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Environmental Activism

Clean Water Festival set for Saturday at Marquette Park

GARY | During Gary’s 10th annual Clean Water Celebration Awareness Month, everyone is encouraged to head outdoors for a “Celebrating Our Coast” Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Marquette Park, 1 N. Grand Blvd. Free to the public, there will be canoeing, biking, hiking, creative ar…

June 26, 2014 12:00 am

Poster winners named for Wolf Lake festival that ends today

HAMMOND | Arianna Yepez, 9, of Hammond’s Wallace Elementary School, and Christopher Bonilla, of Cub Scout Pack 518 in Griffith, won $25 as first-place winners in the poster competition at this year’s 14th annual Wolf Lake Bi-State Wetlands, Wind and Water festival, which began Saturday and e…

May 25, 2014 12:00 am

Green Gary Celebration set for National Lakeshore and Marquette Park

GARY | Join in the celebration of Earth Day and National Park Week with the annual Green Gary event from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at both the Paul H. Douglas Center, 100 N. Lake St., and the lakefront's Marquette Park. This free event features family-friendly activities and is presented…

April 24, 2014 12:00 am
Young environmentalist has fun helping his school and his planet

Young environmentalist has fun helping his school and his planet

If planet Earth makes it through another millennium, it just may be because of Chance Troksa.

November 11, 2013 12:00 am
Purdue student advocates for energy conservation

Purdue student advocates for energy conservation

Purdue University sophomore Kim Reppa is looking forward to making a positive impact in the area of global energy consumption.

November 08, 2012 12:00 am
Students and staff spread the word about recycling

Students and staff spread the word about recycling

SCHERERVILLE | The students of Forest Ridge Academy have become champions for the environment.

September 23, 2012 12:00 am
Ind. activist to head federal anti-carp campaign, 4th Ld-Writethru, US

Ind. activist to head federal anti-carp campaign, 4th Ld-Writethru, US

CHICAGO (AP) — John Goss, an environmental activist and former state official from Indiana, was appointed Wednesday as the Obama administration's point man in the fight to prevent Asian carp from gaining a foothold in the Great Lakes.

September 08, 2010 5:46 pm

Renters can do plenty to make their homes more eco-friendly

LOS ANGELES | So you're a renter and you want to green your space, but your landlord won't splurge on solar panels.

August 22, 2010 12:00 am

100 days of oil: Gulf life will never be the same

GRAND ISLE, La. | A hundred days ago, shop owner Cherie Pete was getting ready for a busy summer serving ice cream and po-boys to hungry fishermen. Local official Billy Nungesser was planning his wedding. Environmental activist Enid Sisskin was preparing a speech about the dangers of offshor…

July 28, 2010 10:30 am Related

Lawmakers: Speed up research to stop Asian carp

CHICAGO | Environmentalists have warned for years that it was just a matter of time before the invasive Asian carp broke through an electrical barrier meant to keep it from moving beyond Chicago-area shipping canals. But now that it's happened, efforts to keep the voracious fish out of the G…

June 25, 2010 12:05 pm
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