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EPA releases plan to improve Great Lakes

EPA releases plan to improve Great Lakes

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.

September 24, 2014 1:23 pm

Obama urges world to follow U.S. lead on climate

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…

September 23, 2014 6:15 pm
Grant funds will help clear the air

Grant funds will help clear the air

April 18, 2014 12:00 am
Artificial cooling tricky topic for climate panel

Artificial cooling tricky topic for climate panel

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.

April 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Great Lakes program inspires rare bipartisanship

Great Lakes program inspires rare bipartisanship

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. | Nowhere has the fervor to cut government down to size been more dramatically on display than in the industrial Midwest.

September 15, 2013 6:45 pm Photos

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Scientists find plastic in all of Great Lakes

Scientists have found tiny plastic particles in all of the Great Lakes.

September 01, 2013 1:35 pm

Jury convicts Crestwood official of lying about water

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.

April 29, 2013 12:23 pm
Prosecutors: Official lied about tainted water

Prosecutors: Official lied about tainted water

CHICAGO | A prosecutor told jurors before they began deliberations Friday that a one-time suburban Chicago water official lied about drawing village water from a well tainted with a cancer-causing chemical, while her attorney declared her a scapegoat of an inner circle of powerful men.

April 26, 2013 7:15 pm
Closing arguments under way in tainted water trial

Closing arguments under way in tainted water trial

Theresa Neubauer, the former water supervisor in Crestwood, enters the federal court in Chicago on Tuesday. Closing arguments were Friday in the case for Neubauer who is accused of lying about how the village drew drinking water from a well tainted with a cancer-causing chemical. She has ple…

April 26, 2013 12:06 pm

Contaminated-water trial starts in Chicago

CHICAGO | The trial has started for a former Crestwood water official accused of lying about how the village drew drinking water from a tainted well for decades, apparently to save money.

April 22, 2013 4:30 pm
Giants lead Cardinals 5-1 in Game 6 of NLCS

Giants lead Cardinals 5-1 in Game 6 of NLCS

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter reacts after giving up a triple to San Francisco Giants' Brandon Belt on Sunday in San Francisco.

October 21, 2012 9:00 pm
Giants lead Cardinals 5-1 in Game 6 of NLCS

Giants lead Cardinals 5-1 in Game 6 of NLCS

San Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval hits an RBI single during the second inning of Game 6 of the National League championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday in San Francisco.

October 21, 2012 9:00 pm
Cards face elimination again, NLCS goes to Game 7

Cards face elimination again, NLCS goes to Game 7

SAN FRANCISCO | Chris Carpenter walked off the mound, and the fans cheered. Giants fans, that is.

October 21, 2012 9:00 pm Photos

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ArcelorMittal agrees to clean up waste at Burns Harbor

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana environmental groups have reached a settlement with ArcelorMittal and state regulators requiring the steelmaker to clean up more than 3 million tons of waste piled up along Lake Michigan.

July 20, 2012 2:45 pm

A roundup of recent Indiana newspaper editorials

Indiana misses out on heated presidential primary

April 21, 2012 12:00 am

A roundup of recent Indiana newspaper editorials

Confidence needs a fix

April 14, 2012 12:00 am
New federal map for what to plant reflects warming

New federal map for what to plant reflects warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is hitting not just home, but garden. The government's colorful map of planting zones, most often seen on the back of seed packets, is changing, illustrating a hotter 21st century.

January 28, 2012 12:00 am
Clearing out water and packaging

Clearing out water and packaging

SC Johnson introduced a version of its popular Windex window cleaner earlier this year that's sold in a "snip 'n' pour" pouch, so customers can refill old bottles with a concentrated Windex formula diluted with water from the tap. The company is test marketing a contraption called the All-in…

November 05, 2011 12:00 am
Scientists seek to document later fall colors

Scientists seek to document later fall colors

Clocks may not be the only thing falling back: That signature autumn change in leaf colors may be drifting further down the calendar.

October 16, 2011 12:00 am

Area mint farms may face new environmental regulations

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana mint farmers may have to choose whether to accept state regulation to avoid strict federal oversight or forgo Indiana supervision and operate at the mercy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

August 30, 2011 4:30 pm
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