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Study: Physical, electric barriers best Asian carp defenses

Study: Physical, electric barriers best Asian carp defenses

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. | Placing dam-like structures in Chicago waterways would be an almost foolproof method of preventing Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan, while a less pricey electric barrier system also has solid prospects for shielding the Great Lakes from the invasive fish, accordi…

January 29, 2014 11:45 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

New fund aims to improve Calumet, Chicago rivers

CHICAGO | A new public-private fund will begin accepting proposals for projects to improve the Calumet and Chicago rivers as part of a sweeping plan to improve quality of life and the economy in the Chicago area and Northwest Indiana, partners in the effort said Wednesday.

August 07, 2013 5:40 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

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
With NY teen's suicide come spotlight, caution

With NY teen's suicide come spotlight, caution

Taunted since grade school for hanging out with girls, 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer told his parents things were finally getting better since high school started. A few days later, he hanged himself.

October 02, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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'Dr. Beach' picks Top 5 Great Lakes beaches

'Dr. Beach' picks Top 5 Great Lakes beaches

A gentle breeze ripples Lake Michigan's deep blue surface as a gull circles lazily overhead. The sun is bright, the temperature is a comfy 70 degrees and the view of the water and the distant Manitou Islands is spectacular. The beach is wide and sandy — and almost deserted.

July 02, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: Hoosiers need a voice in college costs

Some of Indiana's state colleges and universities have begun to announce they'll hike tuition next year in excess of the caps advised by Indiana's Higher Education Commission.

June 11, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: Will he or won't he? Either way, we're winners

Politics aside, Gov. Mitch Daniels' flirtation with a presidential run already has been good for Indiana. The discussion he's helped to lead about the federal government's mounting debt also could be good for the nation.

May 21, 2011 12:00 am
Eco-conscious vintners raise money for trees, seas

Eco-conscious vintners raise money for trees, seas

Sip a pinot, save the planet?

May 05, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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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

Former Gary wastewater treatment operators, national water company charged with violating Clean Water Act

HAMMOND | The former contract operator of the Gary Sanitary District wastewater treatment plant and two of its employees were charged Wednesday with conspiracy and violating the Clean Water Act.

December 09, 2010 12:00 am
Judge focuses on carp DNA in lawsuit over locks

Judge focuses on carp DNA in lawsuit over locks

CHICAGO | The reliability of DNA testing suggesting Asian carp may already be in waterways near Lake Michigan was the focus of final arguments Monday in a lawsuit seeking the closure of Chicago-area shipping locks to halt the spread of the invasive fish.

October 19, 2010 12:00 am

The promise of permeable paving

The impervious paving with which we are so familiar — the asphalt and concrete that covers most of America's parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, highways and interstates — plays an outsized role in many of our water quality problems — including flooding, beach closures, contamination and gro…

September 18, 2010 12:00 am
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