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'Urban farming' is not alwa...

'Urban farming' is not always the right answer

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  Urban farming is all the rage, and not without reason, as more and more city dwellers are taking an interest in growing some of their own food, or at least buying as locally as possible, and as we search...

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on May 20, 2010 at 06:20 AM

Some farmers considering replanting flooded corn

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The Illinois Department of Agriculture says some farmers are considering replanting corn that's been sitting in water over the past week.

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on May 18, 2010 at 04:50 AM

World Warm, Chicago Cooling

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The planet is warming, but not in Chicago.

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on May 17, 2010 at 10:22 AM

Whitney trying to raise awareness about Capital Green Bill

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- To reinforce his campaign message of clean and sustainable transportation, Green Party gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney is embarking on a sustainable transportation tour of Illinois.

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on May 17, 2010 at 04:20 AM

Quarry bill OK'd by Ill. House, headed to Senate

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Illinois quarry operators and Mayor Richard Daley's administration are mounting a last-minute push to persuade state lawmakers to make it easier for trucks to dump construction site dirt in quarries, an effort that went nowhere a year ago due to concerns that unsafe materials could end up in groundwater.

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on May 07, 2010 at 05:50 AM

Second chemical attack on Asian carp planned

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Illinois officials will launch a second chemical attack against Asian carp this month, this time closing an important section of the Calumet-Sag Channel to boating and cargo ships while biologists use a deadly fish toxin to hunt the invasive species.

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on May 06, 2010 at 04:50 AM

ComEd offers Illinois $500M in exchange for guaranteed profits

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by Sean Casten The gaul of this is hard to put to words. Commonwealth Edison, one of Illinois’ regulated utilities is seeking to take advantage of the state’s budget crisis by offering the state $500 million in exchange for a guarantee of the utility’s future profits. If there’s a better case to be made that a regulated utility isn’t a business in any normal sense of the word, I haven...

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on May 05, 2010 at 04:21 PM

Sandra Steingraber: Escape from the Heartland - Atrazine, Susan G. Komen, and KFC

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When you are peddling fried chicken breasts in the name of addressing breast cancer, you are distracting us from an ongoing battle about the use of atrazine in the creation of that food.

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on May 05, 2010 at 12:21 PM

Lawmakers shoot down measure to classify tire burning as renewable energy

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Senate lawmakers tonight shot down a proposal backed by a south suburban incinerator that would add tire burning to the state's definition of green, renewable energy.

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on May 05, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Asian carp search may restrict boats in North Shore Channel

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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources could soon restrict travel of kayaks and small boats in the North Shore Channel and neighboring waterways as officials use fishing nets and electric shock to track the elusive Asian carp, a spokesman for the department said Tuesday.

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on May 05, 2010 at 04:50 AM