WaterWorld: Unique partnership awarded for stormwater management, water conservation efforts across ILPosted Apr 01, 2015
March 19, 2015 -- A partnership among the City of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Openlands and Healthy Schools Campaign -- known as "Space to Grow" (STG) -- has received three high-level awards for its ongoing efforts in the field of environmental sustainability across the state of Illinois.
STG is a unique public-private partnership that transforms Chicago schoolyards into vibrant outdoor spaces that encourage physical... Read More »
Chicago Now: Getting Ready for Safe BoatingPosted Mar 30, 2015
Stopping in at some of the boat dealerships and boat supply sections of the big stores is getting to be a pretty common thing right about now. We’re not that far away from the Memorial Day weekend and that is usually the time when boat owners get their rigs out on the water for the first time each year.
Many boaters have their boats on the water already in northern Illinois with the cooling lakes being open and the Illinois River ready to go for the sauger fishing. It boating... Read More »
Progress Illinois: Groups Allowed To Expand Coal Ash Lawsuit Against NRG EnergyPosted Feb 20, 2015
The Illinois Pollution Control Board (IPCB) has allowed a lawsuit against NRG Energy over groundwater issues to be expanded in light of newly-discovered coal ash ponds near the company's active coal-fired power plants in Illinois.
Coal ash is a toxic byproduct of electricity generation discharged from coal-fired power plants.
The IPCB's ruling issued Thursday means the complaint filed by citizen and environmental groups -- which... Read More »
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