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Study: Asian cave drawings as old as European ones

WASHINGTON | Ancient cave drawings in Indonesia are as old as famous prehistoric art in Europe, according to a new study that shows our ancestors were drawing all over the world 40,000 years ago.

October 08, 2014 12:11 pm

Asian carp DNA found in southwestern Michigan

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. | Genetic material from Asian carp has been found in the Kalamazoo River in southwestern Michigan, but there's no indication the invasive fish have become established in the river that flows into Lake Michigan, officials said Tuesday.

October 07, 2014 4:02 pm

U of I gets grant for work in south Cook County

CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Illinois is getting a $130,000 federal grant to clean up and redevelop contaminated sites in southern Cook County.

October 03, 2014 7:35 am
EPA releases plan to improve Great Lakes

EPA releases plan to improve Great Lakes

CHICAGO | The Obama administration announced an updated five-year plan for restoring the Great Lakes on Wednesday, calling for accelerated efforts to address toxic pollution, invasive species and farm runoff and restore plant and wildlife habitat.

September 24, 2014 1:23 pm

Obama urges world to follow U.S. lead on climate

UNITED NATIONS | In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Tuesday to follow the United States' lead on the issue, even as a United Nations summit revealed the many obstacles that still stand in the way of wider agreements t…

September 23, 2014 6:15 pm

Miss America: More to worry about than red cup

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. | The new Miss America says there are more important things for people to worry about than her little red cup.

September 15, 2014 12:45 pm Related
Seismic activity calms down near Iceland volcano

Seismic activity calms down near Iceland volcano

A plume of smoke rises from the lava eruption on Holuhraun, northwest of the Dyngjujoekull glacier in Iceland, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Lava fountains danced along a lengthy volcanic fissure near Iceland's subglacial Bardarbunga volcano Sunday, prompting authorities to raise the aviation warni…

September 02, 2014 12:38 pm
Deterrence a goal and challenge at Texas border

Deterrence a goal and challenge at Texas border

A Customs and Border Protection vehicle patrols on the Texas border near the Rio Grande, Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Mission, Texas. Texas is spending $1.3 million a week for a bigger DPS presence along the border. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool)

July 25, 2014 11:00 pm

Volunteer outdoors in Hammond with Save the Dunes

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.

April 24, 2014 12:00 am
Artificial cooling tricky topic for climate panel

Artificial cooling tricky topic for climate panel

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.

April 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos


Asian carp bill would cost NWI economy

Asian carp bill would cost NWI economy

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…

February 05, 2014 5:30 pm
Study: Physical, electric barriers best Asian carp defenses

Study: Physical, electric barriers best Asian carp defenses

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…

January 29, 2014 11:45 am Photos


Purdue app helps homeowners identify trees

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. | Is that a red mulberry or a slippery elm in the backyard? An Eastern red cedar or a Scotch pine?

October 18, 2013 11:30 am
Great Lakes program inspires rare bipartisanship

Great Lakes program inspires rare bipartisanship

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. | Nowhere has the fervor to cut government down to size been more dramatically on display than in the industrial Midwest.

September 15, 2013 6:45 pm Photos


Scientists find plastic in all of Great Lakes

Scientists have found tiny plastic particles in all of the Great Lakes.

September 01, 2013 1:35 pm

New fund aims to improve Calumet, Chicago rivers

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.

August 07, 2013 5:40 pm
A tree grows at New Tech

A tree grows at New Tech

June 19, 2013 12:00 am
Yellowstone focuses on Old Faithful geology

Yellowstone focuses on Old Faithful geology

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.

June 02, 2013 12:00 am

Protesters across globe rally against Monsanto

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.

May 27, 2013 12:22 am

Jury convicts Crestwood official of lying about water

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.

April 29, 2013 12:23 pm
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