Latest ENVIRONMENT News From The Illinois Newsroom Team
Meteorologists at the National Weather Service in Lincoln are forecasting the first snow of the season Sunday for parts of central Illinois. The accumulation will range from a dusting to an inch of snow. Below are the latest
No movement on efforts to extend scholarship tax credit, allow legislative staff to unionize.
Proponents say the plan endorsed Wednesday will ensure the state can meet its carbon-free power production promise by 2045.
Other projects still on the table as advocates, industry groups debate regulatory reform.
The Piatt County Board voted 4-2 on Friday to approve a special use permit for a wind farm in the county. But several members made it clear they were approving the Prosperity Wind project reluctantly, as a new Illinois law gave them no real choice in the matter.
Pipeline ending in Montgomery and Christian counties drew safety, eminent domain concerns.
Lows of 34 to 38 degrees overnight will likely lead to frost forming overnight, especially from Havana to Decatur to Terre Haute northeast where a frost advisory is posted overnight.
According to fire officials, a multi-vehicle accident caused a tanker carrying anhydrous ammonia to roll over a few miles east of the town of Teutopolis.
Illinois State Police said the accident occurred Friday and involved “multiple” vehicles. It happened about a half-mile east of Teutopolis on U.S. Highway 40. The area is 78 miles south of Champaign-Urbana, near Effingham.
University of Illinois officials held ceremonial shovels Wednesday morning, for a groundbreaking ceremony marking the start of construction on a new greenhouse. It will open next summer in the Urbana-Champaign campus’ Research Park and be used for research into bioenergy crops.
Illinois is joining a growing list of states that will no longer test fish in lakes and rivers for DDT and other related pesticides. Illinois
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