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Illinois Drought

Many Well Users Find Their Faucets Are Beginning To Run Dry

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 08.14.2012 | Chicago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- After months of record-breaking heat and drought, many rural Americans who rely on wells for water are getting an unwelcome surpris...

The Oxygen Planet Struts Its Stuff

William deBuys | Posted 09.23.2012 | Green
William deBuys

This summer's conditions may indeed be perfect for fire in the Southwest and West, but if you think of it as a "storm," perfect or otherwise -- that is, sudden, violent, and temporary -- then you don't understand what's happening in this country or on this planet.

Drivers Flicking Cigarette Butts Risk Steep Fines Amid Crackdown

Posted 07.19.2012 | Chicago

As the Midwest continues to face severe droughts thanks to unrelenting heat and infrequent precipitation, the state of Indiana has promised to step up...

Could Rainy Relief Finally Be On The Way As Midwest Faces Drought?

Posted 07.13.2012 | Chicago

Some long-awaited rain could be moving into the Chicago area Friday, but the rainfall is not expected to make much of a dent in the state's shortfall ...