| Jan 7, 2014
With Winnetka officials expected to hire a firm this month to design a tunnel under Willow Road to discharge stormwater into Lake Michigan, three environmental advocacy organizations recently have expressed concerns that the $34.4 million project might...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:46 PM
Lake Zurich officials learned recently that it could cost close to $43 million to bring Lake Michigan water to the town.
But even if officials choose to stay with the current groundwater system, village data shows the town still would have to spend...
| Dec 19, 2013
Letters to the editor for the Dec. 19 TribLocal print edition from Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, Elmhurst, Oak Park, La Grange, Lisle and Plainfield.
I have been an official die-hard Cubs fan since 1932. I will always be a great fan of the Cubs. One...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 7:37 PM
WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency was justified in intervening to examine possible risks of gas drilling to Texas drinking water, the agency's internal watchdog reported Tuesday.
But environmentalists say the report raises fresh...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 6:53 PM
SALT LAKE CITY — Buz Marthaler felt the once-proud aerial predator fall limp in his arms, and the veteran animal caretaker knew he was facing a mystery unlike any in his career.
Bald eagles are dying in Utah — 20 in the last few weeks...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 6:21 PM
Peering into his tripod-mounted Swarovski scope, Hal Wierenga tries to explain why he's out in the cold along the Magothy River, searching for a big white bird that might never appear.
"For those of us who do what we do, it's an event," he says, scanning...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Metropolitan Chicago can have a robust economy long into the 21st century because of its freshwater assets and its transit infrastructure, should we invest in them. As urban sprawl imperils freshwater supplies elsewhere and climate change threatens...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 2:43 PM
The weeks leading to the holidays tend to be the most active for oyster poachers in the Chesapeake Bay, but the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and state police were hoping in recent days that new technology and harsher penalties would help...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 5:26 PM
One person died, and two others were taken to a local hospital after a fishing boat capsized in Essex Wednesday, according to Natural Resources Police.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources officials have identified the man who died as James...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:53 PM
No other country in Latin America comes close to Venezuela when it comes to natural resources. Not only does the country have one of the largest oil reserves in the world; it also has iron ore, aluminum and gold.
Venezuela has all the natural...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 7:42 AM
Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources Doug Domenech will speak at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science on Friday afternoon in an event that's open to the public.
Domenech, who refers to himself as the "Secretary of Fun," will give a talk that's...