To celebrate Arbor Day, some of Urbana's youngest (University Primary School preschoolers) and wisest (Clark Lindsey Retirement Village residents) got together to talk trees.
Does the warm spring weather prompt you to wonder about riding your bike to work? If so, let me offer some words of encouragement.
Bicycling is good for the planet. It requires no fossil fuel, and so alleviates all of the environmental damage caused by drilling for, transporting and processing oil.
If you needed to survive along the Sangamon River, there's a good chance you'd be able to, based on what's swimming in the 246-mile river that flows from rural Ellsworth in McLean County to the Illinois River near Beardstown.
CLINTON — With Exelon's Clinton nuclear power plant again in jeopardy of closing, state legislators and local officials are renewing their effort to pass legislation to save the plant that is DeWItt County's largest employer.
Today's column comes from Rae Cramer, a recent alumna of the University of Illinois School of Earth, Society, and Environment, who wrote it for the environmental writing course taught by Rob Kanter. Kramer currently works as a ski instructor in Colorado; in the fall, she'll begin a master's program at the University of British Columbia.
RANTOUL — The school board voted to enter into a contract with First Student bus services and accept the $1,848,679 base bid.
When Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin put out the call for observance of the first Earth Day 46 years ago, he did so on the premise that awareness — especially among young people — would lead to action.
On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference maker. This week, meet Swarnav Pujari, founder of Touch Light Innovations in Champaign. Its Power Pad generates a significant amount of power from the motion of foot traffic.
Yesterday was sunny and only a little chilly. My friend Charlette came for a visit, and we took the opportunity to hunt for old bottles in the timber.
As we walked, it was hard to ignore the trash on the roadside. Plastic bottles, beer cans and other rubbish littered the ditches.