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Water quality sensor hitching ride on Mississippi River boat

A data-gathering sensor attached to the American Queen steamboat will give scientists and cities a better understanding of water quality along the entire length of the Mississippi River, officials said this week. U.S. Geological Survey and Army Corps of Engineers ...

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Energy company agrees to close Illinois coal plant in 2022

Texas-based Vistra Energy has agreed to shutter a coal power facility in central Illinois by the end of 2022 under a preliminary settlement with environmental groups that sued the plant in 2013. The Sierra Club announced Monday that the agreement ...

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