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Whether you're managing your family's farm or you're an avid supporter of greenspaces in urban areas, interest in expanding our understanding of the natural environment has never been higher. With an increased focus on sustainability, safety, and innovation, what we know about shepherding our energy and environmental resources has evolved rapidly in the past decade. If you've got questions about best practices in environmental stewardship, you'll appreciate that our information is based on peer-reviewed science - the gold standard in determining the credibility and reliability of information.


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Is rainwater an issue at your home or community? With our changing climate, we know that rainfall is going to come harder and faster and dry periods are going to be longer. Whether it’s too much, or too little, Extension provides resources on how to manage rainfall.
A bee on a flower with the Illinois pollinators logo.
In recent years, pollinator populations have been declining dramatically, prompting an immediate need for their protection and perpetuation on the landscape. Learn more about the fascinating relationship between these important insects and the plant life we all depend on.
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Being prepared for severe and hazardous weather is essential for keeping you and your family safe. By staying informed on the weather in your area, you can always be prepared for what is to come. Learn about different weather phenomena or read the latest blog post from our experts.