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DNR: Friday’s local air quality is ‘unhealthy’

RACINE and KENOSHA – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on Friday warned that the air quality index is expected to reach the red, or “unhealthy,” level. The air quality advisory for Racine and Kenosha counties runs through 11 p.m. The air quality advisory means that people with lung ailments (such as asthma), heart […]

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Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza found in poultry flock, Racine is 3rd county in Wisconsin with positive tests

MADISON – A case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), otherwise known as “bird flu,” has been confirmed by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) in Racine County. For this case, samples were sent in and tested by the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and then confirmed by the National Veterinary Services […]

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UPDATE: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Extends Air Quality Advisory for Ozone

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has extended the air quality advisory for ozone (orange). Start: Tuesday, July 27 – 3:30 p.m. End: Wednesday, July 28 – 11 p.m. Counties: Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee, Ozaukee & Sheboygan Comments: The air quality index (AQI) is expected to reach the UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS level. Sensitive groups, including […]

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Issues Air Quality Advisory for Ozone

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has issued an air quality advisory for ozone (red). Start: Friday, July 23 – 11 a.m. CDT End: Saturday, July 24 – 12 a.m. CDT Counties: Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Kewaunee, & Door Comments: The air quality index (AQI) is expected to reach the UNHEALTHY level. Active […]

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources: Wearing A Life Jacket Saves Lives

It’s peak boating season, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds boaters that wearing a life jacket could save your life. To date, 16 people have died in boating incidents so far this year in Wisconsin. Operator inexperience, inattention, recklessness, and speeding are the four leading causes of tragic watercraft crashes, and the leading cause […]

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Wisconsin Supreme Court weighs state power to protect water from farm pollutants

By Royce Podeszwa, WisPolitics.com Jim Malewitz, Wisconsin Watch The state Supreme Court on Monday hears arguments in a case that could determine whether the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources failed to adequately protect water from manure pollution when awarding a permit to a giant dairy farm in northeastern Wisconsin — or whether the agency lacks […]

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UW-Parkside joins with local, state, and federal partners on Pike River stream restoration

SOMERS, Wis. – Through the hard work of UW-Parkside faculty and students along with the leadership of Jim Kreuser, Kenosha County Executive and UW-Parkside alum (’83, ’86), a portion of the Pike River winding through Petrifying Springs Park is on the mend. The Pike River watershed flows through Racine and Kenosha counties in an area […]