Latest ENVIRONMENT News From The Illinois Newsroom Team
Alert issued for unhealthy air quality throughout all of Illinois on Friday
Air quality in Illinois is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups on Friday, June 5.
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.
A Piatt County zoning board votes against a wind farm, but the county board will have the final say.
Both supporters and opponents were watching Thursday night, as the Piatt County Zoning Board of Appeals voted 5-0 against recommending a zoning permit for the Goose Creek wind turbine project proposed by Apex Clean Energy. The proposal now goes to the Piatt County Board, which does not have to follow the zoning board’s ruling.
How the rhetoric around gas stoves got so heated — and what it does (and doesn’t) mean for Illinois
NORMAL — A recent study that tied the use of gas stoves in homes to rates of childhood asthma — especially in Illinois — inadvertently
The Supreme Court could end protections for some wetlands, threatening water and wildlife
The Environmental Protection Agency recently released new rules regarding the Waters of the United States that decide which bodies of water fall under federal protection.
Plans for a CO2 pipeline in Illinois are on hold
CHAMPAIGN – Plans for a carbon dioxide pipeline in Illinois have been temporarily halted. Navigator Heartland Greenway LLC has voluntarily withdrawn its Application for a
Live updates: Light snow in Central Illinois
A winter storm will bring accumulating snow late Tue night – Wed. The highest snow amounts look to be east of I-55, which is where a Winter Storm Watch is in effect.
Changes appear to be coming for how wind and solar arrays are sited in Illinois
The new law would preempt local ordinances more restrictive than the new state standards.
Midwest states court indoor hog and poultry production, despite the millions of gallons of manure
Legislation and programs in states like Missouri and Nebraska are paving the way to welcome large livestock operations by limiting local control over the facilities.
Weather Service confirms 7 tornado touchdowns on Tuesday in Central Illinois
URBANA – The National Weather Service confirms there were seven tornado touchdowns in Central Illinois on Tuesday. Meteorologists say there were three touchdowns in Macon County,
Local farm turns Christmas trees into tasty snacks for goats
WHITE HEATH – On a gray overcast day in late December, 40 goats and a few sheep await a green, tasty snack in a pasture