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In-depth coverage of our changing climate and environmental issues

Friday, Oct 11, 2019 at 09:24 AM CDT

Fired EPA Experts Release Independent Air Pollution Report

Fired EPA Experts Release Independent Air Pollution Report

Nearly one year ago, the Trump administration fired a panel of scientific experts who assisted the Environmental Protection Agency in its review of air quality standards for particulate matter, NBC News...

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 at 04:50 PM CDT

EPA Proposes Rewrite of Rules on Lead Contamination in Water

EPA Proposes Rewrite of Rules on Lead Contamination in Water

The Trump administration on Thursday proposed a rewrite of rules for dealing with lead pipes contaminating drinking water, but critics say the changes appear to give water systems decades more time to replace...

Monday, Oct 7, 2019 at 01:45 PM CDT

Climate Activists Block Roads, March in Global Protests

Climate Activists Block Roads, March in Global Protests

Activists with the Extinction Rebellion movement blocked major roads across major European cities Monday, kicking off a wide-ranging series of worldwide protests demanding much more urgent action against climate...

Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 at 04:47 AM CDT

6 Elephants Die at Thai Park Trying to Save Fallen Calf

6 Elephants Die at Thai Park Trying to Save Fallen Calf

A herd of wild elephants was swept away by raging waters in a national park in Thailand, drowning six, while rangers helped steer two of the animals out of a deep ravine. Staff at Khao Yai National Park...

Monday, Oct 7, 2019 at 05:26 AM CDT

Pope Urges Bold Action to Protect the Amazon Amid Fires

Pope Urges Bold Action to Protect the Amazon Amid Fires

Pope Francis urged bishops on Sunday to boldly shake up the status quo as they chart ways to better care for the Amazon and its indigenous people amid threats from forest fires, development and what he called...

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CPS Calls on Teachers to End Strike as Negotiations Continue
CPS Calls on Teachers to End Strike as Negotiations Continue

As classes remain canceled at Chicago Public Schools during the ongoing teachers strike, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and CPS CEO Dr. Janice Jackson are calling for the Chicago Teachers Union to put an end to...

Trump to Visit Chicago for First Time as President
Trump to Visit Chicago for First Time as President

President Donald Trump is expected to visit Chicago next week for a fundraiser, marking his first time in the city since becoming president . The trip to Chicago is scheduled for Monday, according to a...

Developers Unveil $800K Makeover of Old Chicago Post Office
Developers Unveil $800K Makeover of Old Chicago Post Office

Developers who overhauled Chicago's Old Post Office just revealed the "after" of the historic building's $800 million makeover, and the once-vacant post office at the end of the Eisenhower Expressway is...

Cody Parkey 'Doinks' Again as Titans Beat Chargers
Cody Parkey 'Doinks' Again as Titans Beat Chargers

Former Chicago Bears kicker Cody Parkey has found a new home with the Tennessee Titans, but his change in uniform didn’t come with a full break from his past.

Opioid Trial Avoided as Drug Companies Strike 11th-Hour Deal
Opioid Trial Avoided as Drug Companies Strike 11th-Hour Deal

The nation's three dominant drug distributors and a big drugmaker have reached a $260 million deal to settle a lawsuit related to the opioid crisis just as the first federal trial over the crisis was due to...

CTU Touts Progress on 3rd Day of Canceled School Amid Strike
CTU Touts Progress on 3rd Day of Canceled School Amid Strike

Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey said Monday that "real progress" was made at the negotiating table over the weekend, as the teachers strike entered its third consecutive school day of canceled...