Rusty Patched Bumblebee, Found In Illinois, May Become Endangered SpeciesThanks to an increase in pesticides and habitat loss, the bee population has decreased over the years.
Illiana Planners Don't Expect To Begin Construction Until 2015An agreement on the toll charge has not been reached. Indiana plans to partner with a developer to build the highway as a toll road primarily for truck traffic. The highway is estimated to cost about $300 million.
Illiana Expressway Planning In High GearIDOT hopes to have some final issues resolved with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, state and federal environmental protection agencies and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by the end of this month.
Skokie Company Fined $150K For Exporting Elephant Ivory, LeathersA Skokie company is paying the price for illegally exporting African elephant ivory.
Deadly Fungus Driving Some Bat Species To EndangermentFederal biologists are studying whether they need Endangered Species protection for two bat species getting hit by the white nose fungus, which has killed over a million bats since is showed up in 2006.