Susan Wallace-Babb lived on a ranch in Western Colorado. One summer night in 2005, she drove her truck down the road into a field out past her neighbors. She stepped out of her truck, felt woozy and immediately passed out."
It was a smelly summer on the west side of Evanston — so much so that some residents are determined to run the culprit out of town.This summer, they launched a website and protested outside the Veolia Waste Transfer Station on Church Street to ratchet up pressure on the company.
The world lost a remarkable person when Wangari Maathai, 71, died of ovarian cancer on Sunday. Wangari founded the Green Belt Movement, an effort to reforest her native Kenya by paying poor women to plant trees. In 2004, she became the first African woman in history to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Heard Island is a very remote place. About two-thirds of the way between Madagascar and Antarctica, deep in the Indian Ocean, the ice-covered island boasts a population of zero and a 9,006-foot volcanic peak.
Residents of the Southeast Side have faced pollution from nearby Indiana coal plants. The decision to shut down an aging plant in the early part of 2011 brought hope for fresher air. But a new plant reignited concerns--and several Southeast Side community groups have since joined forces.