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Outdoor groups pushing for liability change

A state legislator and environmental advocates fear a little-noticed 2005 amendment will close many popular recreation sites because of liability concerns.

over 6 years ago | Samantha Liss

Shedd program gives science teachers a taste of marine research

Ten science teachers will spend a week aboard the Shedd Aquarium's 80-foot research vessel. They hope use their experiences to bring science to life for their students.

over 6 years ago | Samantha Liss

Experts discuss the history of Chicago development and its impact

The discussion also focused on Chicagoans views of the environment and how those views reflect development.

over 6 years ago | Samantha Liss

Trader Joe's dinged in report by environment group

The Greenpeace report ranked supermarkets on how environmentally friendly their seafood sales are. Some operators with Chicago stores got high marks in the study.

over 6 years ago | Samantha Liss

Conservation volunteers get hands dirty cleaning up environment

The Chicago Conservation Corps provides training and resources to volunteers interested in launching projects to help the environment. The program started three years ago.

over 6 years ago | Samantha Liss

Lincoln Park Zoo works to rebuild nearly extinct species

The Lincoln Park Zoo operates one of the country's largest homes for endangered species. Learn more about the animals in the program in this Daily News video exclusive.

over 6 years ago | Samantha Liss

Field Museum exhibit explores water, environment

The Field Museum's newest exhibit focuses on water use and its impact on the environment, particularly in the Great Lakes region.

over 6 years ago | Samantha Liss

Fish hotel brings aquatic life to Chicago River

The hotel, anchored between Dearborn and State streets, holds submerged islands made of coconut fiber. They provide fish with food.

over 6 years ago | Samantha Liss

Report: Energy policy is key to Midwest's growth

The report highlights how improving energy efficiency, modernizing infrastructure and developing new energy technology will save jobs in Chicago and the Midwest.

over 6 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

MWRD plans to combat revenue shortages for 2009

The agency's budget woes are mostly due to the economic downturn, officials say. Tax revenue is falling, as are fees from sewer-system users.

over 6 years ago | Samantha Liss

MWRD planning $600 million bond issue

The bond would make it easier for the district to turn sludge into a cake-like fertilizer that is provided to golf courses and other locations.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker and Samantha Liss


over 6 years ago | Erik Keith

Bike rentals start this week at St. Xavier

The program is free for now, giving students and faculty a way to get around campus without having to use their cars. The school spent $60,000 on a fleet of 65 bikes.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Study: Chicago's tainted water killing marine life in Gulf

Chicago releases more water tainted with dangerous chemicals to the Mississippi River than any other city. The city's waste water is flowing to the Gulf of Mexico, contributing to a catastrophic "dead zone" that kills marine life, according to a study by the U.S. Geological Survey.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker

Company's April Fool's joke: pollution

West Side steelmaker Temtco was listed as one of the country's top polluters. The company's response: Stay away from the plant -- It's radioactive. A top exec later says the nuke comment was a joke.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker