A common type of air pollution might speed up the mental decline that comes with aging, according to new research led by a Chicago scientist.Particulate pollution, made of tiny particles and droplets from smokestacks and tailpipes, has been known to contribute to lung disease and other health proble
Toxic emissions from Illinois industry increased more than 10 percent in 2010 over the year before, but pollution has still been trending downward over the last decade.Illinois companies emitted more than 100 million pounds of poisonous gasses, heavy metals and other chemicals.
The federal government is giving Metra more than $5 million to help reduce toxic emissions. This comes a year after a Chicago Tribune report that found high levels of diesel exhaust at Ogilvie train station and in some commuter rail cars.In a statement, U.S. Sen.
Biologists with the National Park Service are in their sixth year of visiting eagle nests on Lake Superior for blood and feather samples that help them monitor the level of toxic pollutants in the lakeFeisty is good from WBEZ on Vimeo.Jim Spickler is wearing an orange hardhat and hanging on