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World Cancer Day reminds us to look at complex causes of disease

Feb 01, 2018

Maternal Fetal Medicine physician and MEA board member Susan Davidson describes how science is evolving in understanding the links between environmental toxins and cancer and birth defects.

Five CAFOs get one hearing leaving Kewaunee residents concerned about water quality

Dec 08, 2017

Citizens express anger and frustration at November 28 hearing for five CAFO approvals or expansions.

Kewaunee County action alert: five draft CAFO permits get a public hearing on Tuesday

Nov 22, 2017

What residents need to know before a Tuesday, November 28th public hearing on five expanding CAFO water pollution permits.

Harvest Season: a Q&A with CSA farmer and MEA staffer Lauren Rudersdorf

Nov 20, 2017

We ask Lauren how she got into farming, why Wisconsin is a great place for sustainable agriculture and what it's like to work for Midwest Environmental Advocates.

Citizen Groups Challenge DBA v. DNR Settlement

Nov 17, 2017

Settlement goes too far in limiting science-based decision making and pollution prevention.

Top Five Reasons to Oppose the Wetland Destruction Bill

Oct 26, 2017

A bill is drawing criticism from conservation leaders and sporting groups: AB 547 and SB 600 would make it easier to build on wetlands that aren’t connected to navigable waters.


Three cheers for Backyard Hero Dave Clausen

Oct 25, 2017

Celebrating the service of Amery-area conservationist, retired veterinarian and former Natural Resources Board Chairman, Dave Clausen, MEA's new board president.

Law clerks learn about community lawyering and environmental justice

Oct 19, 2017

Their experience giving service and gaining experience at Midwest Environmental Advocates is "affirming," "meaningful" and "enlightening."

Midwest Environmental Advocates Legal Fellow Awarded California Indian Law Association Honor

Oct 12, 2017

Velasquez first to receive the diversity bar review scholarship

Welcome Equal Justice Works Fellow Jacklyn Velasquez

Oct 12, 2017

A generous two-year fellowship will help Midwest Environmental Advocates expand our capacity to serve Tribal communities and improve state environmental law enforcement.