environment

Restoration Initiative
5:34 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Great Lakes Action Plan Adjusts For Climate Change

Lake Superior, Upper Peninsula, Michigan.
Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

There's a new plan for improving the health of the Great Lakes. The Environmental Protection Agency released its Great Lakes Restoration Initiative's action plan today at a meeting of the region's mayors in Chicago. 

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-Illinois
5:31 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Local Governments To Receive More Than $1.5 Million In Grants From Illinois EPA

A number of local governments across Illinois are getting money to inspect pollution-control facilities and to investigate complaints about illegal dumping.

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More Trash?
2:25 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Appellate Court Weighing Case Against DeKalb Landfill Expansion

Members of "Stop the Mega-Dump" plot their next move on the steps of the Second District Appellate Court in Elgin.
Susan Stephens WNIJ

The proposed expansion of the DeKalb County landfill is now in the hands of three appellate court judges.

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Environment
5:22 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Stricter Rules On Groundwater Contaminant

about.com

A new law is making it tougher for dry cleaners to use a carcinogenic chemical that has been found in groundwater.

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Environment
8:33 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Illinois Officials Target Gypsy Moths

Illinois officials are trying to combat the spread of gypsy moths responsible for weakening and killing trees in northern areas of the state.  The department uses federal funds to spray bacteria and in some cases...pheremones to confuse the male moths during mating. Nancy Williams with the Illinois Department of Agriculture says the program is not intended to kill off all of the moths, but to at least slow their spread. 

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