by Megan Duncan | 02/20/2018 - 11:15am

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The Wisconsin Historical Museum and its partners aim for what could be a $240 million redevelopment project along the Capital Square


by Jack Kelly | 06/26/2017 - 10:47am

The Madison Community Foundation announced Tuesday their second of 12 major grants totaling roughly $1 million, this time turning their attention to Madison’s lakeside parks and beach conditions.

Back to the Beach, as the second initiative will be known, involves a partnership between MCF and Clean Lakes Alliance, according to an MCF statement. With the program the two organizations are looking to “reimagine Madison-area beaches.”

by Mason Muerhoff | 06/09/2017 - 6:27am

In medicine, early detection can make or break your recovery from an illness. MRI technology helps us find muscle tissue damage and internal bleeding. CAT scans can help us find tumors fast enough to begin cancer treatment.

Just as infections can spread throughout the body, an infection can also spread across a landscape. The equivalent of an ecosystem-sized pathogen is an invasive species. But when it comes to invasive zebra mussels infesting local lakes, early warning systems are not enough.

Tags: Environment
by Simpson Street Free Press | 05/31/2017 - 11:55am

A tiny creature is making a big splash in Dane County 

Tags: Environment
by Lauren Ann Sklba | 04/27/2017 - 8:50am

Green recycling bins line up behind Madison homes. Get the details on proper use in Madison Streets Division’s Recyclopedia. (Photo: Lauren Ann Sklba)Green recycling bins line up behind Madison homes. Get the details on proper use in Madison Streets Division’s Recyclopedia. (Photo: Lauren Ann Sklba)


At the end of March, the Streets Division of Madison released the 2017 Recyclopedia.

Tags: Environment
by Samantha Loomis | 03/28/2017 - 10:16am

Usually when we encounter bees we worry about what they will do to us—sting us, crawl into our pop cans  or buzz around our homes while we crouch in the corner wielding a broomstick. However, in the city of Madison, bees are being recognized as an important part of the local ecology and urban agriculture. 

by Trina La Susa | 03/21/2017 - 7:15am

The Madison Common Council will vote on this resolution at their meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m.

by Trina La Susa | 02/24/2017 - 3:59pm

Madison community members gathered on Monday evening for a belated Valentine's Day event discussing Dane County's relationship with clean energy

Tags: Environment
by Community Shares | 01/20/2017 - 10:21am

Community Shares, a partner of Madison Commons, recognizes two volunteers each month. The volunteers come from Community Shares' member groups and are selected for their service to the community and to community issues.


(John Urban/Community Shares)(John Urban/Community Shares)


Joann Kelley, Sustain Dane

by Maija Inveiss | 01/11/2017 - 3:54pm

While the executive director of Community Shares of Wisconsin changed this week, the goals and structure of the organization will remain the same.

by Trina La Susa | 01/04/2017 - 12:39pm

During Wisconsin's long winter, Graft’s still works to find ingredients from close to home

by Trina La Susa | 12/22/2016 - 9:35am

Beginners beekeeping classes are taught in the Madison area from January through May

Tags: Food, Environment