| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:59 PM
The government on Friday moved to protect America's pets by proposing tougher rules for how their food is manufactured.
The new Food and Drug Administration regulations would establish production guidelines to help prevent harmful bacteria and other...
| Sep 11, 2013
The Homer Township area will not be receiving an air quality monitor from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency anytime soon.
"We didn't get a monitor," Marvin Pickering, longtime resident and volunteer for Citizens Against Ruining the...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 5:30 AM
It took me a few weeks to catch on, but the Getty's Pacific Standard Time Presents series, whose final shows come to a close Sunday and Monday, wasn't notable just as a wide-ranging reassessment of Southern California's postwar architecture.
It was just...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Ordinarily, I'd address you as Mr. Obama or Mr. President, in deference to your office. But we need to have us a guy-to-guy chat here, so I hope you'll excuse the familiarity, because I just have to ask:
Barry, brotherman, bubbeleh, what the...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 12:21 PM
A heated debate on whether a dangerous amount of fumes would come from a proposed gas station at the northeast corner of Route 53 and Butterfield Road continued as experts from both sides squared off during at a DuPage County Zoning Board of Appeals...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 4:29 PM
Despite changes in state law, the Orange County School Board didn't hold back when the first four charter applicants appeared before them Tuesday night. Board chairman Bill Sublette asked each of the representatives if their school would commit to basic...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 5:08 PM
The world’s largest cruise ship company has agreed to use air pollution control equipment to clean exhaust from the giant diesel engines that power its vessels.
Carnival Corp. will install scrubbers to cut sulfur oxide emissions and filters to...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Beaches across the country are being polluted with tainted runoff and sewage at a stubbornly high rate, putting swimmers at risk of getting sick, according to a new report by an environmental group.
The Natural Resources Defense Council found the number...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 9:08 AM
When the nurse entered the room, she was stunned. Before her lay the lifeless body of an elderly patient who had fallen out of bed. The woman's head was lodged between the mattress and a bed rail, a device designed to increase mobility and independence....
| Jun 17, 2013
| 3:28 PM
A federal report looking at trends in population growth, travel patterns and land use and their impact on the environment is predictably sobering.
With the U.S. population expected to grow 42% from 2010 to 2050, the report from the federal Environmental...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Des Moines, Iowa - Pork producers' desire for continuous improvement in production practices and exceeding customers' demands for quality assurance measures spurred changes to the voluntary Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA Plus) program. Revisions to...