Archive For The “Environment” Category

Ready – Set – Grill — Safety tips for great grilling

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Ready – Set – Grill — Safety tips for great grilling

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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