Environment And Nature
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.
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.
CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Illinois is getting a $130,000 federal grant to clean up and redevelop contaminated sites in southern Cook County.
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.
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…
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. | The new Miss America says there are more important things for people to worry about than her little red cup.
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…
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)
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.
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