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  • Sketches of challengers to health care law subsidies

    A look at the four Virginia residents who are suing the Obama administration over the health care overhaul. They all are eligible for subsidies that would significantly reduce the cost of their health insurance premiums, but say they would rather not have...
  • Oglala, Armour schools get federal funding to replace buses

    Two South Dakota school districts are among those receiving federal funding toward new less-polluting buses. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded more than $3 million in rebates to replace 210 older diesel school buses with vehicles that...
  • Glenview continues collecting in unrecyclables program

     Glenview continues collecting in unrecyclables program
    On Feb. 6, a steady stream of people dropped off unwanted medications and sharps, batteries, and mercury-containing devices to Glenview Village Hall. The patriotic also brought American flags in for retirement. During the week, bins also are available...
  • California to make changes to protect drinking-water supplies from oil field injections

    California is proposing broad changes in the way it protects underground water sources from oil and gas operations, after finding 2,500 instances in which the state authorized oil and gas operations in protected water aquifers. State oil and gas...
  • Electronics recycling centers dwindling

    Electronics recycling centers dwindling
    On the second Saturday of the month, cars would line the lengthy driveway at the Orland Township Highway Department and spill out onto Wolf Road as throngs of people came to recycle their electronics. Volunteers helped unload the hefty TV consoles and...
  • Smell of money fades as Pennsylvania town sees end of trash cash

    TRENTON, N.J. So long as the air in Tullytown, Pa., sends up aroma notes not unlike sunbaked roadkill, residents are content. Stench means cash gifts from the borough council each year, as much as $6,000 per household. What paid for $300 holiday...
  • Sea lions desperate for nourishment dying off in alarming numbers on California coast

    MOSS LANDING, Calif. It's 7:30 a.m. PST at the Marine Mammal Center, and the sea lion pups are famished. For the last five weeks, volunteers have been desperately trying to nurse back to health more than a hundred sea lions found along the state's beaches...
  • Libertyville restricts lawn fertilizer use to protect water quality

    Libertyville has greatly limited the use of phosphorus lawn fertilizers, joining about a dozen other Lake County municipalities in ramping up restrictions in hopes of saving money and protecting nearby lakes, streams and water supplies. "As we do more...
  • Environmental groups sue predator control agency in Idaho

    Five conservation groups that contend federal officials in Idaho are violating environmental laws by killing wolves, coyotes and other wildlife to protect livestock and crops have filed a federal lawsuit. The Idaho-based Western Watersheds Project and...
  • China is lead contributor to plastic trash in oceans, study says

    China is lead contributor to plastic trash in oceans, study says
    The first worldwide estimate of where the ocean's massive amounts of plastic garbage comes from points at China and developing economies in Asia. The study, published online Thursday in the journal Science, estimates that China's heavily coastal...
  • Rauner appoints wife of top aide to commerce post

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has appointed the wife of a top aide to a $121,000 post at the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Rauner's office Friday said Andria Winters of Chicago would be replacing Dan Seals as the department's assistant...