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Changing Climate

In-depth coverage of our changing climate and environmental issues

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...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 02:46 PM CDT

Solar for All? Removing Financial Obstacles to Green Energy

Solar for All? Removing Financial Obstacles to Green Energy

Washington, D.C., Connecticut, Illinois and more than a dozen other states are investing in programs to make clean energy available to low- and moderate-income households and to give jobs to people like...

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Family Travels to Chicago from Mexico for Teen's Funeral
Family Travels to Chicago from Mexico for Teen's Funeral

Family members are traveling from Mexico to Chicago Tuesday as they prepare to meet their youngest relative and say their final goodbyes to his 19-year-old mother Marlen Ochoa.

Student Arrested After Threats Made Delay Graduation
Student Arrested After Threats Made Delay Graduation

A high school in the southwest suburbs has rescheduled its graduation ceremony Tuesday after a student was arrested for making threats to the school.

IDPH Opens Investigation Into Advocate Christ Medical Center
IDPH Opens Investigation Into Advocate Christ Medical Center

The Illinois Department of Public Health has opened an investigation on Advocate Christ Medical Center, the facility facing questions following the birth of a child who police say was cut from the womb of his...

Spend Memorial Day Weekend at The St. Charles Fine Art Show
Spend Memorial Day Weekend at The St. Charles Fine Art Show

The following content is created in consultation with the St. Charles Fine Art Show. It does not reflect the work or opinions of NBC Chicago's editorial staff. To learn more about the St. Charles Fine...

Abortion Rights Advocates Protest Across US to #StoptheBans
Abortion Rights Advocates Protest Across US to #StoptheBans

Supporters of abortion rights flooded state capitols, town squares and courthouses around the country Tuesday to protest a wave of new laws restricting women's access to abortion that have passed in several...

Teacher Carjacked at Gunpoint in High School's Parking Lot
Teacher Carjacked at Gunpoint in High School's Parking Lot

A teacher was carjacked at gunpoint Tuesday in the parking lot of Whitney M. Young Magnet High School on the Near West Side.