U.S. EPA Tests Soil In Mount Greenwood For Hazardous Chemicals"People who get exposed to it, they can get cancer at high enough levels."
Court To Hear Argument For Testing Demolition-Debris SitesState and Will County officials are protesting a decision by the Illinois Pollution Control Board that omitted groundwater checks in rules for disposing of so-called clean construction demolition debris.
New Pre-Owned Metra Locomotives Contribute to Pollution; CEO Says New Locomotives Too ExpensiveMetra says it’s adding to its aging fleet, but the previously Amtrak-owned locomotives that Metra bought this year are ranked the lowest of the low by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Endangered Turtle Washes Ashore With Beach Chair Wrapped Around Its NeckWildlife conservationists in Alabama are expressing outrage after the body of an endangered type of sea turtle washed ashore with a beach chair wrapped around its neck.
World Oceans Day: What You Can Do To Make A Difference"What we're asking people to do this year is to eliminate or reduce their use of single-use plastics: bags, bottles, straws."
Breathing Polluted Air During Pregnancy Tied To Health Risk For Kids In most American cities, air pollution from cars and factories is a fact of life. But a new study raises a red flag for pregnant women by suggesting that higher levels of air pollution can pose a serious health threat even inside the womb.
Bag It Up: Dog Poop A Major Environmental Pollutant, Reports FindWhile many areas in the U.S. try to crack down on the littering aspect of not cleaning up after your dog, studies are also finding that dog poop is becoming a major environmental hazard too.
Spending Bill Rejects Trump Effort To Gut Water CleanupsPresident Donald Trump has gotten nowhere in his push to kill federal support for cleaning up some of the nation's most prized waterways.
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.