A group of Illinois landowners have waged a legal battle against a fracking company to protect their agricultural community.

July 25, 2016

Peabody Energy’s recent filing could change how the country funds mining messes.

June 22, 2016

A sneaky provision in this year’s defense act loosens regulations on ballast water—and all its stowaways. If it passes, the Great Lakes could suffer serious consequences.

June 09, 2016

The strong, erratic currents of the Straits of Mackinac could make an oil spill disastrous for two lakes and a whole lot of coastline.

May 19, 2016

To keep an invasive plant from poisoning amphibians, Illinois conservationists are cutting and burning the dreaded buckthorn.

May 04, 2016

This spring elk from Kentucky will be migrating (by truck) to Wisconsin.

March 12, 2015

Flame retardants are winding up everywhere—like in some of the Great Lakes’ greatest wildlife.

March 05, 2015

Doing just a little to curb fertilizer pollution in the Mississippi could go a long way to breathing life back into the Gulf.

February 23, 2015

Chicago is trying to limit how much petcoke the tar sands industry moves (and spreads) around town.

February 03, 2015

The frac sand business is booming in Wisconsin. Too bad the state can’t get a handle on the industry’s water pollution.

January 21, 2015

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