PORTAGE | Two new industries, both in the recycling business, are eyeing Portage.
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…
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WASHINGTON | The government will rewrite sweeping new food safety rules after farmers complained that earlier proposals could hurt business, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday.
As the Lake County Solid Waste Management District Board prepares to hire a new director, it should focus not just on reducing costs but also on setting a new direction for the agency.
EAST CHICAGO | Removing the risk to human health caused by more than a century of lead and arsenic contamination in soil in one East Chicago neighborhood is the top priority of a $26 million settlement reached this week, officials said.
GARY | Get a preview of the upcoming documentary film “Shifting Sands” at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education, 100 N. Lake St. A 10-minute trailer for the film will be shown. Then, join the film’s executive producer, …
The Hoosier Environmental Council has found what it is calling environmental injustices in Northwest Indiana.
The south suburbs will become a little greener this year thanks to an effort by the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association and its partners to plan, promote, and construct green infrastructure throughout the region.
VALPARAISO | Seven Porter County farmers, backed by the Porter County Soil and Water Conservation District, recently formed an On Farm Network group to learn more about how to apply nitrogen to their fields more efficiently through the use of cornstalk testing for nitrates and other tools.
VALPARAISO | The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County is poised to boost the annual fee charged of each household from $15 to $20.
VALPARAISO | The city is again offering free pet waste bag dispensers to city residents.
Birthday balloons are trapped under driftwood on the beach at the Portage Lakefront Park and Riverwalk.
The 19,000-acre Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie has emerged as the chief roadblock to the planned Illiana Expressway, with environmental groups and federal officials raising concerns.
CHICAGO | Less than three months after a group of mayors called on Gov. Pat Quinn to ban the dumping of toxic waste at a central Illinois landfill, his administration took two significant steps to address their concerns this week.
CHICAGO | Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday said the city plans to develop about 300 acres around 116th Street and Stony Island Avenue into a series of trails for hikers and mountain bikers — giving them a challenging, yet natural, terrain to ride.
It is important that Congress act quickly to maintain sufficient funding levels in the Highway Trust Fund to pay for necessary highway projects.
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)
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