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Update on the IDNR’s Revised Fracking Regulations by the IL Enviornmental Council

A message from Jen Walling, Executive Director of the non-profit environmental legislation watchdog organization, the Illinois Environmental Council, on the current political process surrounding the IDNR’s regulations on fracking. On May 29, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources sent to … Continue reading

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BP Guilty of “Reckless Conduct” in 2010 Gulf Oil Spill, According to Federal Court

While the energy company BP has long maintained it was not primarily responsible for the largest oil spill in US history — the Deepwater Horizon blowout in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico — US district court judge Carl Barbier … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago, Humanity Exterminated the Passenger Pigeon

Today, 1 September 2014, marks the final passing of a iconic species: the passenger pigeon, which in the 19th century was the most populous bird in North America. This editorial by conservation scientist Stanley Temple, of the Aldo Leopold Foundation … Continue reading

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Illinois DNR Releases Updated Fracking Regulations for Final Review

This past Friday, Aug. 29th, the Illinois DNR released its revised regulations for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, after receiving a record number of 30,000+ public comments on its initial draft rules back in the fall of 2013. Now the state’s … Continue reading

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Student Interns in Environmental Sustainability Install Drip Irrigation System at RU’s Community Garden

As reported here by SUST major Mary Beth Radeck on the Schaumburg’s Sustainable Future blog, students and staff at RU’s Schaumburg Campus installed a drip irrigation system in late June for the RU Community Garden, now in its third growing … Continue reading

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RU Announces its Gold Partnership with the IL Food Scrap Coalition

The Illinois Food Scrap Coalition (IFSC) is a dedicated to advancing food scrap composting in Illinois through program implementation, policy and advocacy. Roosevelt University is proud to announce its Gold Partnership with the IFSC. As such, the university demonstrates the … Continue reading

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Important Environmental Bills Pending this Week in IL General Assembly

Editor’s Note: This message on Memorial Day 2014 is from Jen Walling of the Illinois Environmental Council, a non-profit group focused on monitoring the IL General Assembly and advocating for progressive environmental policy for our state. Please consider contacting your … Continue reading

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