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Environmental Conservation And Preservation

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
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


Protesters across globe rally against Monsanto

LOS ANGELES | Protesters rallied in dozens of cities Saturday as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces, organizers said.

May 27, 2013 12:22 am

US proposes 'musical instrument passports'

BANGKOK (AP) — Musicians, take note: Next time you travel abroad, you might need a passport — for your instrument.

March 13, 2013 12:00 am

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

GUEST EDITORIALS: GOP clings to state office

Playing politics: GOP clings to state office

June 25, 2011 12:00 am
Ohio wildlife center offers yurts for safari sleepovers

Ohio wildlife center offers yurts for safari sleepovers

You dine by the light of an outdoor fire, sleep in a yurt and wake up for a safari to see antelope, zebras, rhinos, giraffes and camels.

May 21, 2011 12:00 am Photos


Fixing up your fixtures: A shower of options

Fixing up your fixtures: A shower of options

Anyone looking to upgrade a bathroom in a big way might want to start small — with the showerhead.

February 26, 2011 12:00 am

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

Great Lakes groups study how to stop invasive species

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. |  Groups representing states and cities in the Great Lakes region kicked off a $2 million study Thursday of how to slam the door on exotic species such as Asian carp by cutting links between the lakes and the Mississippi River watershed.

July 23, 2010 12:00 am

UT studies cerulean warbler reaction to habitat

For the past six years, the University of Tennessee has participated in a regional study to determine how these neotropical migrants respond to various levels of forest disturbance. The UT portion of the study has focused on the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area — 150,000-plus acres …

June 10, 2010 5:30 am
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