USGS: More Data Needed To Assess Any Fracking-Pollution LinkA new study by the U.S. Geological Survey says more data is needed to be able to say for sure if a link exists between unconventional oil and gas development and degraded water quality.
Environmentalist Warns Toxic Algae Bloom Could Happen In Lake Michigan As the toxic algae problem wanes in Toledo, a Chicago environmentalist says it could foreshadow the future of Lake Michigan, unless government gets to work.
Environmentalists Urge Congress To Strengthen Clean Water ActEnvironment Illinois campaign director Lisa Nikodem said the group's "Wasting Our Waterways" report reveals there’s a lot of work to be done to prevent pollution of waterways that feed into Lake Michigan.
Drought Helping Provide Data For Fox River Pollution StudyThe lack of rain this summer might be killing your garden, but it's actually good news for people studying the health of the Fox River.
State To Pump $10 Million Into Fund To Clean Up Chicago RiverThe State of Illinois plans to add $10 million to a $21 million fund to disinfect sewage flowing into the Chicago River, as Chicago joins other major cities in making the most of a natural asset.
Pilsen, Little Village Residents Sue Over Coal Plant PollutionResidents of the Little Village and Pilsen neighborhoods have filed class-action lawsuits against two coal-fired power plants.
Report: Air Quality Getting Slightly Worse In IllinoisYou might be inclined to hold your breath upon hearing this news – air quality in Illinois is getting a little worse.
Metra Taking Action To Curb Pollution On TrainsMetra has been working to identify the sources of air pollution on its trains, and now the commuter rail agency is taking action.
Power Plant On Illinois-Indiana State Line To CloseA power plant on the Illinois-Indiana state line is shutting down, in a move that will do away with a big pollution source.
Pilsen Neighbors: Clean Toxic Lead At SchoolPeople in the Pilsen neighborhood are calling on the federal government to clean up toxic lead near a school.
Report: Metra Pollution Worse Than ThoughtAn examination of Metra's pollution problems reveals riders may be at greater risk than originally believed.
Agreement To Cut Pollution In Northwest IndianaAn agreement has reportedly been reached aimed at reducing air pollution along the southern shore of Lake Michigan.