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Sunset in Wisconsin
When I learned that our two Initiatives interns, Stephanie Dresen and Thomas Foellmi, both grew up in Racine and Portage—Wisconsin cities so defined by water—I asked them to consider what effect that has had on their lives to-date.

An international group of researchers recently published a paper in Science warning that humanity has crossed four of nine planetary boundaries—the biophysical parameters within

Developed shoreline on a small Wisconsin lake

How can we influence shoreland property owners to make lake-friendly decisions?

Little Plover River Runs Dry, Barb Feltz

The campaign TV ads have stopped, the robocalls have ended, and the campaign literature is on the way to the recycle bin.

Between 2002 and 2003, I was one of more than 700 hundred Wisconsin citizens who participated in the Wisconsin Academy’s Waters of Wisconsin (WOW) initiative.

Sandra Postel, director of the Global Water Policy Project, discusses local and global water challenges as part of the Wisconsin Academy’s renewed Waters of Wisconsin Initiative.

The lakes of the Yahara Watershed—Mendota, Monona, Waubesa, and Kegonsa—define Dane County, adding grace, beauty, and recreational opportunity to Wisconsin’s S

Gloeotrichia echinulata colonies look like pale green to light olive-green pinhead-sized spheres in the water. Photo by Gina LaLiberte/DNR

Unsightly multi-colored algal blooms appeared earlier than usual on lakes across Wisconsin in the summer of 2012.

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