Latest ENVIRONMENT News From The Illinois Newsroom Team
Parts of Central Illinois could see heavy rain on Thursday
Illinois Public Media News is monitoring heavy rain forecasted for Central Illinois on March 23. This post will be updated with information from the National Weather Service in Lincoln and Chambana Weather meteorologist Andrew Pritchard. A line of strong to severe
No wind, no sun, no problem! Energy costs could be driven down with thermal batteries
CHAMPAIGN – Rising costs driven by inflation have affected nearly every aspect of daily life. From soaring grocery prices to high gas costs, budgets have
Rain/snow expected Saturday night
Illinois Public Media News is monitoring rain and snow forecasted for Central Illinois on March 11-12. This post will be updated with information from the
U of I grad remembered following his death in Turkey earthquake
U of I graduate Berkhan Eminsoy was one of the thousands killed by a massive earthquake in Turkey and Syria.
Illinois considers legalizing ‘human composting’
While proponents say it’s greener than traditional burial, critics doubt its dignity.
All rain and no snow makes winter a dull season
CHAMPAIGN – Ah, winter. When nature compensates for shortened days and frigid nights by enveloping the landscape in blankets of crystalline snow. When the soul
Storms bring snow to Central Illinois
Illinois Public Media News is monitoring storms forecasted for Champaign-Urbana and surrounding areas on March 3. This post will be updated with information from the
Three tornadoes sighted in Champaign County Monday AM; Tornado Watch until 4pm
Illinois Public Media News is monitoring storms forecasted for Champaign-Urbana and surrounding areas on February 27. This post will be updated with information from the
Weather stations that provide critical climate data are threatened by unstable funding
Accurate weather information is important for farmers, emergency responders and researchers managing extreme conditions. But many monitoring networks are limited by unstable, patchwork funding. VALPARAISO,
Tornado Watch now until 6pm for Central Illinois
The National Weather Service in Central Illinois has issued a Tornado Watch for Champaign, Coles, Douglas, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, and Vermilion Counties until 6:00 p.m.
More bald eagles are nesting on the Illinois River. Here’s why that’s a good sign
Mike Miller has had his eagle eyes trained on the Illinois River Valley for a long time, and he says there’s a lot more of
U of I, several other universities to experiment with micro nuclear power
Small but meaningful amounts of electricity — nearly enough to run a small campus, a hospital or a military complex, for example — will pulse from a new generation of micronuclear reactors. Now, some universities are taking interest, including the University of Illinois.