Swimming Now Allowed In Indiana Dunes Beaches After Cyanide SpillThe National Park Service has reopened beaches in northwestern Indiana, more than a week after a spill of cyanide and ammonia from a steel factory along Lake Michigan.
Monopoly Maker Hasbro To Cut Plastic Use In Toy PackagingIt plans to stop using plastic bags, elastic bands and the shrink wrap that's usually found around Monopoly, Scrabble and other board games.
Cyanide And Ammonia Spill In Little Calumet River Killed 3,000 FishPeople have been told not to touch the water in the Burns Waterway.
Study: Asian Carp Could Find Plenty Of Food In Lake MichiganAuthorities are debating how to keep them out of the Great Lakes, where fishing is a $7 billion industry.
5 Governors Push Presidential Candidates To Aid Great Lakes"The Great Lakes are a vital natural resource to our entire nation, and ensuring American families have access to clean drinking water and a safe waterway system that supports our economy should be a priority for our next president," Pritzker said.
Pathogen That Causes Tree-Killing Death Found In IllinoisExperts say sudden oak death poses no threats to humans, animals or food sources.
DNR: No Asian Carp Found During Michigan Waterway TestingThe DNR says 336 water samples have been taken this year from the Kalamazoo River and Ottawa County's Spring Lake and Lake Macatawa. They were analyzed for Asian carp DNA. None tested positive.
Pritzker Orders More Guard Troops To Fight FloodingThe governor's office said about 140 Guard troops now are being used for sandbagging operations, levee monitoring and security in East Cape Girardeau, McClure and Gale.
Indiana Farmers Make Planting Progress But Still Behind PaceThe report lists 42% of Indiana's soybean crop as planted, up from 17% a week before. The state's five-year average is 89% for soybean planting.
Army Corps Approves $778M Plan To Block Asian Carp AdvanceThe plan focuses on the Brandon Road Lock and Dam on the Des Plaines River near Joliet, Illinois.
$26M Cleanup Starting On Contaminated Indiana CanalThe river flows 13 miles (21 kilometers) through Gary, East Chicago and Hammond. Steelmaking, meatpacking and oil refining contaminated the river's sediment with heavy metals and PCBs as well as oil and grease.