The Push For #PlasticFreeJuly As Trash Piles Up From Holiday WeekendA mess in Montrose Harbor is part of way every few seconds social media is lighting up with the hashtag #PlasticFreeJuly. It's a global environmental movement taking hold in Chicago as waste accumulates from holiday parties.
Move To Ban Microbeads Moves Forward Amid Phase-Out AgreementsEnvironmentalists, lawmakers and representatives of the cosmetics industry met at the Shedd Aquarium on Wednesday day to talk about an agreement to stop the use of “microbeads” in personal care products in Illinois.
Environmentalists Want Definitive End To Sewage Dumps Into LakeIndefinite discharges of raw sewage into Lake Michigan won't cut it for a coalition of environmental groups, which Thursday asked a federal judge to set aside a proposed consent decree.
Low Lake Levels Reveal More Debris On Great Lakes BeachesLess water reveals garbage that had been hidden in Lake Michigan and the other Great Lakes, according to the Alliance for the Great Lakes.