environment McLean County Wasted Less In 2019; Recycling Rate Holds Steady By Eric Stock • Jul 14, 2020 Eric Stock / WGLT McLean County residents are wasting less, and that includes a drop in recycling too. Water Treatment Changes To Require $160 Million-Plus User Cost In Bloomington-Normal By Charlie Schlenker • Oct 20, 2019 BNWRD The Bloomington and Normal Water Reclamation District will have to spend $160 million-plus over the next couple decades. Businesses, homeowners and apartment owners in the Twin Cities will have to pay for it. Household Hazardous Waste Collection Planned For Fall In Bloomington-Normal By Charlie Schlenker • Jun 17, 2019 Charlie Schlenker / WGLT The Ecology Action Center is optimistic a household hazardous waste collection event can happen this fall in Bloomington-Normal. The center is asking for private donations to help offset expenses. Environmentalist Urges Decisive Move Toward Organic Farming By Charlie Schlenker • Apr 17, 2019 Charlie Schlenker / WGLT We are already a water-challenged planet. As global climate change continues, we are likely to become more so, according to Vandana Shiva, a noted environmentalist. Grants Allow Students To Learn About Illinois Biodiversity By AP • Apr 6, 2018 AP / AP Students can learn what gives the Prairie State its name this summer thanks to a grant program that pays for field trips to study Illinois' biodiversity.