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Thursday, Apr 7, 2016 at 03:41 PM CDT

UN: Over 130 Countries Will Sign Climate Agreement April 22

UN: Over 130 Countries Will Sign Climate Agreement April 22

The U.N. says a record number of more than 130 countries will sign the landmark agreement to tackle climate change at an April 22 ceremony at U.N. headquarters. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is hosting...

Thursday, Apr 7, 2016 at 02:52 PM CDT

Illinois Resumes Sending Vehicle Emissions Test Reminders

Illinois Resumes Sending Vehicle Emissions Test Reminders

The state of Illinois will resume sending vehicle emissions test notices after it stopped in December due to the lack of a state budget, but it won't do the same with renewal notices for license plate...

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016 at 05:50 AM CDT

Federal Report Says Global Warming Making US Sick

Federal Report Says Global Warming Making US Sick

Man-made global warming is making America sicker, and it's only going to get worse, according to a new federal government report. The 332-page report issued Monday by the Obama administration said global warming...

Monday, Apr 4, 2016 at 02:25 PM CDT

Florida Coastal Environments Are Collapsing

Florida Coastal Environments Are Collapsing

Central Florida's Indian River Lagoon, North Florida's Apalachicola Bay and a trio of coastal estuaries in South Florida are in the throes of ecosystem collapses that threaten sea grass, fisheries, recreation...

Monday, Mar 14, 2016 at 01:13 PM CDT

Extremely Rare Whales Make Big Showing

Extremely Rare Whales Make Big Showing

Cape Cod is seeing a lot more of some singularly welcome tourists: endangered right whales enticed by the fine dining possibilities of its plankton-rich bay. Experts tracking the majestic marine mammals...

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 at 06:25 AM CDT

Rapid Melt of New Zealand Glaciers Ends Hikes

Rapid Melt of New Zealand Glaciers Ends Hikes

New Zealand is renowned for its wondrous scenery, and among the country's top tourist attractions are two glaciers that are both stunning and unusual because they snake down from the mountains to a temperate...

Friday, Mar 18, 2016 at 12:11 PM CDT

Zuckerberg Runs Through Toxic Air in Beijing

Zuckerberg Runs Through Toxic Air in Beijing

A photo of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg jogging Friday morning in downtown Beijing's choking smog has prompted a torrent of amusing comments and some mockery on Chinese social media. Zuckerberg is...

Monday, Apr 4, 2016 at 02:39 PM CDT

2015 Was Hottest Year on Record by Far

2015 Was Hottest Year on Record by Far

Last year wasn't just the Earth's hottest year on record — it left a century of high temperature marks in the dust. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and NASA announced Wednesday that 2015 was...

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 05:47 PM CDT

Hail-Damaged Garfield Park Conservatory Reopens

Hail-Damaged Garfield Park Conservatory Reopens

Chicago's Garfield Park Conservatory will reopen its Fern Room after extensive repairs to its glass roofs, which were damaged during a 2011 storm.

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 06:54 PM CDT

Clean Water Activist Swims NYC Superfund Site for Earth Day

Clean Water Activist Swims NYC Superfund Site for Earth Day

An environmental activist swam part of the highly polluted Gowanus Canal for Earth Day, covered from head to toe in protective gear that shielded his skin, mouth, eyes and ears from the notorious toxic muck...

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