About Us


Investigating problems and crafting solutions

Finding global warming solutions. Extreme weather events lead to loss of life and billions of dollars in economic damage. What’s more, scientists predict that global warming could increase the frequency of such events in the future. Our report, Global Warming and Extreme Weather, shined a light on what could become the new normal if we fail to avert the worst effects of global warming.


Educating the public and making our voices heard

Reducing dangerous mercury pollution. Our air and waters will be safer and cleaner after Environment Illinois Research & Education Center helped persuade the Environmental Protection Agency to commit to reducing mercury pollution from power plants 90 percent. Read more.