Laura Schulte, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Laura Schulte

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Wausau, WI, United States

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Recent articles by Laura:

These 3 bills from a bipartisan group of lawmakers seek to improve Wisconsin's water quality

Bills from a bipartisan group of lawmakers are aimed at improving Wisconsin's water quality, especially when it comes to nitrate and salt pollution. → Read More

New DNR Secretary calls on Legislature to 'step up' in protecting the state's waters

Adam Payne, in his first public appearance before the Natural Resources Board, said Wisconsin needs to catch up to other state on water protection. → Read More

'Forever chemicals' in freshwater fish more risky than those in drinking water, study says

Eating one locally caught freshwater fish can equal drinking 'forever chemical' contaminated water for a month, a study on PFAS, PFOS found. → Read More

'Forever chemicals' in Great Lakes fish more risky than PFAS in drinking water, study says

A study published in Environmental Research finds consuming freshwater fish leads to more PFAS in the human body than drinking water. → Read More

'Forever chemicals' from Marinette firefighting foam plant are in Lake Michigan, UW researchers find

UW researchers have been able to trace PFAS found in Bay of Green Bay back to the Tyco Fire Products facility in Marinette. → Read More

Tony Evers names Sheboygan County Administrator Adam Payne as the next leader of the Department of Natural Resources

Payne, who served as the Sheboygan County executive for 24 years, will succeed Preston Cole as DNR secretary in Tony Evers' cabinet. → Read More

A 'complete and utter shock': Wells in an Oneida County town have 'forever chemicals' 160 times over state standards

Private wells in the town of Stella tested positive for high levels of PFAS; residents are unable to safely drink the water. → Read More

Testing for 'forever chemicals' lacking for tribal water systems

A study by researchers at the PFAS Project Lab found the EPA has sampled tribal water systems at a lower rate than non-tribal systems. → Read More

Secretary Karen Timberlake steps down from Department of Health Services

Karen Timberlake is stepping down from the agency after overseeing the state's vaccine rollout and response to monkeypox → Read More

Kewaunee County dairy farmer, 2 others charged with over-spreading manure, falsifying documents

So much manure was spread that Lake Michigan tributaries had E. coli readings 100 times higher than the levels that would close a public beach. → Read More

Shooting outside Capitol building leaves one injured; suspect still at large

A series of shots were fired half a block from the Capitol building Tuesday afternoon on State Street in Madison. → Read More

Preston Cole to step down as secretary of Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources

Preston Cole oversaw the Wisconsin DNR's renewed focus on the impacts of climate change and oversaw measures to ensure clean drinking water in the state. → Read More

Josh Kaul defeats Eric Toney to win second term as Wisconsin attorney general in 2022 midterm election

Democrat Josh Kaul defeated challenger Republican Eric Toney in attorney general race in 2022 midterm elections in Wisconsin. → Read More

Peshtigo files lawsuit against producers of toxic 'forever chemicals'

Peshtigo is seeking repayment for investments the town has made to deal with PFAS contamination stemming from the Tyco property in Marinette. → Read More

Mineral exploration company asks DNR for permission to drill in Chequamegon National Forest

GreenLight Metals is asking for permission to start mineral exploration this winter in the Chequamegon National Forest → Read More

Saukville warning residents about high levels of 'forever chemicals' in drinking water

Saukville is the latest municipality to find elevated levels of PFAS in its public water supply. → Read More

Heavy rains throughout Milwaukee area lead to first sewer overflow of 2022

Some areas of Milwaukee got nearly 7.5 inches of rain over the weekend, putting stress on Milwaukee's combined sewer system → Read More

$4.5 million in federal funding to go toward conservation projects including Cedar Gorge in Ozaukee County

Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday announced the funding for the projects that were previously rejected by lawmakers. → Read More

Robin Vos beats primary opponent Adam Steen, overcoming Donald Trump's campaign against him

Vos defeated Adam Steen, all but ensuring his re-election in his Republican-leaning district in southeastern Wisconsin. → Read More

Wisconsin DNR recommends water systems notify customers of even low levels of 'forever chemical' in drinking water

The Wisconsin DNR is recommending that communities inform residents of any detectable PFAS contaminations. → Read More