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Water Quality

Experts outline Great Lakes successes, concerns

Experts outline Great Lakes successes, concerns

MICHIGAN CITY | Seeing a photo of the Cuyahoga River on fire in Time magazine while sitting his dorm room drove David Ullrich to an environmental career spanning more than 40 years.

June 05, 2014 6:49 pm Photos

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Valpo begins flushing mains Monday

VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Department will begin flushing water mains on the north side on Monday and will continue for about the next eight weeks.

June 02, 2014 3:47 pm
Beauty beads, plastics top trash found in Great Lakes

Beauty beads, plastics top trash found in Great Lakes

A Chicago-based advocacy group is calling for changes in consumer practices and legislation aimed at keeping plastic and other waste out of the Great Lakes.

April 29, 2014 6:30 pm
Partnerships credited for improved water quality

Partnerships credited for improved water quality

Water quality in the region has improved greatly over the years and more work to continue the momentum is in the works.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am

NIRPC environmental committee declines stance on Illiana vote

PORTAGE | The environmental committee of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission on Thursday discussed the proposed Illiana Expressway without agreeing to a recommendation for a vote by the full board.

December 05, 2013 7:46 pm
Indiana's air and water quality improvements may not be enough

Indiana's air and water quality improvements may not be enough

INDIANAPOLIS | The state's environmental regulator told lawmakers Wednesday he fears new, impossible-to-meet federal pollution standards will overshadow the progress Indiana has made in improving air and water quality.

October 30, 2013 12:45 pm

Community groups partner to monitor air, water quality

The Hoosier Environmental Council is leading a grant-funded pilot project in Gary aimed at empowering residents affected by pollution there.

July 30, 2013 1:15 pm

Free workshop trains water quality monitors

LOWELL | Volunteers are needed to monitor streams and rivers in Indiana for water quality, and a Hoosier River Watch Workshop set for Friday at Buckley Homestead County Park, 3606 Belshaw Road, will provide participants with the resources and skills needed to become part of this project.

June 12, 2013 12:00 am

Crete village president wants to hire water quality consultant

CRETE | Village President Michael Einhorn asked the Village Board last week to hire a consultant for advice on ways to improve the quality of the village's water supply.

June 02, 2013 6:15 pm
Green beer

Green beer

Goose Island Beer Company's Ian Hughes knows how to get people to pay attention.

May 15, 2013 12:00 am

Crown Point Quality on Tap report to be in June water bills

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Quality on Tap Report will be included in the June water bill going out to customers of city water.

May 06, 2013 12:00 am

Improving the quality of life remains focus for Lake Station mayor

LAKE STATION | City officials remain focused on improving the quality of life for residents, Mayor Keith Soderquist said.

March 25, 2013 12:00 am
Continue to include environment in our plans

Continue to include environment in our plans

A water quality advisory is posted at Jeorse Park beach in East Chicago last August.

January 31, 2013 7:54 pm
Continue to include environment in our plans

Continue to include environment in our plans

Valparaiso University sophomore Katelyn Niemeyer watches a water absorption test along with students from Thomas Jefferson Elementary School at the Thorgren dentention basin inValparaiso last April. Students were testing water and soil quality at the site.

January 31, 2013 7:53 pm

Enbridge Line 6B project delayed until summer

The manager of a $1.9 billion project to build a new Enbridge Energy LP pipeline that spans four Indiana counties says the project will now likely not break ground until June.

December 24, 2012 12:00 am

Enviro groups show concern over oil project

LaPORTE | A coalition of environmental groups issued a joint statement of concern Monday regarding Enbridge Energy LP's oil pipeline project on the eve of a public hearing regarding the potential water quality impact of the work.

December 17, 2012 2:30 pm

NIRPC, DNR to sponsor educational forum for teachers

PORTAGE | Up to 20 educators will dive into the world of water education Oct. 27 at a Project WET, or Water Education for Teachers, workshop at the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission office at 6100 Southport Road.

August 12, 2012 12:00 am

DNR plans hearing on Enbridge pipeline construction

VALPARAISO | The Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Water is hostng a public hearing Aug. 23 on Enbridge Energy LP's eight applications related to its new pipeline project.

August 08, 2012 11:30 am
State officials dedicate Dunes Creek daylighting project

State officials dedicate Dunes Creek daylighting project

CHESTERTON | State officials on Wednesday celebrated the successes of a Dunes Creek project at the Indiana Dunes State Park that they said helped both the environment and revenue.

June 13, 2012 12:36 pm Photos

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State investigating Gary's J-Pit restoration project

GARY | The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is investigating claims of improper dumping, contamination and operating without proper permits at Gary's J-Pit site - a charge disputed by the contractor that manages the property.

May 04, 2012 12:00 am
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