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How Lake County will encourage energy-efficient projects
By Russell Lissau
Oct 14, 2019 5:30 AM
Lake County officials want to help local business owners finance projects designed to boost energy efficiency.
Deputy governor says Pritzker would sign new ethylene oxide regulations
By Jerry Nowicki
Oct 10, 2019 6:28 PM
Gov. J.B. Pritzker is ready to sign a pair of ethylene oxide regulatory bills should the General Assembly pass them, a representative of his office told a House committee Thursday.
Clean energy legislation appears unlikely to advance
By Jerry Nowicki
Oct 9, 2019 5:36 PM
A package of bills aimed at transforming the state's energy landscape appears unlikely to move during the upcoming fall veto session after Gov. J.B. Pritzker was less than optimistic on the subject this week at an unrelated Chicago news conference.
Suburban lawmakers back bill to limit use of cancer-causing gas
By Doug T. Graham
Sep 23, 2019 5:07 PM
Several suburban lawmakers have shown their support for a new plan that would ban the use of the cancer-causing gas ethylene oxide as a sterilizer and significantly cap its use in manufacturing.
UN climate summit unlikely to produce big progress
By Adam Vaughan
Sep 21, 2019 4:39 PM
Hopes of a breakthrough in international climate change ambitions are being downplayed for a landmark meeting in New York Monday.
Stevenson High reserving parking spots for Earth-friendly cars
By Russell Lissau
Sep 20, 2019 5:34 AM
Long recognized for environmentally friendly construction and operating strategies, Stevenson High School has further extended its planet-friendly philosophy to its parking lots.
Global warming's effects: How exactly ice melt and the rising seas work
By Bruce Lieberman
Sep 20, 2019 12:15 AM
Of all the consequences of a warming world, the idea that our oceans would rise is, on its face, one of the easiest to understand -- and maybe the most terrifying.
I'm having a hard time coping with scary climate change news. What should I do?
By Sara Peach
Sep 20, 2019 12:14 AM
A letter writer says: I recently read the climate change report out of Australia -- "Existential climate-related security risk: A scenario approach" -- and I am having a hard time coping with its implications. Here's the advice.
Five York students draw a crowd in Elmhurst to support their climate strike
Daily Herald report
Sep 19, 2019 9:19 PM
Five York High School students drew a little crowd to support their climate strike Thursday at Elmhurst Presbyterian Church.
The silenced: meet the climate whistleblowers muzzled by Trump
By Oliver Milman
Sep 19, 2019 12:24 PM
Six whistleblowers and ex-government scientists describe how the Trump administration made them bury climate science -- and why they won't stay quiet.
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