Archive For The “Environment” Category

Winter viewing of Bald Eagles best in Quad Cities region

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Winter viewing of Bald Eagles best in Quad Cities region

Winter viewing of Bald Eagles best in Quad Cities region Each winter when the weather turns cold, the Quad Cities serves as host to a large majority of bald eagles making their annual southern migration from Canada to the unfrozen waters of the Mississippi River.  The Quad Cities celebrates over 50 years of bald eagle…

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Cook County Forest Preserve to host public events Sept. 26 at forest locations

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Cook County Forest Preserve to host public events Sept. 26 at forest locations

Cook County Forest Preserve to host public events Sept. 26 at forest locations The Forest Preserves of Cook County is throwing a party, and everyone is invited! From morning till night, Cook County residents can enjoy numerous self-guided activities and guided programs on September 26 at various Forest Preserves locations to celebrate National Public Lands…

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Marijuana sales exceed $10 million during first week in Illinois

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Marijuana sales exceed $10 million during first week in Illinois

Marijuana sales exceed $10 million during first week in Illinois Pritzker Administration Announces Sales Figures for First Weekend of Adult-Use Cannabis, Applicant Totals for Dispensary Licenses. State’s new adult-use cannabis industry generated over $10 million in sales in first days; Preliminary estimates show that of 700 total applicants for May 1 dispensary licenses, more than 600…

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Chicagoland activists fight Amazon fires in Brazil

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Chicagoland activists fight Amazon fires in Brazil

Chicagoland activists fight Amazon fires in Brazil Local members of the climate emergency group, Extinction Rebellion, and allied groups  Greenpeace, Rising Tide, Indivisible, as well as concerned individuals gathered for a protest outside the Brazilian Consulate to express and demonstrate solidarity with the indigenous  people being adversely affected by the fires being set by farmers,…

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Orland Park Ranks No. 1 in the Nation for Owner-Occupied Homes

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Orland Park Ranks No. 1 in the Nation for Owner-Occupied Homes The Village of Orland Park takes top ranking for home ownership according to a recent report from USA TODAY online which cited a study completed by 24/7 Wall St., a financial website. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community…

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Ready – Set – Grill — Safety tips for great grilling

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Ready – Set – Grill — Safety tips for great grilling SERVPRO cleanup and restoration specialists in the Summit area offer tips to homeowners for a sizzling and safe summer grilling season According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), July is the peak month for grilling fires, followed by June, May, and August.1 Annually,…

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The solution to climate change grows on trees

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The solution to climate change grows on trees

The solution to climate change grows on trees By John Keppler Americans are tired of half measures on climate change. Seven in ten Americans want utility companies to overhaul their operations and generate 100 percent of the nation’s electricity from renewables in the near future. That’s ambitious. Renewable energy accounts for just 17 percent of…

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State cautions residents about Blue-Green Algae threat in lakes

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State cautions residents about Blue-Green Algae threat in lakes

State cautions residents about Blue-Green Algae threat in lakes Illinois Officials Caution Residents Recreating in Illinois Lakes or Rivers to be Aware of Blue-Green Algae As temperatures begin to rise, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Public Health are reminding residents to be cautious if they are planning activities on Illinois lakes and…

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Abele and Milwaukee County will make Bradford Beach “accessible.”

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Abele and Milwaukee County will make Bradford Beach “accessible.”

Abele and Milwaukee County will make Bradford Beach “accessible.” County Executive Chris Abele Monday June 3, 2019 joined Milwaukee County Parks, The Ability Center and community advocates to unveil plans to make Bradford Beach accessible for people with disabilities. Ramp Up, which is targeting a $100,000 fundraising goal, will increase accessibility to the beach through…

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Gov. Pritzker Activates Illinois National Guard for Flood Relief and urges caution in flood areas

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Gov. Pritzker Activates Illinois National Guard for Flood Relief and urges caution in flood areas

Gov. Pritzker Activates Illinois National Guard for Flood Relief and urges caution in flood areas Gov. JB Pritzker activated the Illinois National Guard to help respond to flooding caused by this past week’s devastating tornadoes and heavy rain storms, and launched a program called “Don’t Wait, Evacuate” to urge residents in flood-slammed communities to leavew…

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IDNR Reminds Boaters to Wear Life Jackets and Stay Sober

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IDNR Reminds Boaters to Wear Life Jackets and Stay Sober

IDNR Reminds Boaters to Wear Life Jackets and Stay Sober National Safe Boating Week is May 18-24 Illinois Conservation Police Officers (CPOs) are reminding boat operators to always drive sober and to wear life jackets – life-saving reminders heading into the state’s busiest boating season. Illinois will join in the observance of National Safe Boating…

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Landscape Structures Provide Function and Beauty

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Landscape Structures Provide Function and Beauty

Landscape Structures Provide Function and Beauty By Melinda Myers Incorporate arbors, trellises and other structures into your designs when planning new or updating existing gardens and landscapes. These structures help form the framework of any garden, add year-round interest and provide years of beauty and function. Utilize arbors to define and connect distinct areas of…

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