From FOX 32 Chicago, April 19, 2022: Fox News Chicago’s Tim McGill visited Fermilab yesterday for a first-hand look at the lab’s newest bison calves and the well-known herd. Herdsman Cleo Garcia shared with McGill his experiences and the behaviors he has observed in caring for the bison for the past 11 years.

Fermilab monitors more than five aquifers, which range from several feet deep to more than 1,000 feet deep. Several of these drinking water aquifers intersect and interact with Fermilab’s subsurface accelerator and detector enclosures.

From ABC 7 Chicago, December 10, 2021: Last Friday, U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm toured Fermilab as she highlighted clean energy programs helping battle climate change. Fermilab was the final stop on the secretary’s two-day visit to Illinois that was part of a series of visits to highlight projects around the county that are making a positive impact on the environment.

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has issued an Air Pollution Action Day Alert for July 27. Air pollution levels in the Chicago Metropolitan area are expected to reach the “orange” or “unhealthy for sensitive groups” category on the national Air Quality Index. Current weather conditions and air quality monitoring data indicates air pollution levels may be elevated, posing a potential health hazard to sensitive populations, especially individuals with pulmonary or respiratory disorders, including asthma, as well as active children and older…

A screen grab of a presentation on Zoom. The presentation slide has on the left a small bird with a longish black beak speckled blue feathers and a red cheek and belly balancing on a stick in precipitation. The text reads: "NASA's Climate Change Definition: Climate change describes a change in the average soil conditions — such as temperature and rainfall — in a region over a long period of time. NASA scientists have observed Earth's surface is warming, and many of the warmest years on record have happened in the past 20 years." Across the top, a dog, a woman in a green field, the inside of two offices, and avatar of plants.

Catherine Clarkin, from the Office of Education and Public Engagement, presents “Your Invisible Footprint: What Steps Can You Take?” to classrooms and other participants on Earth Day 2021.

The Feynman Computing Center Generator is an internal combustion engine that FCC uses for back up power. It emits criteria pollutants, such as carbon monoxide, sulfur oxide, nitric oxide and particulate matter. Photo: Teri Dykhuis

Fermilab is responsible for tracking and monitoring existing and potential emissions into the air to ensure that the site remains a low emitter of criteria and hazardous air pollutants. Any new sources, or changes to existing sources, should always be communicated to the Environmental Protection Department for potential tracking.