CHICAGO – Reports of an Asian carp caught today in the Chicago Area Waterways beyond the electric barrier—the last line of defense to prevent the invasive fishes from gaining access to Lake Michigan—illustrate the dangers of continued inaction, according to experts at the Natural Resources Defens
The disappearing rusty patched bumble bee won a victory today when the Trump Administration reversed course and listed the bee as endangered after having frozen the listing a few weeks ago.
CHICAGO – The Natural Resources Defense Council today sued the Trump Administration for illegally suspending the rule to put the rusty patched bumble bee on the endangered species list. The rusty patched bumble bee has lost approximately 90 percent of its range in the past 20 years.
The Future Energy Jobs Act will bring significant public health benefits for people living in Illinois and across the region by reducing dangerous air pollution from power plants, according to a new report released by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Respiratory Health Associa
Overturning a lower court order, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a decision today that would remove Wyoming’s wolves from the federal endangered species list. The Court stayed the decision pending further appeals.
In response to the drinking water crisis in East Chicago, Indiana, a coalition of local citizens, environmental law clinics, state and national groups petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today to take emergency action to secure safe, clean water for the City’s residents.
The Garfield Park Conservatory, Land and Sea Dept., and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) are excited to partner on a special Earth Day celebration, held on April 22, at the Garfi
CHICAGO – In a last-minute reversal of fortune that could push the rusty patched bumble bee beyond the brink, federal protections for the first bumble bee to be listed as an endangered species were frozen due to a Trump administration order, just one day before the listing was to take effect.
Environmental groups have settled long-running litigation against the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) over pollution from three of its Chicago-area sewage treatment plants. The agreement requires the parties to work together to curb phosphorous discharges from t