27, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced changes to the Mercury Air Toxics Standard (MATS) established in 2012. EPA will accept comments on the proposed changes for 60 days after publication in the Federal Register, which was expected to occur by mid-January. The MATS requires reduction of mercury air emissions from electric utility coal and oil fired boilers. … More Will the U.S. EPA Back Away from Reducing Mercury Pollution?
Climate change presents growing challenges to human health and safety, quality of life, and the rate of economic growth in the United States. … More New Federal Report Predicts Increasing Environmental and Ecological Costs due to Climate Change in the United States.
On October 1st, Tom Hauge presented testimony to the Joint Committee on the Review of Administrative Rules (JCRAR) regarding an emergency rule enacted by DNR to strengthen deer farm fencing regulations and regulate the transport of deer carcasses. … More Green Fire testifies on CWD Emergency Rules
Attended by over 100 members, the Wisconsin’s Green Fire (WGF) 2018 Annual Meeting caused much philosophical pondering and also provided some concrete ideas on how to make connections. … More What if we knew Nature loved us? How would we act differently?
By Curt Meine I recently found myself in an end-of-the-workday discussion with a younger colleague about the state of conservation in Wisconsin. In response to recent political developments, she was exasperated and bewildered. “When I was in college in the ‘90s, we looked to the older generation and wondered what there was left for us … More Reclaiming Wisconsin’s legacy of conservation leadership
Intro by James Perry, Ph.D., Campus Executive Officer and Dean Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley. Just how widespread is the concern for what is taking place with respect to the wise management of Wisconsin’s natural resources and our environment? Those who are currently in control of the political landscape would have people believe that it’s a fringe … More Concern for Wisconsin environment more broad than you might think
Scientists form new group to address threats to Wisconsin’s natural resources Wisconsin’s Green Fire: Voices for Conservation has been formed in response to recent developments at the state and national level that threaten science-based practices and long- term vision in natural resources management. [Madison, WI – April 21, 2017] Once regarded as a national leader … More Scientists form new group to address threats to Wisconsin’s natural resources