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Bill would define tire burning as renewable energy

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With just five words quietly slipped into legislation, Illinois lawmakers are moving to include tire burning in the state's definition of renewable energy, a change that would benefit a south suburban incinerator with a long history of pollution problems.

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on Mar 22, 2010 at 03:50 AM

Tools in sea lamprey fight adapted for Asian carp

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The forecast was grim. A parasitic invasive species that fed on healthy trout, salmon and catfish had entered the Great Lakes through its shipping canals, quickly asserted its dominance, and pushed the region's commercial and sport fishing industries to the brink.

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on Mar 22, 2010 at 03:50 AM

Coal-to-gas plant gets a big boost in state Senate

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A large coal plant project slated for Jefferson County got help from state lawmakers Thursday.

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on Mar 19, 2010 at 03:50 AM

Performance issues in Chicago men’s room reek havoc on water conservation

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by Ashley Braun Sustainable Sanitation via FlickrThe backup in the bathrooms of Chicago’s City Hall is so foul that no amount of Pepto Bismol is going to help.Well-meaning politicians installed waterless urinals in the public men’s room to save a little water, but they were pissed to learn about the stinky flood of urine building upbehind the bathroom walls.

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on Mar 18, 2010 at 02:21 PM

Nuclear Waste Disposal: Exit Yucca Mountain, Enter Illinois?

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Abandoning Nevada’s Yucca Mountain as a potential long-term repository for nuclear waste was an Obama campaign promise, and it garnered public support in the state and from opponents of nuclear power everywhere. Now that the Department of Energy has officially begun the process to withdraw its application, though, it is clear that not everyone shares the same desire to shutter the decades-old...

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on Mar 18, 2010 at 05:51 AM

State taking steps to phase out dry cleaning chemical

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Illinois is moving to phase out the use of perchloroethylene, or perc, a common dry-cleaning chemical linked to cancer, liver damage and neurological problems.

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on Mar 15, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Wind turbines stir up bad feelings, health concerns in DeKalb County

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Months have passed since anyone has waved hello to one another in Waterman or Shabbona in rural DeKalb County. Some people claim they've even stopped going to church to avoid having to talk to former friends.

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on Mar 15, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Flood warnings for area as melting snow teams with rainfall

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The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings and advisories today for areas near rivers in the Chicago area due to a combination of melting snow and recent rainfall levels, officials said.

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on Mar 15, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Exelon to pay $1 million to settle suits over leaks at power plants

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Exelon agreed Thursday to pay more than $1 million to settle lawsuits filed by Attorney General Lisa Madigan after the company allowed radioactive tritium to leak outside three of its nuclear power plants.

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on Mar 12, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Ameren asks customers to take energy-saving pledge

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An Illinois electric utility is asking customers to pledge to use less energy by swapping out one incandescent light in their homes with a compact fluorescent light that is qualified by Energy Star.

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on Mar 10, 2010 at 04:50 AM