Environment And Nature
WASHINGTON | The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May.
HAMMOND | In celebration of Earth Day, Save the Dunes’ Stewardship Program will hold a volunteer event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at its Cline Avenue Dune & Swale Nature Preserve in Hammond.
BERLIN | It's Plan B in the fight against climate change: cooling the planet by sucking heat-trapping CO2 from the air or reflecting sunlight back into space.
A member of Congress from Michigan has introduced a bill that would require separating Lake Michigan from the Mississippi River watershed in the Chicago area to block the path of Asian carp and other invasive species, which could cause an estimated loss of $1.9 billion to Northwest Indiana's…
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. | Placing dam-like structures in Chicago waterways would be an almost foolproof method of preventing Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan, while a less pricey electric barrier system also has solid prospects for shielding the Great Lakes from the invasive fish, accordi…
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. | Is that a red mulberry or a slippery elm in the backyard? An Eastern red cedar or a Scotch pine?
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. | Nowhere has the fervor to cut government down to size been more dramatically on display than in the industrial Midwest.
Scientists have found tiny plastic particles in all of the Great Lakes.
CHICAGO | A new public-private fund will begin accepting proposals for projects to improve the Calumet and Chicago rivers as part of a sweeping plan to improve quality of life and the economy in the Chicago area and Northwest Indiana, partners in the effort said Wednesday.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Geyser experts plan to spend three days in Yellowstone next week pooling their knowledge about the Old Faithful area's geology to help guide future decisions about construction in the park's most popular destination.
LOS ANGELES | Protesters rallied in dozens of cities Saturday as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces, organizers said.
CHICAGO | After a former suburban Chicago water official was convicted Monday for lying about secretly mixing carcinogen-tainted well water into the village's drinking supply, the sense of bitterness and betrayal among residents remained.
The vista of Yosemite Valley stunned me: a majestic waterfall, soaring granite, and a winding river flowing through an endless stretch of pine trees.
CHICAGO | A prosecutor told jurors before they began deliberations Friday that a one-time suburban Chicago water official lied about drawing village water from a well tainted with a cancer-causing chemical, while her attorney declared her a scapegoat of an inner circle of powerful men.
Theresa Neubauer, the former water supervisor in Crestwood, enters the federal court in Chicago on Tuesday. Closing arguments were Friday in the case for Neubauer who is accused of lying about how the village drew drinking water from a well tainted with a cancer-causing chemical. She has ple…
GARY | Join the celebration of Earth Day and National Park Week at the annual Green Gary and Junior Ranger Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Douglas Center, 100 N. Lake St. in the Miller neighborhood.
CHICAGO | The trial has started for a former Crestwood water official accused of lying about how the village drew drinking water from a tainted well for decades, apparently to save money.
The Board of Directors of Shirley Heinze Land Trust has elected Margaret Williford as its new president.
BANGKOK (AP) — Musicians, take note: Next time you travel abroad, you might need a passport — for your instrument.
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