As a proposal threatens to dump mining waste into a Mississippi River tributary, an Illinois community reassesses its coal industry ties.

August 14, 2020

Environmental advocates are fighting a proposal to double the amount of crude oil flowing through the pipeline.

May 05, 2020

A surcharge on trips taken with ride-hailing services could reduce traffic, cut emissions, and help fund much-needed public transit improvements on the South and West Sides of the city.

February 12, 2020

Conservationists, fishers, and fans of the iconic lake sturgeon have seen some success in their efforts to revive the population, including through hand-rearing and releasing the babies—and yes, spearing the big ones.

January 23, 2020

Stronger storms and harsher cold snaps could mean more dramatic ups and downs for lake levels in the future.

December 13, 2019

In Normal, Illinois, green startup Rivian plans to produce 100,000 delivery vans for Amazon, along with hundreds of jobs.

November 13, 2019

After a century of advocacy, the Hoosier State has a national park, and its immense popularity is making a case for more protected lakeshore.

November 07, 2019

For years this midsize city has been a leader in cutting carbon pollution. Now it’s raising its game with solar, energy efficiency, and electric cars.

October 24, 2019

The toxic chemicals have been showing up in milk around the country, prompting midwestern farmers to take a closer look at their land.

October 11, 2019

In a move that could open the door to industrial waste and interstate squabbles, the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission is making its water quality standards voluntary.

August 21, 2019

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