Monthly Archives: May 2010

Preventing Alzheimer’s

For May’s cover story, I wrote about Southern Illinois University’s efforts to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Brent Bohlen, a retired state worker and current exercise enthusiast, is an unlikely person to be speaking to doctors at a high-level conference on Alzheimer’s disease held this month at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield. […]

Bill will curb mercury pollution

For the last week of the legislative session, I wrote about one of the more successful environmental initiatives: an effort to regulate the sale of mercury thermostats. The bill passed both the House and Senate, and is currently awaiting the governor’s signature. Illinois environmentalists, manufacturers and lawmakers are turning up the heat in the fight […]

Building a sustainable school

Continuing my focus on environmental stories, this week’s story is about Lake Land College’s efforts to create a sustainable campus. I love writing these kinds of articles, since I’m always interested in real-life applications of green technologies. Lake Land College in Mattoon has reduced its energy costs by nearly $100,000 annually, as part of a […]