High-profile disasters on the controversial pipeline prompted the feds to temporarily halt construction, but the state demands a more permanent solution.

February 26, 2018

A joint United States–Canada report maps out the way to clean up the world’s largest freshwater ecosystem

January 29, 2018

A recent study found that the state is home to four of the country’s most polluting power plants. But elected officials won’t even show up to hear their constituents’ concerns about it.

January 08, 2018

As higher temperatures head north, the Great Plains’ grasslands are in for a transformation.

December 04, 2017

Southern Illinois is waiting for Trump’s promised coal boom, but job prospects are still a bust.

November 28, 2017

Dead fish tell many tales—but can they persuade authorities to strengthen Lake Michigan’s defenses against these ecological saboteurs?

October 11, 2017

These wetland predators are showing scientists a whole new side to otter behavior.

August 07, 2017

The state’s lawmakers have cut funding for the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, leaving rural farmers in the lurch.

July 17, 2017

Meet some of the people who are striving to stop TransCanada’s dirty tar sands oil pipeline once and for all.

June 19, 2017

Because it can take years before the government does anything about it.

May 23, 2017