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In-depth coverage of our changing climate and environmental issues

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 06:55 AM CDT

Many Online Climate Change Lessons Are Actually Junk

Many Online Climate Change Lessons Are Actually Junk

When science teacher Diana Allen set out to teach climate change, a subject she'd never learned in school, she fell into a rabbit's hole of misinformation: Many resources presented online as educational material...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 01:07 PM CDT

Carbon Dioxide Reaches Levels Not Seen in 3 Million Years

Carbon Dioxide Reaches Levels Not Seen in 3 Million Years

This weekend, Earth's atmosphere had a concentration of carbon dioxide last seen more than 3 million years ago, before humans had evolved, NBC News reported. The greenhouse gas was detected at 415 parts per...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 06:32 AM CDT

Is Sea Rise Wrecking Coastal Home Values? The Answer: Maybe

Is Sea Rise Wrecking Coastal Home Values? The Answer: Maybe

For sale: waterfront property with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. Waves erode beach regularly. Flooding gets worse every year. Saltwater damage to lawn. Asking price: anyone's guess. Some research...

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 05:47 PM CDT

NYC Mayor Holds Green New Deal Rally in Trump Tower's Lobby

NYC Mayor Holds Green New Deal Rally in Trump Tower's Lobby

Mayor Bill de Blasio scheduled a rally Monday morning at President Donald Trump’s doorsteps — right in the lobby of Trump Tower — to promote the city's Green New Deal which aims to make the city carbon-neutral...

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 12:08 PM CDT

UN: Plastic Waste Pact Approved With US Among Few Holdouts

UN: Plastic Waste Pact Approved With US Among Few Holdouts

Almost every country in the world has agreed on a legally binding framework for reducing polluting plastic waste, with the United States a notable exception, United Nations environmental officials said...

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5 Dead, At Least 25 Wounded in Chicago Shootings
5 Dead, At Least 25 Wounded in Chicago Shootings

Five people are dead and at least 25 others have been wounded, three critically, in shootings across the city of Chicago over the Memorial Day weekend.

Family Demands Answers After CPD-Involved Fatal Crash
Family Demands Answers After CPD-Involved Fatal Crash

A crash between Chicago police officers hustling to a crime scene has left a local family grieving and seeking answers after the death of the family’s matriarch.

Kris Bryant Leaves Cubs Game After Collision in Outfield
Kris Bryant Leaves Cubs Game After Collision in Outfield

Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant was forced to leave Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds after colliding with outfielder Jason Heyward in the sixth inning of the contest.

Trump Breaks With Abe, Says Not Bothered by NK Missile Tests
Trump Breaks With Abe, Says Not Bothered by NK Missile Tests

President Donald Trump said Monday he is not "personally" bothered by recent short-range missile tests that North Korea conducted this month, breaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is hosting the...

Police Investigating Attempted Child Luring Incidents
Police Investigating Attempted Child Luring Incidents

Police in suburban Schaumburg are searching for a man who has allegedly attempted to lure two different children into his car in the last four days.