DETROIT | New cars and trucks sold in the U.S. last year got an average of 23.6 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving, a record that came mainly through improvements to engines and transmissions, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
HOBART | Plans are going forward toward adding a sewer line and regional lift station to the final phase of the 61st Avenue improvement project, City Engineer Phil Gralik said.
SCHERERVILLE | Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson was the keynote speaker at the Shirley Heinze Land Trust's annual Community Luncheon last month at Briar Ridge Country Club.
PORTAGE | The environmental committee of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission on Thursday discussed the proposed Illiana Expressway without agreeing to a recommendation for a vote by the full board.
CHICAGO | Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has launched a new offensive against petroleum coke that's been piling up on the city's far southeast side.
Short span bridges traditionally are cast in concrete -- and plastic usually forms the fuel tanks in a car's undercarriage.
A few years ago, hundreds of region residents, business people, and leaders, came together on several occasions to help create the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission’s 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan.
A new owner has bought a large chunk of the former State Line Energy plant property in Hammond, including the historic Art Deco generating station where workers burned coal to produce electricity for more than eight decades.
NIPSCO is investing millions of dollars in pollution control equipment at its R.M. Schahfer Generating Station in Wheatfield and its Michigan City Generating Station. These projects will extend the life of these coal-fired plants while improving air quality.
CHICAGO | Environmental activists from the East Side and surrounding neighborhoods are working to make the public aware of the potential health hazards from mounds of petroleum coke stored openly along the Calumet River.
Visitors to Indiana's latest nature preserve will have to work a little harder than most sight-seers to take in the attraction.
Prairie State College sustainability coordinator Allessandra Cairo, center, accepts a Silver Campus Sustainability Compact Award during the 2013 Governor's Sustainability Awards. She is congratulated by Gary Miller, left, associate executive director of the Prairie Research Institute, and Er…
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Prairie State College recently was recognized for sustainability efforts during the Governor’s Sustainability Awards presented by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, a division of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
VALPARAISO | With Valparaiso's first two-lane roundabout set to open Friday, a few changes had to be made -- including removing contaminated soil from an old Civilian Conservation Corps camp.
Bordering Lake Michigan, Northwest Indiana is blessed with abundant water resources. Water accessibility promotes community health, stability and economic development. Unfortunately, not all parts of Indiana have this vital resource at their fingertips.
CHICAGO | The Illinois Department of Natural Resources published a first draft of Illinois' rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling Friday, and environmental groups quickly criticized them as violating the spirit of regulations that industry, environmentalists and lawmakers crafted together.
HAMMOND | Stakeholders gathered Friday at Purdue University Calumet for a seminar on the Grand Calumet River Area of Concern, touting successes on what was once deemed "the filthiest stream in the world."
An egret flies over Roxanna Marsh in East Chicago while feeding last summer. The Grand Calumet River, once dubbed "the filthiest stream in the world," is improving, thanks to multi-agency partnerhips and dredging projects.
Ready-mix concrete maker Ozinga Bros. has been saving a significant amount of money by fueling its distinctive candy-striped trucks with natural gas, and is making the alternative fuel more accessible to the general public.
The process of dredging the Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal has begun, and it's going to be a lengthy process.
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