May Berenbaum with an insect

Photo by UIUC News Service

October 03, 2014 - News Local/State

White House Honors U of I Entomologist May Berenbaum

President Barack Obama on Friday awarded the National Medal of Science to a group of researchers that includes University of Illinois entomologist May Berenbaum.


Congressman John Shimkus holds his ACTIVATOR Friend of Agriculture Award.

(Jim Meadows/Illinois Public Media)

September 26, 2014 - News Local/State

Shimkus Picks Up Endorsement Award From Ag Group

U-S Rep. John Shimkus (R-Collinsville) visited local Farm Bureau offices in four cities on Friday, to meet with officials and pick up an endorsement.


September 26, 2014 - News Local/State

ADM Permitted To Store Carbon Dioxide Underground

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a permit for Archer Daniels Midland Company to store carbon dioxide deep underground in Decatur, the agency said Friday.


September 23, 2014 - News National/International

Obama Urges World To Follow US Lead On Climate

In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Tuesday to follow the United States' lead on the issue, even as a United Nations summit revealed the many obstacles that still stand in the way of wider agreements to reduce heat-trapping pollution.  


September 21, 2014 - News Local/State

Runoff Forces Closure Of Kickapoo Park Fishing Pond

A fishing pond at Kickapoo State Park in Vermilion County is closed until further notice as the Illinois Attorney General’s office investigates runoff from waste produced at the nearby Bungee Milling Plant.


A protester attends a rally on fracking in Springfield in May 2013.

(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

September 10, 2014 - News Local/State

Industry To Seek Changes In ‘Fracking’ Rules

Supporters of high-volume oil and gas extraction said Wednesday that they'll seek dozens of changes in proposed rules to govern the practice in Illinois that appear to violate a hard-won compromise between industry and environmentalists. 


Homer Village Board considers mining contract

(Jeff Bossert/WILL)

August 16, 2014 - News Local/State

Opponents Seek Hearings On Champaign Area Coal Mine

Opponents of a planned coal mine in eastern Illinois are beginning their push for public hearings now that the company has submitted a permit application.


Sign in front of a lawn in Clinton, protesting the PCB waste.

(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

August 14, 2014 - News Local/State

Federal EPA: No Action On Clinton PCBs For Now

The U.S. EPA has ruled that it won't issue a chemical waste permit to accept PCB waste in the Clinton Landfill.  This story is updated, with comments from the Illinois EPA.


August 08, 2014 - News Local/State

Clinton Landfill Owners To Appeal Chem Waste Ban

The owner of the Clinton Landfill says it will appeal the latest modification to its state EPA permit, which bans it from accepting PCB and manufactured gas plant waste.


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