Spring Springs a Surprise on Illinois.

Elephant Journal

On April 6, 2015, Mother Nature and a bison cow gave Nachusa and the winter-weary citizens of Illinois a gift. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green bison conservation grasslands illinois

Another Cougar Shot Dead in Illinois.

Elephant Journal

Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Chicago WAYLON: Today Only animal rights animals cause of death cougar cougar shot illinois jane goodall killing animals mountain lion predatory protecting wildlife tranq gun wildlife wildlife safety

Illinois Bans the Microbead

Eccorazzi

Those microbeads are so tiny that they often slip through filtration systems, which Read More The post Illinois Bans the Microbead appeared first on Ecorazzi. You know those tiny little beads that are often found in facial scrubs, body soaps, and toothbrushes?

Holding Big Coal Accountable in Illinois

Sierra Club Compass

The Edwards coal plant in Peoria, Illinois, will have a lot to explain thanks to a lawsuit that highlights more than 1,000 Clean Air Act violations. "This is a big milestone for central Illinois, and for our movement.

Black Bears, Gray Wolves and Mountain Lions Get Help from Illinois

Eccorazzi

A new bill will allow the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to protect black bears, wolves and mountain lions in Illinois. Read More The post Black Bears, Gray Wolves and Mountain Lions Get Help from Illinois appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Beehives stolen by Dept of Agriculture of Illinois?

Green (Living) Review

Did the Illinois Dept of Ag steal those beehives? Recently, however, Terry Ingram's beehives mysteriously disappeared from where they have been situated and he believes his bees were confiscated by the Illinois Department of Agriculture because he was developing a glyphosate resistant bee. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) What happened to Terry Ingram’s beehives?

Illinois College Students Vote Six to One in Favor of Divestment

Sierra Club Compass

Mary Anne Hitt: Americans continue to demand clean energy from the local to national level, and here's yet another amazing example of quick, successful organizing by college students in Illinois.

300 Million-Year-Old Rainforest Found in Illinois Coal Mine

Eco Friendly Daily

state of Illinois was an equatorial rainforest. Three hundred million years ago, when vertebrates were first crawling out of the oceans onto dry land, the area that is now the U.S. Now, a 10-square-kilometer patch of that rainforest has been discovered, imbedded in the ceiling of a coal mine.

Big Fish: Return of the Alligator Gar

Nature Conservancy - Science

Left to right) Nathan Grider of University of Illinois-Springfield, Doug Carney of Illinois Dept of Natural Resources, Nerissa Michaelsof the Illinois Natural History Survey and Tharran Hobson of The Nature Conservancy. They were declared extinct in Illinois in 1994.

5 Tips for making your music festivals eco-friendly this summer

Green Traveler Guides

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Science at Emiquon: Restoring a “Wetland of Dreams”

Nature Conservancy - Science

It’s now Emiquon Preserve , a 6,600-acre project on the Illinois River that is one of the largest floodplain restoration projects in the Midwest. Jewel of the Illinois River . Working with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, 2.2

Check into Virgin Hotels, get a Tesla ride

Green Traveler Guides

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50 Fish, 50 States: The Bass of Emiquon

Nature Conservancy - Science

Chasing bass on a former cornfield turned restored wetland in Illinois. Fish & Fisheries From the Field 50 Fish, 50 States Fish Protected Areas Restoration TNC Science

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Chicago claims world’s greenest restaurant

Green Traveler Guides

Certification Chicago Illinois News North America Restaurants/Cafes United States Green Restaurant Association green restaurants Green Travel News Reuters Uncommon GroundUncommon Ground, in Chicago, has won the title of world's greenest restaurant—again. The honor is bestowed by the Green Restaurant Association, which certifies eco-friendly restaurants in the U.S. and Canada Chicago claims world’s greenest restaurant is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Chicago’s Ivy Hotel: chic green luxury, and now open

Green Traveler Guides

Chicago Hotels Illinois North America Restaurants/Cafes United States Green Travel News Ivy Hotel Midwest ReutersBarely more then a block from Michigan Avenue in Chicago’s artsy Near North neighborhood, the Ivy Hotel was once an office building. Now it's the city's newest boutique hotel, and eco-chic too Chicago’s Ivy Hotel: chic green luxury, and now open is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Bison Return to Nachusa: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Reintroduction

Nature Conservancy - Science

A bull bison dubbed “Chain Breaker” is now home on the range at Nachusa Grasslands in Illinois. If you visit the Nachusa Grasslands of Illinois today, you’ll quickly find bison placidly grazing on the tallgrass – at home on the range, as if they’ve been there forever.

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Wisconsin Governor Faces Protests at Home and On the Road | PR.

PR Watch

Wisconsins Governor Scott Walker was in Illinois, speaking to the Illinois Chamber of Commerce on April 17, and a huge crowd of protestors was there to "unwelcome" him. Speakers denounced Walkers efforts to poach jobs from Illinois and mocked his jobs record.

10 Fish Conservation Success Stories to Celebrate

Nature Conservancy - Science

And in some places, like Illinois, it disappeared. The gar have been introduced to wetlands along the Illinois River – and initial results indicate they’re thriving. In the Bristol Bay watershed, the impact of salmon is everywhere, in literally every living thing. Photo: Chris DeNatale.

Amid Midwest Flooding, a Call for New Solutions

Conservancy Talk

He lives in Peoria, Illinois and has worked on the Illinois River for more than 20 years. The central Illinois community where I live is experiencing some of the worst flooding in its history , with the Illinois River reaching a record high, swamping businesses and homes.

Happy Beltane! The Mythic Month of May.

Elephant Journal

Beltane with Bells On! The four seasons have their distinct characters, but who is subtle enough to see what is between the four seasons? ~ The Lunar Tao The first time I took acid, I was 19 years old, on a full moon night with some hippie friends out in the country, on a farm edged […].

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Everyday Nature: Cartoonish Coot Chicks

Nature Conservancy - Science

Biologists counting birds a the restored wetlands of the Conservancy’s Emiquon Preserve in Illinois, for instance, have recorded as many as 135,000 coots in a single day (or about four to five percent of the global population).

Nature Photo of the Week: Bejeweled Spider Web

Conservancy Talk

Great capture by Flickr photographer Charles Larry1 , who photographed this dewdrop-covered spider web in Nachusa Grasslands, Illinois. Whether you like spiders or have an aversion to all things creepy crawly, you have to admit, their webs? Pretty cool.

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Day of the (Turtle) Dogs

Nature Conservancy - Science

It’s a fine May morning, and until a couple of minutes ago, the search for ornate box turtles here at the Conservancy’s Nachusa Grasslands Preserve in Central Illinois was going extremely well.

2019 114

A McMansion Builder Tries Zero Energy Building

Green Living Ideas

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Tracking Little Turtles on the Prairie

Nature Conservancy - Science

What do you do if you only have 8 known Blanding’s turtles in the population you’re studying at Illinois’s Nachusa Grasslands Preserve? Get out the hoop traps and the sardines. From the Field NatureTech Wildlife Field Notes Herps Protected Areas Research Technology

A McMansion Builder Tries Zero Energy Building

Green Living Ideas

Tags: Green Building/Remodeling building subdivisions greenbuilding Illinois Jim Regan McMansions net zero energy New Lenox Phil Regan Prairie Ridge Homes

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"Climate Change’s Bottom Line"

Environmental Economics

Crop yields in Missouri and Illinois would face a 15 percent decline over the next 25 years. From a profile of "the Risky Business Project, an unusual collection of business and policy leaders determined to prepare American companies for climate change": In May 2014, the committee members gathered at the Bloomberg Philanthropies offices in Manhattan to hear two of the authors commissioned by the Rhodium Group — Robert E.

When life gives you lemons, make fish sticks?

Environmental Economics

What do you do with a bony, ugly, jumpy, fat, fugitive fish that's taken over the Mississippi and Illinois rivers and threatens the ecology of the Great Lakes? That's the latest strategy from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources in its tussle with the Asian carp. Grind them into fish sticks and feed them to the poor. The department plans to process tons of the fish and donate it to food banks, including the St. Louis Area Food Bank. "We'll

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The indistinguishable Empidonax Flycatchers

10,000 Birds

Of course, if you are an average birder in, say, Illinois or Alberta, you probably haven’t lost too much sleep over this group, in spite of its difficulty. Warning: Any and all flycatchers shown in this post may be misidentified. Cut me some slack.

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How I Taught my 8-Year-Old Son to Meditate.

Elephant Journal

Whether it happens in a prophet's cave in the remote reaches of Tibet, or on a stinky dog in Golf, Illinois, the result is still the same. Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Meditation Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) family For Children how to meditate kids meditation mindfulness pets

Citizen Science Tuesday: BeeSpotter

Nature Conservancy - Science

In Illinois, Missouri, and now Ohio, you can help by submitting your bumble and honey bee photos to BeeSpotter – all it takes is a camera and a few minutes. Their scientists then compare these data with a large set of historical records from the Illinois Natural History Survey.

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Endangered and Disappearing Birds of the Midwest by Matt Williams

10,000 Birds

Focusing on an often under-appreciated portion of the continent, the book showcases forty species found in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio – but perhaps not for long. I’m hardly the first person to observe that it’s all too easy to get overwhelmed by bad environmental news, and the title Endangered and Disappearing Birds of the Midwest sounds like a pretty major downer.

2019 158

No wonder I got the f@$% out of North Carolina

Environmental Economics

You swear more than Illinois? Maryland and New Jersey were the runners-up, followed by Louisiana and Illinois. What the @#$%, Ohio? More than New Jersey?  More than New freakin’ York?! That’s the finding of the Seattle-based Marchex Institute, and if you don’t like it, you probably shouldn’t tell researchers where to stick it. They already think the Buckeye State has the tact of a drunken fool.

AERE sessions at the Midwest Economics Association

Environmental Economics

Meeting Details:  The 2018  MEA meetings  will be held in Evanston, Illinois, from  March 23-March 25  and, as in years past, submission through an AERE organized session is free.  via Lea-Rachel Kosnick: Abstract submissions for the AERE sponsored sessions at the MEA meetings are due in just two weeks, on September 1, 2017. 

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Snakes. Why'd it have to be snakes?

Environmental Economics

In Illinois the malady threatens the eastern massasauga rattlesnake, which was a candidate for the federal endangered species list even before the fungus appeared. Hidden on hillsides in a remote part of western Vermont, a small number of venomous timber rattlesnakes slither among the rocks, but their isolation can't protect them from a mysterious fungus spreading across the eastern half of the country that threatens to wipe them out.

2015 155

Daily Demand and Supply: Farmers make teaching econ 101 easy

Environmental Economics

Look no farther than the 3,100 acres Dan Anderson farms in Illinois. farmers from Louisiana to North Dakota are preparing to switch more land to soybeans as they seek to limit losses from a slumping corn market. While corn remains the biggest domestic crop, prices have tumbled so much after two years of record harvests that the grain fetches less than it costs some farmers to produce.

2015 164

Prii* Problems

Environmental Economics

The states with the highest percentage of electricity coming from coal, according to the Department of Energy, are West Virginia, Wyoming, Ohio, North Dakota, and Illinois. 'Because electric vehicles, on average, generate greater environmental externalities than gasoline vehicles, the current federal policy has greater deadweight loss than the no-subsidy policy,' the [NBER authors] write. 'It's

2015 152

Fighting Fire with Fire

Conservancy Talk

The first fire we worked was called the ‘Burnt Fire,’” recalled Caleb Grantham, a restoration specialist for The Nature Conservancy in Illinois who recently helped fight fires burning at Wind Cave National Park, Custer National Forest, and on other federal lands. “We

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Predicting Adaptation to Climate Change using Regional Heterogeneity in Mortality Effects of Temperature

Environmental Economics

So let me start by highlighting some recent research that I've done with co-authors Nolan Miller and David Molitor of the University of Illinois.    I am glad to have gotten an invitation from John to guest-blog here. 

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Isn't this the equivalent of walking into a Chevrolet dealership and asking the manager which Ford car she would recommend?

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: Hello Mr. Haab, I'm writing you because I will be soon graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Ag. Econ - Env. Econ and policy. I have always considered going to grad school, and with the deadlines approaching I've yet to make my mind on which universities to apply to. So far I would possibly be applying to U of I, Rhode Island, MSU, Maryland, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara and possibly Texas A&M.

We said there warn't no home like a raft, after all. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don't.*

Environmental Economics

A mandatory evacuation was issued Saturday for a southwestern Illinois town threatened by the rain-swollen Mississippi River, an order that was issued as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers weighed whether to blow up a levee and flood rural farm communities to save the town. Heavy rains have pushed the river to near-record levels, putting pressure on a tributary system that began buckling days earlier when a levee failed and flooded a handful of rural towns in southeastern Missouri.

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"Conferences and workshops in environmental, energy, and natural resource economics"

Environmental Economics

Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop at Illinois. Via caseyjwichman.com : Conferences and workshops in environmental, energy, and natural resource economics. Northeast Workshop on Energy Policy and Environmental Economics. New York, NY. May 17-18, 2018. Submissions: closed. link]. NBER Summer Institute – Environmental & Energy Economics. Cambridge, MA. July 23-24, 2018. Submissions: closed (invite only). link]. Camp Resources XXV. Wrightsville Beach, NC.

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Nation’s Largest Electric Vehicle charging network rolled out by Governor Pat Quinn

EcoFriend

This comes as a part of the initiative to bring sustainability across Illinois. This service comes as a part of the endeavor of Governor Patt Quinn to make Illinois the greenest state in United States. Lovnish Thakur: U.S