SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois EPA is asking DeWitt County officials for more information in order to block the disposal of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) at a Clinton landfill.
Landfill concerns? Let Tom Kacich know about them here
KEMPTON — A California company announced Tuesday it has secured majority ownership of the first phase of a wind farm to be built this summer in East Central Illinois.
Things were never great for the Boneyard, apparently.
"From earliest accounts in the early 1800s, it was agreed that there were piles of bones all along the banks," says a 1998 bibliography by Patricia Gobert at the Illinois State Water Survey Library. "An exposed Indian burial ground or a hunting site? According to one story, hundreds of animals perished in a heavy snowstorm.
Thanks to a friend who's more observant than I, I recently discovered a new species of reptile in my own backyard. It was a plains garter snake, known by scientists as Thamnophis radix.
I should clarify by saying I mean the plains garter snake was "new" to me, not new to science or the wider world.
TILTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has decided to remove contaminated soil around 29 homes south of Tilton that have tested positive for high levels of lead and arsenic that likely drifted by wind and rain from a nearby zinc smelter site.
CHAMPAIGN — Fed up with the state agency, Champaign residents are now looking to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to address their concerns about toxic waste in their neighborhood.
They're also hoping that the chemicals they suspect remain under their homes don't end up above the Mahomet Aquifer.
"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe." Naturalist John Muir made this statement in 1911.
It is as true today as it was then. Beyond television and technology, have you ever wondered how the world (including us) is hitched?
FAIRMOUNT — If every beekeeper started out like David Burns did nearly 20 years ago, Illinois likely would not be enjoying its current upswing in honeybee colonies.
KEMPTON — Construction of a proposed 199-turbine wind farm encompassing portions of Ford, Iroquois and Kankakee counties is expected to begin by early August, the project's developer said.