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Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 03:00 am

Furniture, cleaning supplies and even human rights are the future of sustainability

 Forget about recycling for a minute. Being “green” is more than just keeping glass out of the landfill.That was one message of the 10th Annual Green Symposium, a conference held in Springfie...
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010 02:59 pm
I don't make a lot of New Year's resolutions, but I did stick to one this year: stop wasting food. As a busy undergrad sharing a refrigerator with four other people, I often bought produce and lunch meat and forgot about them, leaving my hard-earned money (OK not that hard-earned, I did data entry for my university and besides being mind-numbingly boring, it was pretty easy) in the garbage. Th...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 01:54 am
What better way to say hello to the New Year than a hike and time spent in the great outdoors with friends who share a love of nature. Join the Sangamon Valley Group of the Sierra Club on a New Year&r...
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 07:59 pm

Stricter limits put off until 2020

State regulators won’t enforce pollution limits on one of Illinois’ largest power generators until 2020 under a ruling released Sept. 20. The Illinois Pollution Control Board last week gra...
Thursday, April 12, 2012 04:58 pm

Environmental groups want coal ash deemed hazardous

An Illinois environmental group is one of 11 plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit seeking to reclassify coal ash as a hazardous waste. If the lawsuit prevails, it could significantly increase costs for Spr...
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 04:58 pm

Draft permit for coal plant doesn’t require carbon capture

As state regulators prepare to issue a permit for a state-of-the-art “clean coal” plant planned for Taylorville, one environmental group criticizes the proposed permit for not specifically...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 01:17 pm
Grab your seats and tickets and get ready for a night somewhere over the rainbow as The Muni closes out its season with everyone’s favorite story and musical, The Wizard of Oz. Kara DeWall plays...
Thursday, March 3, 2011 03:46 am
A contract requiring Springfield’s public utility to be more environmentally responsible doesn’t expire for another six years, but local activists are already urging the city and its resid...
Thursday, June 17, 2010 06:33 am

Illuminati Motor Works hits the track with 500 mpg electric car

In a garage-turned-workshop south of Divernon sits what could be the future of personal transportation. Surrounded by spare parts and power tools is a made-from-scratch car that looks like something a...

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