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  • EPA pitches $10M plan to remove 'tar-like liquids' from Waukegan lakefront

    EPA pitches $10M plan to remove 'tar-like liquids' from Waukegan lakefront
    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...
  • DEP chief says 'climate change' at Senate hearing

    DEP chief says 'climate change' at Senate hearing
    TALLAHASSEEĀ  -- 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...
  • After Duke guilty verdict, fears and questions linger about coal ash

    After Duke guilty verdict, fears and questions linger about coal ash
    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....
  • Duke Energy fined $102 million for polluting rivers with coal ash

    Duke Energy fined $102 million for polluting rivers with coal ash
    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...
  • Importing Water To Fuel UConn, Mansfield Growth Foolish

    Importing Water To Fuel UConn, Mansfield Growth Foolish
    The California drought is wreaking havoc with the state's economy and forcing its residents to adapt. Why should this matter in Connecticut? The superficial answers involve higher grocery bills and a westward diversion of federal dollars. The deeper...
  • Consultants recommend Geneva spend $9M on wastewater treatment plant

    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...
  • Man films Burger King employee dumping oil into storm drain

    Man films Burger King employee dumping oil into storm drain
    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...
  • Environmental land money diverted by Legislature

    Environmental land money diverted by Legislature
    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...
  • How To Avoid Confrontations With Bears

    How To Avoid Confrontations With Bears
    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...
  • Shout Out: David Segal, amateur cabinetmaker

    Shout Out: David Segal, amateur cabinetmaker
    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...
  • Central Florida's water agency roils with resignations

    Central Florida's water agency roils with resignations
    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....