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Chicago poisoning operation finds no Asian carp

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Officials say a poisoning operation on a river near Chicago turned up more than 100,000 pounds of fish — but none of the Asian carp they were seeking.

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on May 24, 2010 at 04:20 PM

Quinn signs legislation on farm financing, energy

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CHICAGO -- Gov. Pat Quinn has signed two pieces of legislation aimed at helping farmers and at making state-owned buildings more environmentally friendly.

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on May 24, 2010 at 04:20 AM

Waiting for the crest -- NWS keeps an eye on Mississippi, Ohio rivers

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A wet, rainy May across the Midwest has rivers reaching perilously high levels throughout Southern Illinois, although not nearly as high as when past flooding has destroyed parts of the region.

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on May 21, 2010 at 04:21 AM

Asian carp fight moves closer to Lake Michigan

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The Little Calumet River became the latest battleground against Asian carp Thursday as workers dumped barrels of a deadly fish toxin in a desperate attempt to locate the elusive invasive species in Chicago's waterways.

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on May 21, 2010 at 04:21 AM

WomanCraft: Chicago’s Green Social Enterprise

(via www.triplepundit.com)

By Dayna Reggero for Chicago Green FestWomanCraft, a social enterprise of Heartland Human Care Services, uses recycled office paper and reclaimed flowers to create unique, sustainable, handmade paper products, such as wildflower seed note cards, memory books, gift tags, frames and custom wedding invitations.“WomanCraft is a green social enterprise that works specifically with women who [...]

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on May 21, 2010 at 02:50 AM

Uncommon Ground: Chicago’s Certified Organic Roof Top Farm

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By Joanna Postlethwaite and Dayna Reggero for Chicago Green FestivalThe first Certified Organic Roof Top Farm in the United States, owned by the restaurant Uncommon Ground, illustrates how green agriculture is possible and functional in an urban environment. The farm, which sits on a 2500 square foot deck of recycled composite material, includes 28 cedar [...]

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on May 20, 2010 at 09:20 PM

EPA Selects Illinois Students for the President’s Environmental Youth Award (IL, IN, WI)

(via yosemite.epa.gov)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENo. OPA-057 (Chicago, May 20, 2010) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has selected middle school students Dana Gattone, Angel Loizzo and Maggie O’Brien from St

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on May 20, 2010 at 08:50 AM
'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