Latest DNR Stories

2011-04-20 08:37:21

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Surgical patients with do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders appear to be at a higher risk for poor surgical outcomes, according to a new study. "Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders preclude the use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in a clinically unresponsive, pulseless patient," according to background information provided by the authors. Approximately 70 percent of patients in the United States die with a DNR order. "Patients with a DNR order consent to a variety of...

2008-09-02 00:00:12

By Sean Ryan Unless something unexpected crops up, New Berlin's application to buy Lake Michigan water should gain state approval. "I'm certainly not aware of any new problematic issues," said Todd Ambs, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Water Division administrator. "But we'll do what they call our due diligence." The DNR last year reviewed a preliminary application about New Berlin's plan to buy an additional 3.6 million gallons of water from Milwaukee a day and found no...

2008-08-25 03:00:26

By Reinsch, Lee Marie Eight years into the cleanup of the lower Fox River, tons of toxins have been removed, and proponents of clean water see light at the end of the culvert. "We want what's best for the river, and from everything I've been involved with in the process, both the EPA and the DNR are really trying to do their best to clean it up," says Candice Mortara, president of Friends of the Fox advocacy group. The lower Fox River's PCB contamination, believed to have been caused at...

2008-08-11 21:00:25

By PAMELA WOOD and LIAM FARRELL Staff Writers The Department of Natural Resources is under renewed scrutiny for spending Program Open Space money on indoor recreation projects such as the county's new aquatics center in Glen Burnie. In an audit released last week, the independent state Office of Legislative Audits found the practice violates the intent of Program Open Space. The program, which is funded by a tax that's paid when property is sold, is supposed to pay for "outdoor...

2008-07-03 18:00:00

By T.J. GREANEY A recent round of water-quality testing at the Lake of the Ozarks indicates that five of 53 coves tested positive for high levels of E. coli bacteria. This is the second E. coli test this year, and both have shown unsafe bacteria levels in certain parts of the lake. But officials at the Missouri Department of Natural Resources said swimmers over the Fourth of July weekend should be safe if they exercise normal precautions. "The take-away message is: We're asking folks to...

2008-06-20 03:00:00

By Lee Bergquist and Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 20--Rains and widespread flooding earlier this month prompted 161 Wisconsin communities to discharge hundreds of millions of gallons of untreated sewage into waterways, the state Department of Natural Resources said. The onslaught of water also washed untold quantities of manure, fertilizer, fuel, chemicals and other pollutants into streams and lakes. The total volume of sewer overflows is not yet known, but large-scale...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'