| May 20, 2015
| 4:29 PM
A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plan to remove "undissolved tar-like liquids" beneath an area around the Waukegan Port District's lakefront property was given its first public review Wednesday as officials recommended a $10.6 million process to...
| May 20, 2015
| 2:07 PM
President Barack Obama has argued for action on climate change as a matter of health, environmental protection and international obligation. On Wednesday, he added national security.
Those who deny global warming are putting at risk the United States...
| May 17, 2015
| 2:56 PM
Duke Energy may have been hauled into federal court and smacked with a $102-million penalty for polluting North Carolina rivers with potentially toxic coal ash, but that didn’t do much for the tainted well water at Barbara Morales’ house....
| May 14, 2015
| 7:01 PM
Duke Energy, the nation’s largest electrical utility, pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to nine criminal violations of the Clean Water Act for polluting four major rivers for several years with toxic coal ash from five power plants in North...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 3:35 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Disputing reports that state agencies are prohibited from using the words "climate change," top environmental official Jonathan Steverson repeatedly uttered the phrase during a confirmation hearing Wednesday.
"Climate change. Climate...
| May 14, 2015
| 9:17 AM
The city of Geneva might have to complete $9 million in upgrades to its wastewater treatment plant to comply with environmental rules about phosphorus discharge.
CDM Smith, the consultants hired by the city to examine the plant's ability to decrease...
| May 12, 2015
| 3:11 PM
In the parking lot of a Burger King, an employee wheeled out a vat of hot oil and dumped it down a storm drain on Saturday.
As the smoke and steam billowed out from the drain's grate, Joseph May, 23, happened to be driving by. He was headed toward the...
| May 9, 2015
| 2:23 PM
The directive from Florida voters was clear: By a 75 percent majority, they approved a proposal in November to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to buy and protect unspoiled land.
So what does the state Legislature plan to do with the money? Wages...
| May 8, 2015
| 1:51 PM
The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection advises that if you see a bear:
- Enjoy it from a distance
- Make your presence known by shouting and waving your arms or slowly walk away
- Don't try to feed it.
- Report the sighting to...
| May 7, 2015
| 12:41 PM
David Segal, who lives in Highland Park, worked for the Environmental Protection Agency in Chicago for roughly 30 years before he retired. "I did it originally because I believed in what the EPA did, and it was a good job," he says.
Q: What was your...
| May 6, 2015
| 3:12 PM
Simultaneous and unexplained departures by four executives from the agency that protects Central Florida's wetlands, rivers and aquifer triggered complaints Wednesday that the moves were orchestrated to weaken the region's environmental safeguards....