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Archive | Ecosystem

Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect Residents: Is There A Cancer Cluster Brewing in Your Neighborhood?

MOUNT PROSPECT PLANT AT CENTRAL RD AND ARTHUR AVE LISTED AS PESTICIDE PRODUCER ON EPA FACILITY REGISTRY SERVICE (FRS) OVERVIEW Depending on wind direction there is a noxious odor that emanates from a manufacturing plant at 1804 West Central Road. Some days the odor smells like Febreze, some days the odor smells like an apple […]

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Manufacturing Plant in Mount Prospect Stinks Up Arlington Heights Air Thursday Night

The wind is southeast at 8 mph in Chicagoland, and that means that most of Arlington Heights north of Northwest Highway is breathing air that is fouled up by a manufacturing plant on Arthur Avenue between Northwest Highway and Central Road. Stand outside in your front yard or backyard and check for yourself. You will […]

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Strong Gas Odor Near Busse Rd and Central Rd and East of Melas Park, Mount Prospect

Mount Prospect police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 5:16 PM Thursday December 14, 2017 to a report of strong gas odor near Wille Street and Gregory Street Mount Prospect, Il. Fire crews in the area reported possibly a sewer gas type odor — possibly in the area of “Bosch and Northwest Central Dispatch” but firefighters did […]

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What’s That Smell? Air Quality Questioned in the Area of Arthur Ave Between Central Rd and Davis St, Arlington Heights, Mt Prospect

For the past couple of years several people have asked if anything is known about the odor and air quality that is noticeable near Arthur Avenue between Central Road and Davis Street. The odor has been described with a few different characteristics: Smells like an artificial apple deodorant Smells fruity Smells like a cleaning solution […]

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People’s Climate Movement Rally at North School Park Calls for Decreased Carbon Pollution and Increase in Clean Energy Jobs

A group of environmental activists gathered at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church on Wednesday evening and marched southbound on the sidewalk along Arlington Heights Road to North School Park. The People’s Climate Movement rally and march began with a pre-march rally at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, where Pastor Rhonda Pruit spoke about the importance of faith-based […]

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Arlington Heights Designated “Green Power Community” by EPA

The USEPA has designated Arlington Heights as a Green Power Community for its use of solar power at the Downtown bike shelter along with using 100% green power, which is produced by wind generation, to furnish electrical needs to some of the Village’s sanitary sewer lift stations and smaller facilities. All residents and small businesses […]

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“Idle Free Zone” Signs To Encourage Less Idling

With school back in full swing, many of us are dropping off and picking up children from school and other activities. At many drop-off and pick-up areas by schools, park facilities and the library, you may see an “Idle Free Zone” sign that’s been installed in the parkway. The Village of Arlington Heights recently completed […]

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Electronics Disposal Ban: After January 1, 2012 It’s Illegal to Throw Computers, Electronics Devices in Regular Trash

Beginning January 1, it will no longer be legal for individuals to dispose of unwanted electronics in their regular trash. Discarded electronics, including computers, monitors, electronic keyboards, scanners, fax machines and many other electronic devices, must now be taken to a registered recycler for proper management. It will be illegal for the consumer to dispose […]

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Wind Turbine Blades Pass Through Downtown Arlington Heights on Union Pacific Northwest Line

Wind turbine blades spanning two flat cars on a freight train on the Union Pacific Northwest Line heading west. Wind turbine propellers passed through downtown Arlington Heights westbound on the UP Northwest line in June 2011. Wind turbine blades are made of aluminum and carbon composite. They are made as light as possible so the […]

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Earth Hour 2011: Lights Out from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Cities Around the World

Earth Hour is a global event organized by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature, also known as World Wildlife Fund) scheduled annually for the last Saturday of March. Households and businesses are asked to turn off their non-essential lights and other electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness towards the need to take action […]

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Hundreds of Dead Fish in Maryknoll Pond in Glen Ellyn, Just East of I-355

  A popular fishing pond full of bass, catfish and bluegill, started showing hundreds of floating dead fish accompanied by a terrible smell this week near the 800 block of Maryknoll Circle. So far no determination has been made about what species have been killed, or if all have been killed. The Maryknoll pond is […]

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Environmental Fail: San Francisco Low-Flow Toilets Sludging and Stinking Like Rotten-Eggs

San Francisco’s implementation of low-flow toilets has turned into a multimillion-dollar plumbing nightmare. Using less water during the flush of the toilet has resulted in an increase of sewage sludge backing up in sewer pipes. The result has been a rotten egg or Hydrogen Sulfide stench near AT&T Park and other areas of San Francisco, […]

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