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Environmental Politics

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  • 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid skimps on fuel but nothing else

    2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid skimps on fuel but nothing else
    The Toyota Highlander is not a minivan. It's used much the same way but lacks the convenience of sliding doors, easy ingress and egress, and easily accessible rear seats — all sacrificed for a self-conscious stigma. But the cost of cool is...
  • NRG committed to clean air in Md.

    NRG committed to clean air in Md.
    Much has been said and written about proposed new emissions regulations in Maryland, including two recent letters to the editor in The Sun that vilify NRG Energy and misrepresent its stance on improving Maryland's environment. In the interest of accuracy,...
  • Washington students clean up in EPA contest awards, again

    Washington students clean up in EPA contest awards, again
    The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's statewide poster and poetry/prose contest receives hundreds of entries each year, and for the past eight years, District 63's Washington Elementary School has always walked away with winners. This year...
  • 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...
  • Report: Chicago is sixth 'sneeziest and wheeziest' in U.S.

     Report: Chicago is sixth 'sneeziest and wheeziest' in U.S.
    Chicago ranked as the sixth "sneeziest and wheeziest" city in the United States in a new report on how climate change and carbon emissions are affecting allergies and asthma. The undercurrent of the report, which was compiled by the Natural Resources...
  • North side residents ready themselves for sewer work

    North side residents ready themselves for sewer work
    River Forest homeowners are resigned to the inconvenience a multi-million-dollar sewer project will bring. "It's going to be a mess," said Ira Asher, who lives on Keystone Avenue, north of Greenfield Street, where prep work for the project began April...
  • 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...
  • The wrong turn in the Arctic

    The wrong turn in the Arctic
    Nobody in their right mind vacations in the Chukchi or Beaufort seas. Only hard core geography buffs can even name them. Instagram isn't filled with photographs of close encounters with Arctic whales or polar bears. It is a cold and hostile environment....
  • James River: Dominion ready to build power line, station location still uncertain

     James River: Dominion ready to build power line, station location still uncertain
    Dominion Virginia Power is ready to start building a controversial power line across the James River right away if it gets an OK from the Army Corps of Engineers — and even if it can't persuade James City County officials to let it build the...
  • Farmer accused of dumping waste in river to face criminal charges

    Farmer accused of dumping waste in river to face criminal charges
    A Plainfield farmer who already faces civil action for allegedly dumping waste in and around the DuPage River also will face criminal charges, officials said Monday. The criminal complaint against 78-year-old Herman J. Fritz, filed Friday, stems from...
  • OUC solar would rise from coal ashes

    OUC solar would rise from coal ashes
    Orlando's electric utility is launching efforts to build major solar plants east of the city on sites that are practical and symbolic: the burial grounds of coal-burning generators. Orlando Utilities Commission's board will be asked today to authorize...