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Southtown Star: Midewin prairie ‘rarer than the rarest rain forest’

From atop a small ridge, the prairie and open space extend as far as the eyes can see. The showy yellow partridge pea plants and round-headed bush clovers dot the landscape, with a few remaining bunkers from the land’s previous life as the Joliet Arsenal. The activity of the World War II arsenal has given

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NW Indiana Times: Environmental groups want prairie protected from Illiana

The 19,000-acre Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie has emerged as the chief roadblock to the planned Illiana Expressway, with environmental groups and federal officials raising concerns. “Just imagine convoys of heavy trucks going down (Illinois Route) 53 through the heart of the Midewin to get down to the Illiana, which will run east-west at the southern

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Des Moines Register: Iowa’s largest solar farm in operation

A half dozen years ago, little solar energy was generated in southeast Iowa, said Warren McKenna, CEO of Farmers Electric Cooperative. Today, the rural utility, along with local, state and federal leaders, will celebrate the operation of the state’s largest solar farm near Kalona, just south of Iowa City. “In 2008, there was just one

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Chicago Tribune: Chicago unveils new rooftop solar discount program

Chicago is offering rooftop solar panel installations through the summer at 25 percent below market rates through a partnership with non-profit Vote Solar. The idea, announced Wednesday, is to jumpstart solar installations in the city, according to Chicago’s Chief Sustainability Officer Karen Weigert. Similar programs have kicked off hundreds of installations in other regions, she

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