by Susan DeVos | 07/17/2013 - 8:32am

Improvements have been made, but Madison's parts still are not very bus-friendly

by Xin Wang | 07/12/2013 - 10:23am

Biking is a healthy way to travel, but new studies describe difficulties bikers face in sharing the road with cars

by Yilang Peng | 06/27/2013 - 1:00am

East of Curtis Prairie at the UW-Madison Arboretum sit four long parallel swales – low-lying, wet stretches of land – and several ponds. Here, on a day in early May, sounds of traffic from the Beltline Highway mixed with birdsong from nearby woods. Three turkeys wandered along the swales.

Before new growth from the spring filled in, remnants of dead cattails from previous years stood out prominently. Alive, they piled up in the wetlands, dominating other plant life, especially in the easternmost swale.

Tags: Environment
by Sean Kirkby | 06/24/2013 - 12:12pm

Members of Boy Scouts Troop 34 build a bench out of urban wood that will sit outside Trinity Lutheran Church (Sean Kirkby/Madison Commons)Members of Boy Scouts Troop 34 build a bench out of urban wood that will sit outside Trinity Lutheran Church (Sean Kirkby/Madison Commons)

Despite rain that canceled many of the Atwood Urban Forest Fest’s events, a small group of neighbors, churchgoers and environmental advocates showcased objects made from urban wood Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church on Winnebago Street.

by Scott Girard | 06/12/2013 - 7:20pm

Dane County Board of Supervisors bans investment in fossil fuel businesses

Tags: Environment, City
by Sean Kirkby | 06/06/2013 - 1:01pm

Dane County’s program for recycling hazardous waste, Clean Sweep, will soon undergo changes that the county says will improve efficiency and customer service. Other changes, such as new fees, have already been in effect since the county opened its new year-round location in May.

by Emily Eggleston | 05/13/2013 - 8:05am

Bike to Work Week is back with events all week around Madison

by Taylor Harvey | 04/30/2013 - 7:16am

National Sierra Club director shares tales of climate change, empowers local chapter at anniversary fest

by Susan Endres | 04/16/2013 - 11:28am

Some think bees make good neighbors, others disagree

by Yilang Peng | 04/03/2013 - 7:43am

Audio and photo previews of spring harbingers, soon to emerge from frozen ground, return from migrations

by Yilang Peng | 03/26/2013 - 7:05pm

Explore the long term impacts of winter road salt use on Madison's roads, ecosystems, and watershed