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In-depth coverage of our changing climate and environmental issues

Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 at 07:00 PM CST

Scientists Blame Climate Change for Deadly Sea Mammal Virus

Scientists Blame Climate Change for Deadly Sea Mammal Virus

When a deadly virus that killed tens of thousands of European harbor seals in the northern Atlantic Ocean in 2002 began threatening sea lions, seals and otters in the northern Pacific Ocean, scientists were...

Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 at 02:41 PM CST

Exxon Denies That It Misled Investors on Climate Risks

Exxon Denies That It Misled Investors on Climate Risks

Climate change may be the defining risk for oil and gas companies in coming decades, and attorneys for New York state are saying Exxon Mobil misled investors about how it was handling that risk. The state made...

Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 at 07:00 AM CST

Iconic Pacific Bird Sanctuary Ravaged by Plastic and Death

Iconic Pacific Bird Sanctuary Ravaged by Plastic and Death

Flying into the uninhabited Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Midway Atoll appears out of the vast blue Pacific as a tiny oasis of coral-fringed land with pristine white sand beaches that are teeming with...

Monday, Nov 4, 2019 at 03:15 PM CST

Google Employees Call for Corporate Climate Change Action

Google Employees Call for Corporate Climate Change Action

Google employees are demanding the company issue a climate plan that commits it to zero emissions by 2030.

Monday, Nov 4, 2019 at 03:45 PM CST

Trump Administration Eases Obama-Era Rules on Coal Pollution

Trump Administration Eases Obama-Era Rules on Coal Pollution

The Trump administration accelerated the pace of its environmental rollbacks for the country's coal-fired power plants Monday, proposing to weaken two Obama-era rules aimed at cleaning up dangerous heavy metals...

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State Sen. President Cullerton to Retire
State Sen. President Cullerton to Retire

In a surprising move, Illinois State Senate President John Cullerton has announced that he plans to retire after nearly four decades in the General Assembly.

Deadly California High School Shooting Lasted 16 Seconds
Deadly California High School Shooting Lasted 16 Seconds

Two students were killed when a 16-year-old classmate pulled a handgun from his backpack and opened fire Thursday morning at a high school in Santa Clarita. Police and firefighters responded around 7:30 a.m. to...

University of Chicago Nurses Authorize Strike
University of Chicago Nurses Authorize Strike

Nurses at the University of Chicago Medical Center could go on strike for the second time this year, as the National Nurses Organizing Committee has given required notice of their intent to walk off the job...

Stabbing, Threats Unnerve Waukegan Residents
Stabbing, Threats Unnerve Waukegan Residents

Students and faculty at Waukegan High School are in shock after a fight between two students led to a student being hospitalized with stab wounds.

Ousted Ambassador to Testify in Trump Impeachment Probe
Ousted Ambassador to Testify in Trump Impeachment Probe

The House will hear from a singular witness Friday in the Trump impeachment hearings: Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine who was targeted by the president’s allies in a “smear” campaign now...

Officials Vote on Bathroom Policy for Transgender Students
Officials Vote on Bathroom Policy for Transgender Students

A suburban school district has voted to give transgender students unrestricted access to locker rooms, with the vote coming after hundreds turned out for a tense and emotional debate.