Champaign has set new dates for its spring yard-waste collection.
In Birdland, we have been through a couple of seasons this week. Winter returned on Tuesday and Thursday. But now it is spring again, and I’m ready to begin.
When most people come to the William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College for a show, they are greeted by a 50-foot dome and the impressive — but imposing — Zeiss star projector. As the programs begin, the lights get dimmer than they would in a movie theater, which may briefly create …
Make bold climate change moves now — or “your children and grandchildren may never forgive you,” says Gina McCarthy, EPA administrator under President Obama.
Local efforts in 1970 led to the creation of the Prairie Rivers Network and the institution of curbside recycling programs. But 'we need another climate revolution at this point,' Urbana Mayor Diane Marlin said.
Most people would not think of light as being a pollutant, but if used excessively and inappropriately, you can easily throw away a few dollars and harm the environment.
There is a walking trail which runs along the back of our condo about 15 feet to the west of the building. The trail is extremely busy these days. Is it safe to open the windows and allow those western breezes into our 青鹏棋牌?
A sudden snowstorm interrupted our apparent spring, and now, one day later, Birdland is sunny and crisp. Scattered remnants of yesterday’s sloppy snow lie in the yard, but I expect it will all melt by afternoon. The two little serama chicks in the basement brooder are growing bigger, tiny th…
Tracy Mertes was looking for a way to engage her neighborhood on St. Patrick’s Day — while being mindful of coronavirus precautions.
Today, Birdland is blusterous but warmish, for March, anyway. The sun shines brightly, but the wind blows away any warmth before it can really soak in. Still, it’s hard to believe it’s only been two weeks since we drove up to the edge of a frozen Great Lake. Michael skied while I sat in a yu…
People who go looking for beauty in the woodlands of central Illinois tend to get excited about the months of April and May, when showy beauties like Virginia bluebells carpet the woodland floor. But if you wait until April to get out, you may already be a month late for the emergence of the…
CHAMPAIGN — There are still about 350 openings for anyone wishing to sign up for a hazardous household waste collection event set for April 4 in Champaign, according to Nichole Millage, the city’s environmental sustainability specialist.
Look close at the winter landscape, and you will find that life is emerging and active. In fact, for some birds, this is their breeding season, as they raise a new family in the midst of winter snows.
In keeping with an annual tradition, this week’s column is a collaborative effort by graduate students from the University of Illinois Department of Entomology, Jonathan Tetlie and Scott Clem.
In Birdland, the sky is heavy, and we wait. The leaves on the ground expect me to finish raking them up to put into the coop, but we are in a cycle of a little bit of snow every few days that melts and dampens the leaves. By the time the wind dries the ground, I’m hoping for the sun to warm …
Among the 1,997 former students and faculty members featured on our Gies College of Business-powered website: the Class of 2003’s Scott Tess, sustainability and resiliency officer for the city of Urbana.
FAIRMOUNT — The Land Conservation Foundation has purchased 11 acres of land where the Jordan Creek meets the Salt Fork of the Vermilion River between Fairmount and Oakwood.
It’s six degrees outside, and the freezing rain we got a few days ago has melted into a giant delta in the back forty, now frozen over. It’s too cold to walk out over the fields today and see if the ice is solid, but we might take our skates out tomorrow, when it’s supposed to warm up to 28!
In the spirit of the day, I thought you might be interested in this profile of an animal from my UI environmental writing course, written by Grace Finnell-Gudwien, a student majoring in Earth, Society, and Environmental Sustainability. Enjoy.
The first chance to sign up was offered to anyone who signed up for the collection event in October and wasn’t able to get in because there weren’t enough lines to handle the number of people booked.
Among the 1,986 former students and faculty members featured on our Gies College of Business-powered website: two-degree grad Mary Ellen Wuellner, executive director of the Champaign County Forest Preserve.
Steve Apfelbaum, who has a master's in ecology from the UI, also says the work by his company, Applied Ecological 青鹏棋牌, should help 青鹏棋牌 values go up, not down.
Champaign County Emergency Management Agency Director John Dwyer said between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, all 39 sirens in Champaign, Urbana and Savoy and on the UI campus will be tested in short spurts.