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Great strides have been made in changing the state of the Rouge River in the years since the fire, though significant challenges still remain.
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Amid federal uncertainty, two of Illinois’ most notorious coal ash storage sites will likely test new cleanup rules adopted this year.
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Seventeen states, including Illinois, Michigan, New York and Pennsylvania, sued the Trump administration Wednesday to block rules weakening the Endangered Species Act, saying the changes would make it tougher to protect wildlife even in the midst of a global extinction crisis.
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The educational kayak tour on the Chicago River includes ecosystem monitoring, knowledgeable guides and participants getting their hands dirty for the sake of conservation.
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Chicago officials say crews will install hundreds of yards of barriers along Lake Michigan to guard against flood damage from storms in the fall and winter.
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For decades, sewage sludge from thousands of wastewater treatment plants has been used nationwide as cropland fertilizer. But while the sludge offers farmers a cheap source of fertilizer, there long have been concerns about contaminants in the material — and attention of late has turned to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS.
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The Trump administration on Thursday revoked an Obama-era regulation that shielded many U.S. wetlands and streams from pollution but was opposed by developers and farmers who said it hurt economic development and infringed on property rights.