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East Side residents angry about 'black dust'

CHICAGO | More than 50 East Side residents crammed into the Wolfe Park Field house Thursday night to voice frustration with petroleum coke apparently seeping into their homes.

October 24, 2013 10:45 pm
KATHY LUTHER: Stormwater fees don't stop rain, but manage it

KATHY LUTHER: Stormwater fees don't stop rain, but manage it

One of the main storm drains on my block is at the end of my driveway. Wednesday morning as I stood out in the extreme downpour, clearing branches and debris out of this drain to allow the water to clear, I was reminded of a conversation with a region resident complaining about their stormwater fee.

June 27, 2013 12:05 am

NIPSCO wants to offer customers 'green' electricity

NIPSCO has submitted an application to state regulators to operate a voluntary program allowing customers to purchase "green" electricity.

May 08, 2012 2:35 pm
Ecologically sensitive

Ecologically sensitive

Heidi Ghasi, from RecycledGranite.com, works a display booth Saturday at the Hammond Environmental Regional Expo at the Jean Shepherd Community Center. The business takes granite that has been discarded, and puts it to use in a variety of different ways. About 25 booths included information …

May 05, 2012 4:30 pm
'Sparky' raises awareness of electric vehicles in Hammond

'Sparky' raises awareness of electric vehicles in Hammond

Douwe Groen, 4, of Hammond, waits to show Hammond's electric car "Sparky" to his family Saturday during the Hammond Environmental Regional Expo at the Jean Shepherd Community Center. Made from recycled plastic and steel, the battery-powered vehicle can travel about 100 miles on a full charge…

May 05, 2012 4:25 pm

Environmental panel cancels M'ville meeting; next is April 5

MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Environmental Committee meeting scheduled at 2 p.m. Thursday has been canceled.

March 28, 2012 12:00 am
NEW PRODUCTS for Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011

NEW PRODUCTS for Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011

Easy natural dessert

August 25, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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6 Steps to an Energy-Efficient House

6 Steps to an Energy-Efficient House

Keep costs contained: Holes in your ductwork, insulation or building envelope make it easy for conditioned air to escape. Patch them up to save on heating and cooling.

August 07, 2011 1:00 am
6 Steps to an Energy-Efficient House

6 Steps to an Energy-Efficient House

Insulate yourself from high air conditioning costs by double-checking that every nook and cranny, including attics and crawlspaces, is blanketed in insulation.

August 07, 2011 12:30 am
NEW PRODUCTS for Thursday, July 21, 2011

NEW PRODUCTS for Thursday, July 21, 2011

Green and clean

July 21, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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