After finding the species in Lake Ontario last fall, scientists and authorities are trying to get ahead of a possible invasion before it’s too late.

May 20, 2019

Two new bills could put the Prairie State on the path to 100 percent renewable energy within decades.

May 01, 2019

A county in eastern Iowa has been replacing gravel with slag, a steel industry byproduct. It’s hard, sharp, and potentially a public health concern.

April 09, 2019

Forgotten, derelict, and often leaky, these so-called orphan wells could number in the thousands.

March 26, 2019

With the manure of one mega-dairy already contaminating the water supply and another operation on the drawing board, Central Sands residents have had enough.

March 06, 2019

The air in southwestern Indiana is bad enough without the emissions from yet another proposed polluter.

February 13, 2019

The Line 3 pipeline project has kept a low profile, but the stakes couldn’t be higher for the indigenous communities it threatens—and our climate.

January 08, 2019

Photovoltaic panels on the Leech Lake reservation are generating clean power—and revenue to help those who need it most.

December 12, 2018

Earthquakes, spills, and groundwater contamination—wastewater wells come with many risks and few rewards for Trumbull County residents.

December 03, 2018

We need to take control of the 10,000 tons of plastic entering the lakes each year—whether we recycle, reuse, or just outright ban the stuff.

November 05, 2018