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What happens when 75 thoughtful Wisconsin leaders come together to tackle a challenge?  Good things!

On the Wisconsin DNR's change of language on climate change, and the Academy's renewed commitment to science.

Cities such as Eau Claire are well positioned to lead in addressing climate change through a variety of municipal projects to increase efficiency, develop renewable energy, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

More than a decade has passed since the first statewide Waters of Wisconsin (WOW) conversation, and the publication of its definitive report Waters of Wi

Waukesha is the first community to successfully receive permission to buy water from the Great Lakes (specifically, Lake Michigan) under the 2008 Great Lakes Compact.

Is the diversion of Lake Michigan waters Waukesha's only option to secure "a safe and sustainable source of water for its residents"?

Planetary Boundaries: Global Guardrails for Humanity

If climate change was the star of the recently concluded Paris Climate Conference (COP21), ecology played a key supporting role.

Recently, the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism (WCIJ) began publishing a series titled Failure at the Faucet, examining state water quality and supply issues.

Last summer, when Wisconsin Academy Executive Director Jane Elder and I began planning programs and publications around the United Nations 21st Conference of the

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Our culture is obsessed with productivity. How many times have you answered the question “How have you been?” with “Really busy, and you?” And so, we invent tools to help us get things done.

Why aren’t we making more progress on improving water quality in our lakes and rivers, despite decades of effort? One solution we often hear is the need for more science.

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