HAMMOND | A Griffith man and his environmental firm must pay $200,000 in restitution and fines for illegally dumping waste into region sewers, a federal judge ordered Friday.
John Pastrik, of Trees R Beautiful, points out a white pine tree to the hikers during their winter walk. The Cub Scouts had the challenge of learning to identify six trees only by their bark.
Scouts stop for a photo at a cottonwood tree that beavers felled. Pictured from left are David-Daniel Garza; Tom Shepherd, of the Southeast Environmental Task Force; David Meduga, Benjamin Gaeta, Gio Trejo, Nicolas Gomez, Benny Gomez and Miguel Trejo.
CHICAGO | Cub Scout Pack 773, of the East Side, took advantage of the nice Sunday afternoon weather to enjoy nature at William W. Powers State Recreation Area, 12949 S. Avenue O, on the Southeast Side.
VALPARAISO | The city's air should be a little cleaner from now on thanks to a grant from the Federal Highway Administration's Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality program.
The third coldest and snowiest winter in Chicago history has clearly overstayed its welcome, but there is some good news coming from the miserable season.
The Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, and the Boone Grove site, 400 West County Road 550 South, will open for the season March 31 to give Porter County residents a location to drop off and recycle yard waste from their spring yard cleanups.
Energy bills are likely to be on the rise soon. You can send your “thank you” card to President Barack Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency. Since Congress failed to follow his request, the president turned to the EPA to perpetuate his administration’s attack on coal.
Recently, The Times Editorial Board came out in opposition to House Bill 1143, which is more commonly known as the “no more stringent than” environmental bill. This proposed legislation would prohibit the Indiana Environmental Rules Board from adopting a rule or standard that is more stringe…
More and more communities are focused on integrating strategies and practices that incorporate longer term horizons. The trend is to not only accommodate the needs of today’s residents, but also to plan carefully so future generations are also served.
INDIANAPOLIS | Sixteen Hoosier environmental and social justice organizations called Wednesday for state Sen. Ed Charbonneau, R-Valparaiso, to kill a proposal that could significantly reshape Indiana's environmental laws.
Passing a law saying Indiana can't enact any environmental laws more stringent than the federal guidelines would be a mistake.
In mid-January, Congress released its 2014 spending bill, and from a conservation standpoint, it’s good news for the Great Lakes and Indiana.
As scary as Asian carp are, the prospect of shutting down the link between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River watershed is even more scary.
A U.S. Coast Guard cutter made its way south on Lake Michigan this week to break up ice in Burns Harbor, to ensure lake freighters and barges can continue to come into the port.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Senate Environmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing at 8 a.m. region time Feb. 24 on a proposal to replace Indiana's environmental laws with federal law.
CHICAGO | Chicago officials said Monday they want to ban any new facilities that handle petroleum coke or coal and prevent existing terminals from expanding.
INDIANAPOLIS | A House-approved proposal mandating that Indiana environmental requirements "may not be more stringent" than federal law faces an uncertain future in the Senate, where it has died numerous times in years past.
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PORTER | Paul Labovitz will serve as the new superintendent of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, the National Park Service announced Monday.
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