Wednesday , 25 April 2018

April 11, 2018 E-News

Failure and a call for patience amid rising farm pollution of state waters:  Wisconsin is failing to keep farm pollution from fouling its water, says the leader of a nonprofit that represents conservation officers charged with enforcing state standards.  http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/failure-and-a-call-for-patience-amid-rising-farm-pollution/article_8bea2a1f-6958-56c9-bbfc-dfadedff0363.html#utm_source=host.madison.com&utm_campaign=%2Femail%2Fwsj-news%2F&utm_medium=email&utm_content=E255C8FC007FC062DAFC5D3E44F1A9223B095B5B

Marathon Co. board approves mining ordinance:  The Marathon County board approved an ordinance that would regulate mining in the county. The vote comes just several months before a new law goes into effect that would allow mining of copper and gold in Wisconsin.  http://www.waow.com/story/37925100/2018/04/10/marathon-co-board-voting-on-mining-ordinance

Fence built around Gaffney Peachoid water tower from ‘House of Cards’:  The local landmark was once part of a plot in a ‘House of Cards episode. Often likened to a baby’s bottom, it will not be the butt of tasteless jokes going forward.  https://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/nation/2018/04/03/fence-built-around-gaffney-peachoid-water-tower-house-cards/33521725/

Microplastics found in major brands of bottled water:  https://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/nation/2018/03/15/microplastics-found-major-brands-bottled-water/32950503/

Water agency approves $11B for California twin tunnels plan:  California’s largest water agency on Tuesday approved a nearly $11 billion plan to help fund two enormous tunnels, breathing new life into Gov. Jerry Brown’s ambitious and controversial plan to remake the state’s water system.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/energy-environment/water-agency-approves-11b-for-california-twin-tunnels-plan/2018/04/10/1deddac8-3d2a-11e8-955b-7d2e19b79966_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.f6867843801d

Report: Kinnickinnic River Among Top 10 Most Endangered Rivers:  A new report from a river conservation group lists a Wisconsin river as one of the top 10 most endangered rivers in the nation.  https://www.wpr.org/report-kinnickinnic-river-among-top-10-most-endangered-rivers

Groundwater Quality A Cause For Concern For Some Wisconsin Voters:  There are about 900,000 private wells in Wisconsin. People rely on the water for drinking, cooking and bathing. And some of them are worried, like Chris Bursian of Brodhead, who worries about his well getting contaminated with bacteria from manure from nearby farms.  https://www.wpr.org/groundwater-quality-cause-concern-some-wisconsin-voters

Quote:  “If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read:  “President Can’t Swim.”  Lyndon B. Johnson

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