Energy & Environment
The question of whether the bald eagle population is dwindling in the Midwest continues to confound bird watchers along the Mississippi River. The organizer behind an annual winter count conducted in January by hundreds of volunteers revealed fewer young eagles along the Mississippi River and its tributaries. But the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service maintains that the bald eagle recovery is progressing at an “impressive” rate. Kelly McKay, a wildlife biologist based in northern Illinois,…
After drift from the herbicide dicamba harmed millions of acres of soybeans in 2017, environmental groups are worried that it could damage sensitive ecological areas.
A new study details the sources of unnatural green growths of vegetation and bacteria that stink up long stretches of the upper Wisconsin River.
An Illinois man behind a longstanding bald eagle count says the latest numbers are alarming, but federal officials say there may be other factors at play.
For a second consecutive year, President Donald Trump is trying to drastically reduce or eliminate federal support of cleanups for iconic U.S. waterways including the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay.
Some members of Congress want a one-year deadline for completing a federal study on keeping Asian carp out of the Great Lakes by strengthening defenses on a crucial Illinois waterway.
White, who is not a scientist, has compared the work of mainstream climate scientists to "the dogmatic claims of ideologues and clerics."
Good news for bird watchers and environmentalists: Illinois' bald eagle population is rebounding.
Penalties sought from polluters in Illinois have dropped to $6.1 million under Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration, a newspaper analysis of enforcement data shows.
A Louisiana chef hopes to control invasive Asian carp by marketing them as Silverfin fish cakes.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources released its final report on deer hunting for 2017 and early 2018 on Monday.
Chicago's complaint alleges U.S. Steel violated the Clean Water Act and its wastewater permit with illegal discharges from its Portage, Indiana, plant into a Lake Michigan tributary.
U of I Extension has received a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the Illinois EPA to help farmers and landowners reduce nutrient loss into Illinois waterways, including the lower Rock River.
A legislative committee approved a Republican bill Tuesday that would relax Wisconsin's air pollution regulations, clearing the way for a vote in the full state Senate.
A snowfall hit the Algerian town of Ain Sfra, Dec. 19, bringing the first frozen precipitation to the world's largest desert in 37 years.