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In a move that could help clean up Chicago's chronically dirty air, the Obama administration on Thursday brokered a legal deal that cracks down on some of the biggest sources of pollution along the southern shore of Lake Michigan. As part of the...
Tags: Indiana, U.S. Department of Justice, Chicago, Gary, Ohio
Chicago will begin routine testing for hexavalent chromium after a recent study found worrisome levels of the cancer-causing metal in tap water pumped to 7 million people in the city and suburbs. City officials announced the additional testing Tuesday,...
Tags: Public Officials, Medical Research, Government, Metal, Health
Fallout from Japan's crippled nuclear reactors already is being detected thousands of miles away. But scientists who track pollution blowing across the Pacific Ocean say the amount of radioactivity should pose no danger to the United States. Like other...
Under pressure to hold down skyrocketing costs that promise more expensive electric bills for dozens of Midwest cities, developers agreed Friday to cap the construction budget for a massive coal-fired power plant in downstate Illinois. The Prairie...
In virtually every other city in the nation, it would be illegal to pump out partially treated sewage teeming with the amount of disease-causing bacteria that churns endlessly into the Chicago River. That may soon change for Chicago. But as a state...
Tribune reporterDespite growing health concerns about atrazine, an agricultural weedkiller sprayed on farm fields across the Midwest, most drinking water is tested for the chemical only four times a year -- so rarely that worrisome spikes of the chemical likely go...
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Tribune reporterU.S. Sen. Dick Durbin today warned that budget battles in the nation’s capital could thwart Metra’s efforts to clean up toxic diesel pollution breathed every day by hundreds of thousands of Chicago-area commuters. The 2011 spending bill...
Tags: Metra, Elections, Barack Obama, Diesel Fuel, Dick Durbin
Power plants around the Great Lakes are killing tens of millions of fish every year and nothing's being done to stop it; according to a Chicago Tribune environmental investigation published this week. The report also said the Cook Nuclear Plant near...
Chicago is the only U.S. metro area that would fail to meet a tougher standard for smog-forming nitrogen oxides proposed Monday by the Obama administration. The more stringent limit is intended to help protect people who suffer from asthma and other...
The Tribune’s scoop about the Obama administration’s order to clean up the Chicago River came after years of reporting about the urban waterway. Taking multiple trips on the river, reading scores of dry-but-important documents and conducting...
Tags: Pilsen, Metra, Chicago, Arts and Culture, Bodies of Water
GreenspaceA type of chromium linked to cancer is turning up in tap water in more than two dozen cities, including Riverside, according to a study that urges federal regulators to adopt tougher standards. Even though scientists at the U.S. Environmental......
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