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Land Environment

U of I gets grant for work in south Cook County

CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Illinois is getting a $130,000 federal grant to clean up and redevelop contaminated sites in southern Cook County.

October 03, 2014 7:35 am

Purdue app helps homeowners identify trees

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. | Is that a red mulberry or a slippery elm in the backyard? An Eastern red cedar or a Scotch pine?

October 18, 2013 11:30 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: GOP clings to state office

Playing politics: GOP clings to state office

June 25, 2011 12:00 am

Want to keep your tree's needles off floor? Then listen to this professor

If you're heading to a Christmas tree farm, heed the research of tree scientist Les Werner and his students: Keep that fresh-cut fir or pine watered once you get it home, and you'll be rewarded with fewer needles to sweep off the floor.

December 04, 2010 12:00 am Related

How do you predict fall foliage? With lots of eyes

Jon Bouton does his leaf-peeping from his car, traveling Vermont's bumpy back roads in a 2001 Geo Prizm.

September 26, 2010 12:00 am

As fall begins, so should mulching

Mulch in the garden provides you with benefits you may not always see.

September 25, 2010 12:00 am

EPA says Illinois oil pipeline leak has stopped

CHICAGO | Crews worked Monday to replace a 12-foot section of pipe at the site of an oil leak outside Chicago that led to a spike in regional gasoline prices, but it could take weeks to clean up the contamination, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official said.

September 13, 2010 12:45 pm

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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