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  • Google Doodle honors Rachel Carson, author and environmentalist

    Rachel Louise Carson was born 107 years ago today in Springdale, Pa. Google is celebrating the occasion with a Google Doodle of the author and environmentalist standing with her notebook amid a wild world filled with plants and creatures. Carson is...
  • U.S. regulators release update to mercury in fish advice

    U.S. regulators release update to mercury in fish advice
    U.S. regulators on Tuesday released a long-awaited draft update to its advice on the amount and type of fish that people should consume, for the first time recommending a minimum amount of low-mercury fish while cautioning against swordfish, shark, king...
  • Apple campaign touts progress on reducing environmental impact

    Apple campaign touts progress on reducing environmental impact
    [This post was updated at 10:24] Under Chief Executive Tim Cook, Apple has become increasingly vocal about its efforts to reduce the company's effect on the environment. On Monday, the company launched a revamped website that highlights its progress and...
  • Climate change assessment paints stark picture of potential damage

    The warming of Earth, with human consumption of fossil fuels as the main cause, will have severe consequences for every region of the United States, according to the Third National Climate Assessment released Tuesday morning by the Obama administration....
  • Attorneys object to proposed settlement in Hyundai, Kia MPG claims

    Several law firms are objecting to the proposed settlement of a class-action suit seeking damages for the inflated fuel economy claims of South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia. The attorneys said the settlement is designed to discourage owners of...
  • EPA unveils sweeping rules to cut carbon emissions

    EPA unveils sweeping rules to cut carbon emissions
    The U.S. power sector must cut carbon dioxide emissions 30 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels, according to federal regulations unveiled on Monday that form the centerpiece of the Obama administration's climate change strategy. The Environmental...
  • Park Ridge Park District wins state grant

    Park Ridge Park District wins state grant
    The Park Ridge Park District won a $750,000 state grant to help pay for buying the former Youth Campus, officials announced recently. Park District officials announced the grant award on April 7, just hours before Park Ridge aldermen overwhelmingly...
  • Palos Hills to keep $10-per-month sewer fee

    Palos Hills to keep $10-per-month sewer fee
    A $10 million sewer project that led to an almost $10-per-month fee on Palos Hills' water bills seven years ago will be paid off in about three years, but the fee likely will remain. Ald. Al Pasek had asked last month why residents should have to keep...
  • Downers Grove adopts rules to reduce radon

    Downers Grove adopts rules to reduce radon
    Downers Grove is updating its building code to include new state rules aimed at reducing radon in new construction. The Village Council recently approved a mandate that all new residences in town must be built with "passive radon resistant construction,...
  • Oak Park residents will still have green energy option

    Oak Park residents will still have green energy option
    Conservation-minded Oak Park residents will have an option to purchase green energy at a slightly higher cost than the "brown energy" that will be supplied through a new village electricity deal. The village announced the green option this week as...
  • Major upgrades to Sunset Village approved

     Major upgrades to Sunset Village approved
    Developers who took over the troubled Sunset Village mobile home park in Glenview got the go-ahead from trustees to begin making major improvements, including construction of new water and sewage systems, roads and modern manufactured homes. The...