It's an arcane issue and hard to put into kitchen-table English, but let us try... "It" is phosphorus pollution, a hot topic in the Capitol right now.  The River Alliance pays attention to it because phosphorus is the greatest pollution threat to rivers. As a fertilizer, it does a great job... Read More

Shoreland  Zoning  rules are one of those things that feel seemingly impossible to talk about (though we sure have written about it a whole lot ). They are obtuse rules filled with jargon like impervious surface standards and non-conforming structures but for all that, they matter a... Read More

Algae Blooms Could Get Worse If Legislature Weakens Phosphorus Rules Phosphorus is the number one cause of pollution to Wisconsin lakes and rivers. While you cannot see or smell phosphorus in the water, it does its job as a fertilizer: it grows unsightly, smelly algae; some of those algae... Read More

There may be only three rivers separating Minnesota and Wisconsin, but a political "tale of two states" is emerging, encapsulated in University of Minnesota political scientist Lawrence Jacobs' comparison of the two neighbors and the new phenomenon of the sharply divergent politics. One... Read More

Waukesha Water Utility holds Informational meetings in Oak Creek tonight, Racine tomorrow night on Lake Michigan Diversion Application. Recently, the River Alliance told you about the City of Waukesha's application for a diversion of Lake Michigan water to serve municipal water needs. The... Read More