Issue #308 June 15, 2016

Starlight VS. Streetlight

ensuring the LED revolution doesn’t worsen light pollution in the Valley

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

All over the world, the stars are vanishing. This is not the plot to a sci-fi thriller: It’s reality, as light pollution from our streets, businesses, and dwellings squeezes out the comparatively faint light ...

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Issue #306 May 18, 2016

Feathers Will Fly

Great Wisconsin Birdathon participants race to count as many species as they can

Bill Hogseth, photos by Margo Dolan

The Chippewa Valley is home to some of the most diverse bird habitats in the entire state of Wisconsin. From the gigantic floodplain forests of the Tiffany Wildlife Area to the expansive oak savannas ...

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Issue #306 May 18, 2016

Whither Whoo's?

museum forms committee to find permanent home for beloved pagoda

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Two years ago this month, one of the Chippewa Valley’s most beloved – and quirkiest – landmarks was saved from demolition with the help of the Chippewa Valley Museum ...

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Issue #305 May 4, 2016

Urban Wood Program Honored

V1 Staff

An effort to turn downed Eau Claire trees into furniture and other useful products instead of wood chips has garnered a statewide award. The Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council has honored the partnership between the City of Eau Claire and Madison ...

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Issue #305 May 4, 2016

Xcel's Solar Garden Gets Ok

V1 Staff

Xcel Energy says it’s moving ahead with a community solar garden on Eau Claire’s south side. The April 28 announcement by the utility provider came just days after the Eau Claire City Council approved a lease with San Francisco-based solar developer Pristine Sun ...

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