Artists, students and community leaders will march at the University of Illinois on Friday as part of global “climate strikes” around the world to demand government action on climate change.
DANVILLE — The city’s parks and recreation division and Keep Vermilion County Beautiful are sponsoring a volunteer river cleanup at Ellsworth Park from 9-11 a.m. Saturday during the annual Vermilion River Festival.
CHAMPAIGN — Four homes and a church in Champaign County will be included in the Illinois Solar Tour later this month.
Jason Rock, who runs the Champaign-Urbana Safe Streets Facebook page, told aldermen that the city is effectively cut into four bike-accessible sections, but travel between those areas is difficult because of high-stress streets like University and Lincoln avenues.
The district's board of directors signed off on the 22-page document, which staffers have been working on since January 2018, at its monthly meeting.
IEPA officials involved in writing the rules will hold listening sessions from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today at Bremer Auditorium on the Danville Area Community College campus.
Today in Birdland it’s sunny and cool. Clouds bounce in a blue sky, and black-eyed Susans nod with the breezes that blow through the yard. The beans have set on, and the wind ripples the lovely green fields. All this belies the urgency our planet is under.
On the chance you don’t already know it, back in July, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law the Coal Ash Pollution Prevention Act, and that’s cause for celebration. The act is designed to protect the public interest in clean water by placing more stringent rules on coal ash disposal sites.
Under the 20-year contract, Sol Systems LLC would design, build and operate the 20-megawatt solar array and sell the energy to the campus at a fixed rate each year.
Residents of 18 specific Champaign County cities and villages can register online as early as this morning for the oft-requested event, which will be held Oct. 12.
Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the UI chemistry professor, who is leading a team that is inventing new ways to break down the polyurethane that makes up close to 10 percent of our landfills and repurpose it in useful ways, such as adhesives.
In this week's edition: The end of restoration of the banks of the Vermilion River near where a lowhead dam was removed in Danville is in sight; the beginning of waterfowl hunting season; and a planned nature preserve hike in Vermilion County.
Each spring, my colleagues and I in the Earth, Society, and Environmental Sustainability major at the University of Illinois, in cooperation with the program director for Allen Hall, offer a class for undergraduate students on sustainability and environment in Costa Rica. The class combines …
In this week's edition: Prairie Rivers Network's Wild and Scenic Film Festival at the Art Theater and the Champaign County Audubon Society's fall-migration bird walks and end-of-summer celebration, hike and bonfire.
This summer, I finished a project begun when my family moved into our current house in the spring of 2012 — replacing the massive privet hedge along our back fence with native shrubs.
What is your connection to monarch butterflies? To many people, butterflies symbolize the common human experience of transformation and new beginnings.
The township board still needs to approve the transaction early next month, but a closing is tentatively set for Sept. 9, township Supervisor Andy Quarnstrom told News-Gazette Media on Monday. Those tending it would be homeless participants in the CU@Work program, which pays $10 an hour and gives workers a meal, he said.
In this week's edition: The Kickapoo Mountain Bike Club gets some well-deserved recognition from the state and the Illini Bass Club's Angler of the Year points race tightens up after last weekend's tournament in Paris.
Among the projects the Army Corps of Engineers' Construction Engineering Research Laboratory has worked on: fuel cells, water-reuse technology, electrical studies for the Asian carp barrier on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal and pollution prevention.
Work at the Illinois Street Residence Halls has forced the campus to convert Evans Hall — part of the Busey-Evans Residence Halls, which have been reserved for women for most of their history — to all male.
In this week's edition: Replica turkey spurs by Scotty Branca of Tuscola are gaining popularity; hunting deadlines are approaching; big fishing catches at the Conservation World pond at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield.
Like a spring, the idea bubbled up inside me for a solo triangle train trip to the East Coast. I don’t know from whence it came, but the notion grew and grew.
Trent Ford, an assistant professor in geography and environmental resources at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, was chosen from about 20 serious candidates in a nationwide search to replace Jim Angel, who retired late last year after 34 years at the Illinois State Water Survey, 21 as state climatologist.
Officials said the results did not show the presence of microsystin or cylindrospermopsin, toxins that can be present in blue-green algae and can be harmful to people and pets.
This week: A new footbridge along Willow Creek at Forest Glen Preserve near Westville; the Illini Bass Club's July 28 outing to Lake Charleston; and an upcoming deadline for wild-turkey shotgun season.