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Environmental Politics

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  • White House has a plan to save bees and other crop pollinators

    White House has a plan to save bees and other crop pollinators
    The federal government will boost research and preserve 7 million acres of habitat for bees, monarch butterflies and other insects as part of a wide-ranging strategy to bolster the population of pollinators that are vital to the nation's food crops. The...
  • Grass-roots activism flexes more muscle, less pork

    Grass-roots activism flexes more muscle, less pork
    Patrick Harbron wandered over to my car with hopes I would ask for a yard sign stating my opposition to the proposed hog farm near his Porter County home. "Do you want to support our cause with a donation for a sign?" he asked. I wasn't in the...
  • Honeybee losses are buzz kill for crops

    Honeybee losses are buzz kill for crops
    Managed honeybee colonies suffered annual losses of 42%, with summer declines outstripping winter losses for the first time, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Wednesday. The declines are less steep than those associated with the mysterious...
  • Winnetka seeks peer review of Willow tunnel proposal

    Winnetka seeks peer review of Willow tunnel proposal
    With an unexpected rise in costs to the Willow Road stormwater tunnel project, the Village Council has directed staff to seek a peer review of the proposal. In a special meeting last month, the council reviewed the plan, which focused on preliminary...
  • Plans for development of Deseret Ranch land move forward

    Plans for development of Deseret Ranch land move forward
    The Osceola County Commission unanimously voted to send the development plan for Deseret Ranch to the state for final consideration — but without most of the additional land protections recommended by an independent review. The sector plan for the...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign new climate change agreement

    Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign new climate change agreement
    Gov. Jerry Brown will sign a new climate change agreement with "government leaders from around the world" on Tuesday, his office announced. The agreement comes three weeks after the governor ordered new targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in...
  • Women stood tall in fight for state's natural riches

    "The scene is breathtaking and remarkably soothing," Leslie Kemp Poole begins her new book, "Saving Florida," as she describes the sandy beach and sapphire water at Canaveral National Seashore, the longest undeveloped public beach on Florida's east coast....
  • State 'smog regulations' ensure bad air quality

    State 'smog regulations' ensure bad air quality
    Even though we've been enjoying spring's warmer breezes, the truth is that regardless of your Baltimore city or county ZIP code, we are all breathing contaminated air. This isn't just Baltimore's problem. Who knew that 85 percent of Marylanders breathe...
  • DuPage Children's Museum to reopen in summer

    DuPage Children's Museum to reopen in summer
    The DuPage Children's Museum's Naperville location is on track to reopen this summer. While the staff initially expected to reopen in the spring, the museum leadership decided to instead move up planned exhibit improvements, thus pushing back the...
  • Apple's green initiative offers a smidgen of hope

    Apple's green initiative offers a smidgen of hope
    It's easy to be cynical about big companies' claims that they cherish the environment. If that were so, why are industrial waste and emissions among the biggest reasons our planet is so screwed up? Every so often, though, there's reason for hope. Or...
  • Duke Energy says coal ash guilty plea may cut power to military bases

    Duke Energy says coal ash guilty plea may cut power to military bases
    If Duke Energy pleads guilty to federal criminal violations of the Clean Water Act, will the lights go out at Ft. Bragg, N.C.? The nation’s largest electric utility raised that possibility in federal court Tuesday, suggesting that a federal law...