In the mid-1990s I was working for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. Staff members there informed me they envisioned a long-term project to assess the environmental conditions of the Grand Calumet River from the state line to the Marquette Park lagoons and to restore the Gr…
Environmental regulators have told the Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority it must undertake a costly project to haul away contaminated soils uncovered by its runway expansion.
Gary/Chicago International Airport's runway expansion is intended to turn the airport into Northwest Indiana's economic engine. As the project nears completion, however, the escalating cost threatens to pollute the airport's future prospects.
Toxic pollutants released in Cook County increased more than 25 percent between 2010 and 2011 compared to a national increase of about 8 percent, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels this week appointed two new members to the commission that oversees Little Calumet River levees in Lake County and reappointed two Valparaiso residents to other state boards.
CHICAGO | A group of environmentalists and artists say they know one way to draw attention to pollution in Midwest rivers: Put its garbage on display.
PORTER | Signs circled the room with the words "Oceans," "Rivers," "Glaciers" and "Clouds" at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore headquarters Saturday as educators learned how to teach about water.
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In regard to the negative letter from William Finik, of Valparaiso, regarding the Gary/Chicago International Airport, pollution appears in many forms. I have noticed the accidents caused by drugs and DUIs in Valpo. Also, coke and meth, and heroine addicts. I understand Porter County has a ve…
WHITING | Environmentalists, community members and regulators have a message for BP: We'll be watching.
EAST CHICAGO | The city is severing its financial ties with the state agency responsible for maintaining East Chicago's 13-mile canal system.
With all the attention being brought out about smoking causing cancer and other illnesses, what about all the other sources that contribute to ill health?
HAMMOND | The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking $2.4 million in fines from the Hammond Sanitary District for the discharge of pollutants and raw sewage into the Grand and Little Calumet rivers.
We in Northwest Indiana have polluted water. I'm not just talking about any kind of pollution; I'm talking about Escherichia coli. Yes, E. coli, otherwise known as bacteria, pathogens, indicators and other names I can't mention in a family paper.
At the intersection of the need for additional energy and the need to protect the environment -- and thus health -- lies a challenge: How can both needs be met at the same time?
HAMMOND | A federal judge sent a pollution settlement between NIPSCO and the government back to the parties to deal with concerns he suggested make it imbalanced.
The State Line Energy power plant will shut down at the end of next year rather than be retrofitted with pollution control equipment.
People who are lucky enough to live near the Great Lakes never stop talking about that elusive, intangible idea "quality of life." What is it? Good work, playing hard, clean air to breathe and water to drink, times with family and friends outside on a breezy summer day. We might be floating …
HAMMOND | A contractor accused of breaking federal water protection laws said it committed no crimes and was following the government's requirements.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House voted 90-0 Tuesday to have the Legislature's Environmental Quality Service Council study the Great Lakes.
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