Kelp for Corn? Illinois Scientists Demystify Natural Products for Crops

Environmental News Network

Illinois Scientists Demystify Natural Products for CropsCorn growers can choose from a wide array of products to make the most of their crop, but the latest could bring seaweed extract to a field near you. Kelp for Corn?

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. At a press conference last week, nearly 20 volunteer leaders and clean-air advocates gathered to spell out the violations, which have happened over the past five years.

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. I'll let my colleagues tell you all the wonderful details: Illinois College Students Vote Six to One in Favor of Divestment Co-written by Anastasia Schemkes of the Sierra Student Coalition and University of Illinois Graduate Student Katie Mimnaugh.

Win a Tesla Model S from Illinois Solar Energy Association

Green Living Ideas

Learn how US residents can win a Tesla Model S from the Illinois Solar Association in their 2015 auction! The post Win a Tesla Model S from Illinois Solar Energy Association appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Sponsored Posts Contest electric vehicle giveaway ISEA solar company Tesla

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?

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.

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

Green Traveler Guides

Black Rock City Chicago Community England Glastonbury Illinois Isle of Wight Nevada North America The Americas United Kingdom United States Xtras best eco-friendly music festivals green music festival how be environmentally friendly at a music festival how to green a music festival| Zero-Waste Partying | Thousands of people of all ages attend music and experiential festivals every year, here in the U.S. and internationally.

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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.

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. When fisheries biologists Rod Hilsabeck and Trent Thomas of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources decided to return the alligator gar to their state, they knew they needed a perfect location.

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Check into Virgin Hotels, get a Tesla ride

Green Traveler Guides

Chicago Green Travel News Illinois Nashville New York New York City North America Tennessee The Americas United States Chicago green hotel Tesla at Chicago hotel Virgin Hotels Chicago Virgin Hotels Nashville Virgin Hotels New York | Green Travel News | Starting today, Virgin Hotels is shuttling its guests around Chicago in a top-of-the-line, red Tesla Model S, the premium electric vehicle that is also the quickest-accelerating four-door vehicle— 0-60 in just 3.2

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World's longest wildlife bridge could become reality across the Mississippi River

Inhabitant

A proposal to repurpose the bridge connecting Iowa and Illinois across the Mississippi River into a national park and wildlife crossing has gained traction

Combining Sunlight and Wastewater Nitrate to Make the World’s No. 2 Chemical

Environmental News Network

Engineers at the University of Illinois Chicago have created a solar-powered electrochemical reaction that not only uses wastewater to make ammonia — the second most-produced chemical in the world — but also achieves a solar-to-fuel efficiency that is 10 times better than any other comparable technology.

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. Each March, the University of Illinois at Springfield’s Therkilsden Field Station at Emiquon—the preserve’s flagship research center—convenes a gathering of researchers to share results from their studies. Jewel of the Illinois River . Working with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, 2.2

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. Phil Neuenfeldt, the president of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO brought a message of solidarity from Wisconsin to Illinois: "We want shared prosperity, not just sacrifice from working families.".

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. And bison once did roam the Illinois prairie. In early October, the Conservancy staff reintroduced 30 bison to 1500 acres of the grassland, the first conservation herd reintroduced to Illinois.

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Amid Midwest Flooding, a Call for New Solutions

Cool Green Science

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. In just the last two years, we’ve had three record-breaking floods — the Mississippi, the Missouri and now the Illinois.

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Study Provides Basis to Evaluate Food Subsectors' Emissions of Three Greenhouse Gases

Environmental News Network

A team led by University of Illinois researchers has created a new model that provides researchers and policymakers with a database to estimate location-specific emissions for all greenhouse gases related to the plant- and animal-based human food industries.

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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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. Fish Adirondacks Alaska fisheries fisheries management fishing florida Fresh Water Illinois lakes reintroduction restoration rivers salmon streams Tanzania wetlands Wisconsin In the Bristol Bay watershed, the impact of salmon is everywhere, in literally every living thing. Photo: Chris DeNatale.

Combining Sunlight and Wastewater Nitrate to Make the World’s No. 2 Chemical

Environmental News Network

Engineers at the University of Illinois Chicago have created a solar-powered electrochemical reaction that not only uses wastewater to make ammonia — the second most-produced chemical in the world — but also achieves a solar-to-fuel efficiency that is 10 times better than any other comparable technology. .

Nature Photo of the Week: Bejeweled Spider Web

Cool Green Science

Great capture by Flickr photographer Charles Larry1 , who photographed this dewdrop-covered spider web in Nachusa Grasslands, Illinois. Insects Nature Photo of the Week Photography United States dew photo dewdrop photo Flickr Illinois nachusa grasslands Nature Conservancy Flickr nature image nature photography nature picture spider web spiders 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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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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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). Baby coots are born with bright orange plumes, giving them a bizarre appearance. Mike Baird/Flickr. by Matt Miller, senior science writer. Most baby birds, cute though they may be, are not exactly colorful.

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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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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. We are up to 16 turtles on the […]. From the Field Wildlife Herps Protected Areas TNC Science

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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

"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.

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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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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. The Governor hoped that Illinois would be able to support green jobs and help people avail affordable travel options that are environment friendly with the launch of this service. Lovnish Thakur: U.S

World’s longest wildlife bridge could become reality across the Mississippi River

AGreenLiving

A proposal to repurpose the bridge connecting Iowa and Illinois across the Mississippi River into a national park and wildlife crossing has gained traction. Headed by the Bison Bridge Foundation, the proposal seeks to turn the commuter bridge into a wildlife-crossing pathway, allowing the animals to roam freely between Iowa and Illinois. Quad Cities is a 380,000-person metropolitan area that spans over the states of Iowa and Illinois on either side of the Mississippi River.

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.

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.

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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.

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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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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

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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.

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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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350Green Installing 400 EV Stations Across US

Eco Auto Ninja

The company is building out a national network of more than 1,000 charging stations, with projects under way in New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Indiana, and California. 350Green, which is an American company that creates EV charging networks, is purchasing and installing more than 400 Coulomb Technologies charging units across the United States. Why do they call themselves 350green?

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Fighting Fire with Fire

Cool Green Science

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 Caleb and two other Southern Illinois Nature Conservancy employees, Hugo Goulet-Papazian and Toby Warren, joined other Midwestern representatives from the Department of Natural Resources, U.S.

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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. Some citizen science reports have surprised scientists, reviving hope for species that were feared extinct or whose range was not thought to extend into Illinois. Their scientists then compare these data with a large set of historical records from the Illinois Natural History Survey.

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"Many Academics Have Taken Money From Google Without Disclosing It"

Environmental Economics

Paul Heald, a law professor at the University of Illinois, was among the professors named by the  Journal as having taken money from Google, but he said it didn’t influence his research. Where have I heard a story like this before?

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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.    I am an Associate Professor of economics at the Andrew Young School at Georgia State University.

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